The Project Advisory Committee (PAC) members are a group of volunteers comprised of business leaders, government representatives, members from the community, and Internationally Trained Professionals.
The role of the PAC is to advise and support the development, progress, and operations of ACAP by sharing their expert knowledge and experience pertaining to career support for Internationally Trained Professionals, as well as workplace diversity and inclusion.
Catholic Community Services of York Region is the first and major provider for immigrant settlement and integration services in York Region funded and mandated to serve newcomers directly through an array of services and indirectly in partnership with mainstream service providers and community stakeholders in the public and business sectors. It is instrumental in formulating the York Region Immigration Strategy and developing the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services in York Region.
The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy. Through trusted research, innovative talent solutions, and practical policy advice, ICTC fosters economic development and consumer engagement in a global market.
Tourism HR Canada is a national organization working for the tourism sector in Canada, a $88.5 billion industry employing over 1.7 million people including over 500,000 youth. The organization works to identify and address labour market issues in the Canadian tourism sector.
Its main goals include improving the quality and mobility of the tourism workforce and supplying tourism businesses with the labour market intelligence they need to plan for and overcome their current and future human resource challenges. Tourism HR Canada is recognized as a global leader in setting occupational standards, building competency frameworks, developing occupational training and certification programs under the emerit brand, conducting research into the tourism labour market, and analyzing the resulting data to plan and implement HR strategies for the industry
The Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia (IEC-BC) is a provincial non-government organization that stimulates the integration of skilled immigrant talent into the province’s workforce by fostering solutions, building connections and being a champion to help employers attract and retain skilled immigrant talent. Our work is guided by a Board of influential leaders from the private sector, government, education, labour and community organizations.
The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) brings leaders together who are committed to helping immigrants and employers succeed. They help employers make the most of the Greater Toronto area’s culturally diverse workforce, while helping immigrants connect to employment that fully leverages their skills and talents.
As one of the world’s leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence is a bold initiative established in 2012 with funding from the federal and provincial governments. The Centre aims to provide information on best practices, resources and tools, conduct innovative research and offer training aimed at improving the capacity of the employment services sector to support job seekers in BC.
Jamal immigrated to Canada in 2004 with his family after 18 years of working as a physician back in his home country, Iran. Jamal tried to obtain a medical license in Canada but it was a long and difficult process. After considering alternative career options, he found Naturopathic Medicine and is very close to finishing his training. While he has been receiving training in Naturopathic Medicine, Jamal was recognized by a local employer and hired as Program Manager for a parenting program. He has been working in this role for about 10 years.
Jamal explains that he has experienced all challenges that an internationally trained physician may face after immigrating. On the other hand, he believes there are ways to find alternative pathways, and he is very happy to be a part of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s Active Career Advancement Project with the hope of helping future immigrants in similar situations to the one he experienced.
Harmolk Brar is a Director in Prudential Supervision at the Financial Institutions Commission of BC (FICOM), where he supervises a portfolio of credit unions to ensure their financial soundness and compliance with governing laws.Harmolk has over 11 years of experience in audit and risk management functions, primarily based in the financial services sector.
He has held progressive roles in various organizations in Winnipeg, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver. In addition to his work experience, Harmolk also served on the Board of the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) for two terms.
Harmolk holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and is currently pursuing the Certified Internal Auditor designation.