100+ immigrants visit the first ever Resource Works job fair in Vancouver
Resource Works is already Canada's second-most influential think tank in social media terms, and on June 4 it broke new ground in reaching new Canadians with fact-based, neutral data about the nation's economic mainstay – its natural resource sector.
Collaborating with employment organizations and potential employers, Resource Works was invited by S.U.C.C.E.S.S., a multicultural, multi-service agency assisting people at all stages of their Canadian experience, to use its Choi Hall of Decorum and Harmony in Vancouver to host its two-and-a-half hour "Overview of Careers in the BC Resource Industry" job fair.
"The future of Canada is its people, and without a balanced and fact-driven conversation about responsible resource development, citizens face a perilous future of higher taxes and fewer government services," said Stewart Muir, the Vancouver-based author who founded the Resources Works Society in April 2014.
Muir used the occasion to announce that community leader Dennis Chan had accepted a post on the Resource Works Advisory Council.
"The contributions Dennis has made to healthy living, particular for immigrant Canadians, made him a natural fit for the council," he said.
Wu Xu of Resource Works provides job fair attendees with background on the foundation stone of the BC economy, the natural resource sector. The key takeaway: responsible resource development is of fundamental value today.
Dennis Chan, new Resource Works Advisory Council member, at the June 4 event.
Suddhodan Baidya, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. regional manager, with Resource Works founder Stewart Muir.