Langley's Got Talent -- Finding Skilled Immigrant Talent

March 29, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Event Description

The Langley Local Immigration Partnership (LLIP) and the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a series of sessions exploring Langley’s pool of skilled immigrant talent and ways to access this talent to address your skills shortage.
Join us for this free event!

Given our persistent labour shortage, this event will feature discussions and insights on how to access, find and engage skilled new immigrants into your workforce.

Hear from some of Langley’s newest residents, learn about the skills and experience they hold, the contributions they want to make and the challenges they are facing and learn how some employers have successfully accessed this talent.


  • In 2021, nearly 23% of Langley’s 159,000 residents were immigrants
  • It is estimated that 38% of all current and future jobs will be filled by immigrants
  • In a 2021 survey, immigrants reported having pre-arrival experience in 98 different occupations
  • Only 48% of immigrant respondents were employed AND only 19% in their field
  • New federal targets for immigration: 2023 – 465,000, 2024 – 485,000 and 2025 – 500,000
  • From 2016 to 2021, Langley’s population grew by 12.6% and the immigrant population by 35.4%
  • Skills and labour shortages are a critical issue in Langley
 This event will explore these QUESTIONS:
  1. Who are your potential employees, clients, customers, neighbours, colleagues?
  2. Why are trained and experienced immigrants not working?
  3. Are new immigrants a viable source of skilled labour for your organization?
  4. What gets in the way of hiring foreign trained workers?
  5. What approaches are required to recruit, hire, and retain new immigrant workers?

 *This is not a job fair. But a chance to learn and engage on this important workforce issue.
Event Details
:                  Wednesday, March 29th
Time:                  Registration / Coffee / Refreshments – 5pm              
                           Formal Program – 5:30pm to 7pm
Location:           #100 – 6470 201 Street, Langley
Cost:                  Complimentary 
Register:           Click here,  call 604 371 3770, or email us