Thank you for visiting Welcome PG...
...and for your interest in being an inclusive workplace & community!
Welcome PG is a strategic collaboration of community stakeholders, businesses, non-profit organizations and service providers based on a mutual passion and belief in removing barriers to social inclusion.
Welcome PG was created to enhance Prince George's diversity and economic prosperity by strengthening its capacity to attract, recruit and retain internationally trained new immigrants who have chosen Canada, specifically Prince George, as their home.
Welcome PG provides a forum where employers, service providers and other stakeholder groups can engage and share innovative tools and resources in promoting cultural diversity in their workplaces and tap into the talent and skills of new immigrants.
It is Welcome PG's belief that an effective strategy to address the economic downturn and the projected skill shortages is to ease the integration of new immigrants, and their families, into our community.
The next event will be held on March 28th, 2014 at the Prince George Airport!
In preparation for the Canada Winter Games in 2015, the Welcome PG Youth Advisory Board in collaboration with the PG Airport Authority has developed an ambassador volunteering type initiative, in which groups of IMSS Welcome PG youth will be volunteering on a monthly basis as Ambassadors at the Airport. They will welcome passengers arriving or departing from Prince George Airport and also will provide customer service to the visitors needing information about our city, points of interest, and events and celebrations taking place in our community.
The first YXS Airport Days celebration was held on January 31st which coincided with the first day of the Chinese New Year. Welcome PG Youth greeted passengers with fortune cookies, lucky red envelopes, and Chinese Lion dance performance.
Welcoming Air Canada, West Jet and CMA passengers arriving and departing between 4:00 to 5:30pm
Did you know?
- According to Stats Canada ... in 2011 9.7% of Prince George's population was made up of immigrants .... 6,815 people!
- According to Stats Canada ... in 2011 10% or over 7,000 people in Prince George speak a language other than English or French?
NEW Welcome PG RESOURCES:
Employer's Tool Kit and New Immigrant Manual specific to Prince George
Welcome PG is excited to offer two new resources, "Hiring Skilled New Immigrants: Tools for Employers,” and “Welcome to Prince George: An Introduction to Work and Life for New Immigrants.” These resources were recently developed to help integrate new immigrants successfully integrate into our community by building mutual understanding and in turn help Prince George continue to grow economically and socially. Both of these resources are an introduction to recruiting and retaining new immigrants in the workplace and to introduce new immigrants to Prince George. Welcome PG encourages both new immigrants and employers to spend more time looking at similar resources to help ensure that two-way integration is achieved. The resources are available online for viewing and download here.