Job Posting 68672

Employment Liaison Specialist
BCCA Integrating Newcomers
Regina area
closed 6 days ago (Mon, 1 Mar)
full time - term / contract

BCCA-Integrating Newcomers (BCCA-IN) is looking for an organised, people-focused Employment Liaison Specialist to help incoming Canadian Permanent Residents build their career in Canada before they land. Perhaps you have a HR or job developer background, worked on the operations or recruitment side of construction businesses, or maybe you’ve spent time in the trades or construction professions. Either way, you feel your practical industry knowledge and connections can be leveraged to ensure skilled immigrants add value to the construction industry as soon as possible. Your genuine interest in people also drives you to be available to advise, guide and help professionals, help themselves.


About us

Our program is funded by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The pre-arrival, pan-Canadian service helps high-skilled newcomers explore and build successful construction careers. Learn more


About the role (duties and responsibilities)


As an Employment Liaison Specialist you will be delivering:

  • one-on-one career guidance; 
  • tailored resume, cover letter, LinkedIn advice; and
  • in-depth skills and education assessments to help clients focus on the best career, credentials and connections activities they can engage in pre-arrival.


You will also:

  • source job leads and
  • make referrals to appropriate newcomer settlement services, professional associations, career regulatory authorities and employers.


You will be joining a team with multi-industry and practical immigration experience who have built successful careers in Canada and are committed to providing practical advice to make the process easier for incoming construction professionals.


On a day-to-day basis you will advise all types of construction professionals including engineers, architects, project managers, estimators, technicians, tradespeople and those on the operations side of the business (IT, HR, marketing, procurement, health and safety, finance etc.). You will also help skilled professionals understand how to transfer their education and experience into construction (or on occasion, other technical industries).


Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, and Attitude:


-          Experience in employment counselling


-          Awareness of employment trends and key projects within the region


-          Experience working with new Canadians an asset


-          Personal experience as a newcomer to Canada an asset


-          Understanding of the Canadian / Saskatchewan apprenticeship system


-          Proficient with Microsoft Office


-          Fluent in French is a strong asset


-          Effective organization, multitasking and time management skills


-          Excellent oral, written and communication skills are essential


-          Knowledge of local employment service providers would be an asset


-          Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills


-          Valid Class 5 drivers license and vehicle


-          This position does require travel


The office for this position is located in Regina, Saskatchewan, however, the successful candidate could be working from home partially until the public health orders change, following the recommendations from SK Public Health Authorities. 


This is a temporary 1 year contract, with an ideal start date in March 2021. 


Please reply by email with cover letter, resume and references no later than 4:00 pm Friday March 5th.

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