Media Advisory - Metro Vancouver Leaders Summit on Immigrant Employment to be held October 22 at Wosk Centre

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 14 /CNW/ - To address the growing challenges of
immigrants finding employment in their area of training or experience,
committed leaders from business, labour, education, government, regulators and
service providers will gather together on October 22 for the Metro Vancouver
Leaders Summit. This summit aims to create new relationships among
stakeholders, unveil a focused action strategy and forge a commitment to
collaborative action.
    This Summit is being convened by the Vancouver Mayor's Task Force on
Immigration and Vancouver Foundation, with support from the BC Ministry of
Advanced Education and Labour Market Development. Participants will explore
the many opportunities available to improve access to employment for new
immigrants in the region and to establish the first ever Immigrant Employment
Council in British Columbia.

    What:  Metro Vancouver Leaders Summit on Immigrant Employment

    When:  Wednesday October 22, 2008 - 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

           N.B. Key announcements will be made in the last hour

    Where: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University
           515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

    Who:   Leaders from employers, labour, education, government and service
           Summit co-chairs: Faye Wightman, President & CEO, Vancouver
           Foundation and Zool Suleman, Chair, Mayor's Task Force on
           Immigration, City of Vancouver

    Media are invited to observe the entire summit, but seating is limited so
please RSVP.

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Carla S. Shore, C-Shore
Communications Inc., P: (604) 731-0975, C: (604) 329-0975,

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