Working Group 3

Working Group 3: Employment

Goal: North Shore immigrants have access to employment that matches their skills, education and experience.

Actions during 2016/17:



  1. Info Sheet: Immigrants and the North Shore Labour Market

    February 2017

    We created a handout for employees on how to connect with the North Shore’s immigrant talent. This resource was developed in collaboration with the North Vancouver Economic Partnership and the District of West Vancouver. See it here.

  2. Employer Resource: Discrimination

    February 2017

    This resource was created for employers with tools on how to support clients, customers, and employees impacted by racism or discrimination developed in collaboration with the North Vancouver Economic Partnership. See it here.


Working Group 3 Members:

Tim Blake, YWCA North Vancouver

Committee Members:
Elizabeth Jones, North Shore Multicultural Society
Karmen Blackwood, Capilano University
Lori Cameron, North Shore Multicultural Society
Maryam Nani, Immigrant Advisory Council
Nasser Ghorbandaiy, Immigrant Advisory Council
Patrick Stafford-Smith, North Vancouver Economic Partnership
Stephen Mikicich, District of West Vancouver


North Shore Demographics

34.1% of immigrants

living in West Vancouver are from China
Source: 2011 NHS

67.6% of recent immigrants

in West Vancouver speak non-official languages most often at home.
Source: 2011 NHS

14,835 immigrants

and 1,750 recent immigrants work in the District of North Vancouver
Source: 2011 NHS

61% of recent immigrants,

age 26-64, in the City of North Vancouver have bachelor's degrees or higher.
Source: 2011 NHS

38.4% of labour force

age 15 years and over, in the City of North Vancouver are made up of immigrants.
Source: 2011 NHS

15% of immigrants

in West Vancouver are Muslims.
Source: 2011 NHS

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