Job Posting 86227

Employer Relations Specialist
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Multiple locations
closes in 23 days (Thu, 1 Sep)
full time

At ISSofBC we believe in:


  • Passion Helping immigrants start and build a future in Canada
  • Diversity Acceptance of individuals’ unique needs and aspirations
  • Teamwork When you succeed, we succeed


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The Career Paths Program supports skilled immigrants and refugees to fast-track their re-credentialing and employment journey in British Columbia. We do so through customized one-on-one career coaching, group and self-paced online learning on career development and standards in BC, local connections to mentors and skilled professionals, on-site employer tours and networking events, and access to skills enhancement services to fund regulatory or skills upgrading requirements in our clients’ chosen occupations.


In Career Paths, we believe that with career support from our Career Strategists, Resources Advisor, and Employer Relations Specialists, all our clients can re-align and re-enter their chosen profession here in BC. Our services are tailored to your individuals’ education, training, and professional experiences.


As an Employer Relations Specialist, you will report to the Assistant Manager – Client Success and you will focus on serving skilled professional clients who require assistance in finding meaningful work. In addition to marketing job placement services to generate job leads and placements for unemployed clients that are consistent with ISSofBC policies and funder’s guidelines, you will also: develop and maintain a database network of resources and employers contacts to ensure the availability of job leads for clients, provide job information and resources to clients, pre-screen clients and employers and conduct quality job matches and job referrals and provide placement-related coaching and support and conduct follow-up activities with clients and employers. 



How You’ll Make a Difference


Job Development:

  • Develops and maintains a network of resources and employers to ensure the availability of job leads for clients
  • Maintains a database of contacts; and markets job placement services to generate job leads and placements for clients
  • Conducts and delivers presentations to employers and employer groups in support of client marketing activities
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with prospective employers, resource persons, and other relevant organizations
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the local labour market and trends in the employment/career counselling area


Client Service:

  • Arranges placement of participants in job shadowing or work experience opportunities that improve their chances for securing jobs commensurate with their identified skills and experience
  • Works with program staff, as appropriate, to identify and pre-screen suitable candidates for job postings, and conducts the necessary screening interviews and appropriate tests to facilitate quality job matches and referrals
  • Conducts matches between the skills sets required by employers and the skills sets identified by the clients
  • Prepares and coaches participants for job and/or work experience placement interviews with employers
  • Provides ongoing coaching and support to clients. Consults with the relevant staff or the Manager regarding any unresolved issues and problems


Administrative Functions:

  • Updates client’s information and employment activities in the CRM, NewTrack
  • Maintains necessary records and prepares accurate and timely narrative/statistical data for program reporting purposes
  • Perform administrative functions to support marketing activities, such as preparing correspondence, reports, and records
  • Creates jobs postings and pre-screening interview forms
  • Participates in creating marketing strategies and activities with the marketing team such as planning and participating in outreach and recruitment activities, e.g., hiring events and career information workshops
  • Performs other related duties as assigned



What You Bring


Post-secondary degree in Human Resources, Business Management, Sociology, professional experience in recruiting and/or talent acquisitions, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer. Job Developer certificate is an asset to the position.



What Makes You a Change Maker

  • Strong communicator: you clearly express your thoughts in conversation as well as write and present in a persuasive and influencing manner
  • A natural connector with an exceptional ability to interact authentically with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, and/or socio-economic backgrounds and experiences
  • Proven ability to liaise and develop relationships with employers
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural counselling abilities
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles including facilitation, use of social media, and /or online learning concepts
  • Stay abreast of local labour market trends and issues, especially those related to immigrants and/or clients with skilled professionals
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Windows applications, software, and databases
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a clear BC Criminal Record Check
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position


ISSofBC Value Proposition


  • Role Salary Range: $25.50 - $31.40 per hour
  • Expected Starting Range: $25.50 - $27.06. Dependent on education, training, experience, and internal equity. Wage grids are reviewed annually
  • 105 hours of vacation and 35 hours of personal leave
  • Extended health and dental benefits
  • Employer matched RRSP with contributions up to 5%
  • Hybrid work opportunity
  • Collaborative peers with a wide range of backgrounds and talents
  • Inclusive culture
  • Innovative workplace with opportunity for new approaches


ISSofBC’s mission and values emphasize inclusivity and recognition of individuals’ unique talents. In recruiting and developing our staff, we see strength in diversity of backgrounds, lived experiences, and identities. We welcome and encourage applicants who bring new perspectives and experiences to our team. 



If you are passionate about making a difference, apply now!


Start Date: as soon as possible

Location: Surrey, Burnaby, New Westminster, and Vancouver

Position: (3) Three regular full-time positions at 35 hours per week

Closing Date: open until filled

Email applications must include: “2022-CP-08” and can be sent to: 


Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. We thank all applicants; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.­

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