Job Posting 85123

Canadian Work Experience Project Coordinator
Impact North Shore
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
City of North Vancouver Office
closes in 24 days (Tue, 19 Jul)
full time - temp / contract  •  $29.00 - $33.00 per hour, commensurate with experience

Position Title:            Canadian Work Experience Project Coordinator (Temporary, Full-Time)

Department:               Community Innovation

Reports to:                 Special Projects Manager, Community Innovation

Contract Dates:         July 2022– March 2023




The Canadian Work Experience Project Coordinator will work under the direction of the Special Projects Manager, Community Innovation, to examine the concept of Canadian Work Experience (CWE) and critically assess the exclusionary, racializing and disproportionate effect this job requirement has for racialized im/migrants. Outcomes of this project include proposed changes to policy and practices, as well as the production and testing of resources, tools and practical alternatives that foster equitable hiring processes.


Key Responsibilities

  • Convenes and facilitates discussions with a multidisciplinary Advisory Committee that will guide the design, implementation and evaluation of the project.
  • Conducts research specific to CWE as a hiring determinant, which includes literature review, surveys, interviews and focus groups engaging HR professionals, industry experts, service providers and newcomers. 
  • Works collaboratively with Special Projects Manager to synthesize research findings into reports, recommendations, informational pamphlets, and other knowledge products, as needed.
  • Outreach and engagement with key stakeholders, thought leaders and employment experts to collaborate on different aspects of the project and disseminate outcomes.
  • Coordinates, hosts and facilitates targeted community engagement activities, including dialogues on topics including systemic racism and workplace discrimination, including a Public Forum.
  • Develops tools and resources for employers to identify transferrable international experience and skills, and replace biased hiring practices and perceived barriers relating to workplace culture.  
  • Ensures the project is guided through a multi-sectoral, anti-oppression lens and centres experiences of racialized migrants who have experienced challenges accessing meaningful employment, as well as employers and HR professionals.
  • Contributes to a positive, supportive and collaborative team environment ensuring high performance, respect, trust and innovation.



  • Understanding of systemic racism and equity as it relates to employment.
  • Understanding of current HR hiring practices and barriers to employment for racialized im/migrants.
  • Research and analysis experience with strong writing skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships among diverse internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, step outside of your comfort zone and embrace learning through action.
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, attention to detail and research and analysis skills.
  • Strong communicating, editing, presenting and facilitating skills.
  • Comfortable working with a variety of computer software applications and has the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies, as needed.
  • Familiarity of and/or lived experience of diversity, is considered a strong asset.
  • Ability to speak multiple languages is considered an asset, but not required


Key Competencies


  • Values.  Behaves consistently with clear personal values that complement Impact North Shore’s values of excellence, diversity, and respect.
  • Integrity & Ethics. Ensures integrity in personal and organizational practices. Contributes to a respectful and client-centered workplace.
  • Innovation.  Thinks creatively; is open to new ideas and technologies. Is committed to developing effective and new approaches to service excellence.  Is flexible and adaptable to meeting changing demands of clients, funders, and other stakeholders.
  • Accountability.  Accepts a culture of accountability; takes personal ownership. Is self-aware and demonstrates a commitment to ongoing learning and continual improvement.
  • Engagement.  Shows passion for the job engages people in delivering results.
  • Effective Communication. Fosters open communication, listens to others, speaks effectively, and prepares written communication so that messages are clearly understood.
  • Organized & Efficient. Plans ahead and works in a systematic and organized way. Follows directions and procedures and ensures deliverables are meet on time and according to agreed standards.
  • Strategic Thinking. Has a vision for the future, builds plans, and makes decisions to get there. Aligns delivery with the strategic directions of Impact North Shore.
  • Results Focused. Action-oriented. Maximizes organizational effectiveness and sustainability. Aligns people, work, and systems to meet objectives.


We strongly encourage applications from IBPOC, LGBTQ2S+ people, im/migrants and newcomers, and other underrepresented communities.


Additional Information

  • Hours: 28 - 35 hours / week
  • Salary Range: $29 - 33 per hour
  • This is a hybrid position that requires regular in-office and remote work.
  • Contract dates are July 2022– March 2023.

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