As a member of the ACEC-BC, Hedgehog Technologies understands the impact of labour shortages within the engineering community and is looking to address this challenge facing the industry. In response to this, the ACEC-BC Small Firms Council (SFC) recently sat down with Jason Ong, the Director of Registration at Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC), to discuss ways member firms can support increasing the talent pool through offering a path to registration for those claiming refugee status in BC.
EGBC introduced a formal path to registration for refugees who are unable to access traditional documentation. An increase in refugees due to global conflicts has reinforced the importance of the process in increasing access to professional qualification for these individuals. The ACEC-BC recognizes that diverse experience gained through international work is beneficial to the industry and its teams, and raising awareness of the alternate registration process is a step towards welcoming and supporting refugees to join the industry.
“ACEC-BC members know that diverse experience gained through international work is beneficial to our industry and our teams – raising awareness of the alternate registration process is one step we can take to ensure we can welcome and support refugees to join our industry.” – Erin Martin-Serrano (Hedgehog Technologies), Chair, ACEC-BC Small Firms Council.
Hedgehog will continue to pursue new opportunities to support the development of the engineering community in Canada and beyond. To read the full bulletin, visit the ACEC-BC website: https://acec-bc.ca/2023/01/ecruiting-talent-path-to-practice-for-refugees-in-bc/
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