Left to right: Front row – Raeanne Francis (BCRC), Sterling Lambert (CEDEC)
Back row – Julia Khon (Una Buro), Raymond Chow (Sobeys), Sylvie Nardin (BCRC).

EmployESBC update: Three new job matches and plans for more in 2023-2024

Three Jobseekers Matched to Jobs in Montreal

The Collaborative Economic Development Venture EmployESBC recently placed three Black jobseekers with employers in Montreal: (a) Summer Intern with Sobeys (finance/e-commerce), (b) Graphic Designer with Black Community Resource Center (BCRC contract), and (c) Project Coordinator with the Afro Youth Summit’s Reinforcement, and Intervention in Economic Development (RIDE) entrepreneurship program.

Spotlighting Employment with the Laurentian Bank

EmployESBC will feature the benefits of working at the Laurentian Bank at its upcoming Employer Spotlight on June 17, 2023. The virtual event will provide English-speaking Black jobseekers with an opportunity to connect directly with the Bank and get tips on navigating its recruitment process. For more information on this virtual Employer Spotlight event, please click here.

2023-2024 Operational Priorities Confirmed

To enhance the matching of available black talent with jobs in Greater Montreal, EmployESBC Partners confirmed in 2023-2024 to:

  • Revamp the EmployESBC website to optimize the registration and navigation processes, making it easier for (a) employers to promote positions and review candidate credentials and (b) enable jobseekers to better navigate the website and apply for positions.
  • Hire a Communications Coordinator to ramp up employer and talent recruitment and applicant engagement, while working to reduce barriers to successful matches while enhancing EmployESBC’s personalized service approach.
  • Create new marketing products to promote the advantages of registering through the website and the value of PPCS collaboration in finding innovative ways to match Black talent with available jobs in Montreal.

The desired outcomes of this public, private, and civil society collaboration among EmployESBC Venture Partners (Black Community Resource Center, English School Board, Una Buro, and Sobeys) are to provide curated job matching and accompaniment between jobseekers and employers, decrease the time for employers in filling positions, increase jobseeker satisfaction in finding new or better jobs, and improve and strengthen employers’ diversity profiles.