Moncton, NB
St. John's, NL
Charlottetown, P.E.I
Halifax, NS

How do we connect employers and international students?

Notes & Ideas

  • B of Trade recently introduces student membership

  • 23% of RBC employees in NL are newcomers - RBC: career launch program

  • Some companies don’t have an HR department.

  • In other provinces universities have “speed dating” networking events with an online component

  • Business community is not engaging enough

Questions

  • Who in the compies do you contact?

  • Can we all collaborate more?

Actions

  • Find champion in the company

  • Solve lack of education re:immigration process

  • More collaboration to collect data re: employees available- collect everything into 1 database (easily accessible)

  • Sharing existing data.

  • Talk with associations instead of a single employer

  • Make sure there are easy pathways re:finding info

Take Aways

Collaborate, communicate, connect,