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  • Presentation to: “Case Study in BC Labor Market : Chinese Immigrants on the Move?” workshop Ronald Ma MSW RSW Director of Employment Services S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Enhancing Global Career Management - The need for a Paradigm Shift
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. - MISSION S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is a multi-service organization for the promotion of the well being of Canadians and their participation in a diverse society.
  • Holistic and Integrated Approach Family and Youth Counseling Services Business Training & Economic Development Immigrant & Settlement Services Training Institute: Language & Job Skills Training Employment Services Seniors, Women & Volunteer Programs Government, Businesses, Employers, Community Organizations, Schools, Communities Health Services, Senior Care Home, Adult Day Care Holistic and Integrated Approach
  • Agency Profile Success employment service: Staff: 50 full time Clients: 5,000 /yr Client profile:
  • Agency Profile Same conclusion (same question) People are on the move? 1. A “…whether they are settlers or “immigrant prisoners”, temporarily serving their time in Vancouver before a further relocation..” (Yeo) 1. B “..the model indicates that many migrants never planned to stay in Canada but rather invested in themselves for later movement...”(Deng) 2. No policy can stop it? _______________________________________________________ a. the cost and benefit of this Canadian-Chinese Diaspora. b. Their role in making BC a Pacific gateway to the east.
  • Agency Profile
    • Observations from the front line workers:
    • More Chinese immigrant workers
    • More people move back to china
    • Some move to other provinces / countries
    • Good opportunities in China - Some companies in China keep the positions for them – go and try, welcome back
    • Sea turtles – overseas returnees: global connection and global perspectives advantages
    • “ If you are gold, you will shine wherever you go”
  • The Changing Labor Market
    • Free flow of jobs
    • Internationally free flow of workers
    • “ Global Career Management ”
  • ABA ABC AB, AB 1 , AB 2 , AB 3 … ABC, ABC 1 , ABC 2 , ABC 3 ABABABAB…. “… by evaluating the various earnings streams open to the mover she can make her decision to stay, migrate or return home…”
    • Demographic Change Facts
    • Immigration is 60% of Canadian population growth
    • In 10 years, Canada’s net labour force will come from immigration
    • In 24 years, immigration will account for Canada’s total population growth
    • By 2017, 1 in 5 Canadians will be visible minority (increasing from Asian/middle East countries)
    • By 2017, 1 in 2 Canadians will be visible minority in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto
  • What do the immigrants bring
    • Human Capital
    • - professional, skilled and unskilled labour
    • Investment capital
    • Financial capital, business and trade connections
    • Cultural diversity
    What do the Immigrants bring
  • Agency Profile Paradigm change Act Local, think Global Think local, Act Global
  • Government, Employers, Community Organizations, Schools, Communities Holistic and Integrated Approach to establish a root for immigrants Employment Services Settlement Services Seniors, Women Programs Family and Youth Counseling Health Services, Business Training
  • Government, Employers, Community Organizations, Schools, Communities Settlement Services Seniors, Women Programs Family and Youth Counseling Business Training How the ISO’s can help Immigrants / Skilled immigrants Employers ISOs Immigrants Services Organizations
  • Summary
    • International movement of labor is a reality
    • Proactive policy is urgently needed to attract, maintain, and utilize immigrant talents.
    • Chinese immigrants’ Asian connection will greatly contribute to the BC Gateway to Asia.
    • There is cost. But the benefit is far exceed the cost
    • To establish a “root” is crucial to immigrants. “grassroot” NGOs play a significant role in immigrants labor market and social integration
    • People are leaving, action oriented policy is urgently needed.
    Conclusion
  • Thank You Contact: Ronald Ma MSW RSW [email_address]