Employment & Language

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AMSSA Resources

Resource Page: Employment, AMSSA
This section of the AMSSA website lists BC and Canadian resources that have an immigrant self-employment and entrepreneurship focus, as well as a section on resources for settlement language & employment in the province of BC.

Information Resources

Toolkit: Onboarding Newcomers: A Toolkit for BC Employers, IEC-BC
Available in English and French, this resource helps employers effectively connect with immigrant talent and provides tips and recommendations on supporting diversity in language.

Report: Evaluation of Literacy and Essential Skills, ESDC
This evaluation report covers fiscal years 2011 to 2012 to 2015 to 2016 and focuses on how the Department has shifted its focus to systemic change by encouraging the integration of literacy & essential skills into labour market programming, services, and policies.

Resource Page: Specialized Language Training IN the Workplace: Curriculum Templates, The Centre – Skills and Development Training
These planning templates can be adapted as needed and used by other organizations that deliver training in the workplace. Templates include: Employee Agreement, Employer and Employee Evaluation, Lesson Plan template, and Curriculum Template.

Resource Page: BC Labour Market InformationWork BC
This website lists updated labour market reports and trends summaries for the province of BC.

Resource Page: Occupational Language Analysis DatabaseCentre for the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB)
This webpage offers language analyses for specific occupations, highlighting skills for speaking, listening, reading, and writing noted in terms of the Canadian Language Benchmarks. Each analysis gives concrete examples of tasks done in that job where students would use a specific language skill.

Resource Page: Canada Labour Market InformationGovernment of Canada
This website lists recent updates and information regarding Canada’s labour market.

Resource Page: Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for TrainersCentre for the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB)
This resource page contains information for programs looking to deliver employment language training IN the workplace. On this page, program managers can find guidebooks, learner profile forms, and checklists to do needs assessments and training plans with employers.

Report:  Bridging Employer and Employee Needs in British Columbia’s Capital Region – Workplace Learning Project, Read Society
This report describes the activities of  Victoria READ Society’s (READ) Workplace Learning Project,  and provides information for workplace learning stakeholders about Organizational Needs Assessments (ONA) focused on basic skills. All of the employers who participated in this study offered a variety of employee training and none of the employers were currently providing training in English as a Second Language, reading or writing. The purpose of the ONA is to help businesses determine their overall training needs – both for them as employers and for their employees.

Webinar: Developing and Teaching Effective English for Specific Purposes ProgramsTutela
This presentation showcases the English for Specific Purposes (ESP) programs that have been developed for healthcare and engineering professionals.

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