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Hiring International Workers in Atlantic Canada
Hiring International Workers in Atlantic Canada

Employment Program Staff

Jennifer Jeffrey

Jennifer Jeffrey
Employment Services Coordinator

(902) 628-6009 ext. 209
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Lisa Chaisson

Lisa Chaisson
Employment Counsellor

(902) 628-6009 ext. 205
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Amy MacLean

Amy MacLean
Employment Counsellor

(902) 628-6009 ext. 222
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Dandan Wang

Dandan Wang
Employment Counsellor

(902) 628-6009 ext. 201
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Etta Esler

Etta Esler
Employment Counsellor

(902) 628-6009 ext. 251
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Services for Employers

Who We Are

The PEI ANC's Employment Assistance Service has been assisting Island businesses build stronger and more diverse workplaces since 1995.

Our Employment Counsellors are happy to assist your company or organization in meeting your human resource needs. Our expert team members can:

  • Send out your query or employment ad to hundreds of immigrants legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Support both you and your newcomer employee during interviews and training
  • Provide ongoing support including workshops and training on cross-cultural communication, awareness and inclusion in the workplace
  • Help arrange a volunteer work placement for a skilled immigrant to gain Canadian work experience
  • Locate and provide information on government wage subsidy programs, if applicable

Advantages of Hiring Newcomers to Canada

There are many benefits for your business if you include newcomers into your workforce:

  • Workplaces are enriched by international experience and multilingual abilities
  • Newcomers have important cross-cultural skills and knowledge
  • Your business will benefit from the connections newcomers bring to PEI
  • Cultural diversity brings innovation to business challenges
  • You can build a workforce that reflects your changing clientele and community

Skilled immigrants:

  • Possess talents and accreditation in a variety of professional fields
  • Have skills and expertise to fill labour market gaps and provide a competitive edge
  • Are primarily between 25-44 years of age, and 69% have obtained a university degree
  • Can lend your business a global perspective in a knowledge economy
  • Could increase your market share by serving diverse local, and international markets