May 2016

Internationally Trained Engineers & Geoscientists Panel Discussion

Bridging Supply & Demand Gaps in BC Engineering & Geoscience (Organized by the APEGBC Vancouver Branch)

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Drop-in registrations are welcome space permitting.
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Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Salons, 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Panel speakers include:

Janet Sinclair 
Chief Operating Officer, APEGBC

Jason Jung
Manager, Professional Practice and Development, ASTTBC

Jonathan Kassian
Project Manager, APGST

Keith Sashaw
Chief Executive Officer, ACECBC
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $15
Light refreshments will be served.
(Drop-in registrations are welcome space permitting).
Note: Dress code is business casual.
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With focus on internationally trained engineers and geoscientists, the APEGBC Vancouver Branch has organized a panel discussion on findings of the recent Engineers, Geoscientists, Technologists and Technicians (EGTT) Labour Market Information Study conducted by APEGBC, Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table (APGST), Association of Consulting Engineering Companies in British Columbia (ACECBC), and Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC).


6:30 PM: Registration & Networking
7:00 PM: Introductions & Summary Presentation of Report
7:30 PM: Panel Discussion
8:30 PM: Networking
9:00 PM: Closing


The EGTT Labour Market Information Study produced detailed and validated information on anticipated future labour needs, trends, and gaps within the engineering and geoscience sectors, including a 10-year regional outlook for 31 occupations across five regions of BC. The project’s results indicate both a growing demand for and a limited supply of trained engineers, geoscientists, technologists and technicians over the next decade. Trends in labour supply management are shifting away from more traditional models to accommodate the global nature of the engineering and geoscience professions.

The information provided through the research supports a critical examination of what needs to be done to bridge the gap between supply and demand. As noted in the study, filling job vacancies will rely in part on employing immigrants, with over 40 per cent of new workers in the next decade expected to be immigrants to Canada.

We will be joined by Janet Sinclair (Chief Operating Officer, APEGBC), Jason Jung (Manager, Professional Practice and Development, ASTTBC) , Jonathan Kassian (Project Manager, APGST) and Keith Sashaw (Chief Executive Officer, ACECBC)  to discuss the EGTT Labour Market Information Study, including but not limited to the following:
  • Results of the EGTT Labour Market Information Study
  • Various disciplines and regions which may significantly rely on immigrant professionals
  • Different programs that are aimed to facilitate the integration of immigrant professionals
The goal of the panel discussion is to help internationally trained engineers and geoscientists become aware of the changing job market in Canada and to equip them with the knowledge to advance within the field of engineering and geoscience in the coming decade.

Related Information

For more information about the EGTT Labour Market Information Study, please see the following links:

  1. Need for Engineers, Geoscientists, Technologists and Technicians Expected to Grow
  2. EGTT LMI 2015-2024 Executive Summary
  3. Background and Methodology Report
  4. Tightness Rankings for the 31 EGTT Occupations in BC Ranked in the 2015 Report


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  • Drop-in registrations are welcome (space permitting).

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