Over the last decade the immigrant population of the City and Township of Langley has grown significantly. According to Census 2016 data, the Township had the highest immigrant population growth rate in BC at 21.5%; the City had the 5th highest at 15.5%.
In 2021, 365 newcomers responded to the Langley LIP’s local immigrant survey.
These individuals listed 98 different occupation pre-arrival. After arrival only 48% were employed or self-employed with only 19% employed in their field. Although local data is not yet available, research conducted nationally reports new immigrants and racialized individuals were more impacted by the pandemic than longer term residents.
Featured Speaker: Patrick Mackenzie, CEO, Immigrant Employment Council of BC
Attend this event to:
learn about the employment services and financial supports available in Langley to help you find new workers
gain a better understanding of the immigrant talent pool in Langley
discuss the impact of the pandemic on employers and immigrant job seekers
learn promising practices for connecting with and onboarding immigrant workers
The Langley Local Immigration Partnership and the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend this important discussion.