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,