We are a French-speaking team. Our goal is to create a place where we can share resources. We lead series of events to help build a community and encourage people to build professional relationships.

Our story

Last year, a group of young, dynamic and resourceful French people identified a specific and crucial need within the French community. What could newcomers do to understand and overcome the cultural gap in order to find a qualified job in Vancouver?

In 2015, BC Talents from France was created. Thanks to motivated volunteers, we guide and help French newcomers better understand the Canadian culture, adapt their job search and excel in interviews.

Our team is dedicated to meeting every newcomer, providing advice and guiding their efforts to find a job matching their skills and experience. Our personalized approach, our tools and our growing network of professionals are very appreciated. Our monthly event has become a rendezvous you can't miss! It is a great opportunity to learn and network at the same time.

We are constantly improving our contents to give you the best support possible. We are also developing sponsorship to offer you more services. We are committed to helping our members connect with each other.

Our team is dedicated
to your success!

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For your information, our non-profit organization is entirely run by volunteers and not recognized as a charity by the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA).

Our goals

As a growing community of professionals from France, we organize in-person meetings with registered newcomers, gatherings and various events to facilitate networking and help new French talents be part of BC's business world. We help French talents search for a durable and qualified position in BC.

We help French talents search for a durable and qualified position in BC.

Welcome

Every week, new job seekers from France arrive in BC. They are willing to adapt to the local market and the social environment. As a community of professionals, we meet face-to-face to share and provide them with our best tips to enjoy their experience in Vancouver.

Promote

We believe that cultural diversity is an asset in business. As immigrants from France we share similar education and professional rules and standards. Our goal is to highlight the benefits of hiring French workers for a BC company.

Guide

Business rules and standards vary from one place to another. We have experienced it and can offer tips and guidance to adapt quickly and blend in with the locals in Vancouver.

Our team

We share a great ambition: to help and mentor all French newcomers so they can find a qualified job in Vancouver in less than 4 months and to organize engaging masterclasses. Discover our team members.

Julien Mainguy

Co-founder

Sandra Hofmann

Mentorship Associate

Céline Jolivet

Events Associate

Nathalie Veldhuizen

Website Coordinator

Laura Cardin

Communication Coordinator

Marie-Julie Terrones

Social Media Associate

Marion Gourvest

Mentorship Coordinator

Audrey Crespy

Social Coordinator

Maël Guiheneuf

Co-founder

You?
Join us

Welcome to BC, French job seekers

Every week, new job seekers arrive in BC from France. Most of them are invested in understanding the local market and the social environment. As a community of professionals, we contact every registered newcomer to help them and share with them our best tips to enjoy their experience in Greater Vancouver.

Who we are

For over a year, we've worked with the French community of BC, organizing events, helping each member find qualified jobs that meet their respective expectations. Our community now includes over a hundred people and covers a wide range of sectors -from industries to services- at various hierarchical positions. Most of us have been living and working in BC for years and have developed strong links in the local community.

What we share

We are intent on supporting newcomers by helping them improve their job search techniques. Newcomers often need a local endorsement to make the difference for a BC company. We, at BC Talents, can help you network and find your own endorsements.

Join us to take advantage of this resourceful group and increase your chances of landing a great job.

When you can meet us

First, newcomers should take the time to register to our website and we'll make sure to contact and personally meet each and every one of you.
We also organize group meetings on the first Tuesday of every month, as well as other events to share advice and guide you in your job search.

Register now and be part of our community.

Check out our Events page.

Promote French Expertise & Assets

We truly think that cultural diversity is an asset in the business world. As immigrants from France we share certain standards in education and professional conduct. We decided to come together to highlight French professionals appealing features for BC companies wishing to hire.

Why would a Vancouver company want to select a French talent rather than another one?

Cultural diversity

A French talent is different from a Canadian one, because the school systems are very different and they don’t receive the same education. This cultural diversity enables access to various work approaches that become a valuable asset for an international company when they are combined. As a consequence of their education and roots, French talents often have a refreshing hands-on and pragmatic approach, they are usually deductive thinkers with a strong analytical mindset.

Flexibility

In business, French people often appear extremely direct because they are not afraid to ask probing questions, keeping the best interest of their company in mind. A job description in France is often very wide and constantly evolving, which teaches them to become multitaskers and work efficiently in a cross-functional team. They are very flexible and used to add new tasks to their job if required.

Results oriented

Clear objectives, ambitious goals within tights deadlines are part of French people working habits. Their top management’s expectations are usually very high and French workers are compelled to deliver convincing results to their company. As they are lucky enough to have plenty of holidays, they manage to be effective within short work periods! By the way, France’s productivity is known to be top notch.

As a conclusion, French newcomers are essential for your business. Highly skilled and willing to fit in the Canadian standards, they will bring different expertise and approach to support your growth.

Our Talents

Help us to continue

Volunteer 

Do you want to get involve and join the crew? All our positions imply a fairly amount of responsibility and ensure that your experience could help you in your professional path.

Apply now

Donate

All people on the BC Talents team are volunteers and they don't receive any money for the time they give to BC Talents. Your donation will cover our expenses like the website, leaflets, the newcomers' guide, ...

Support

If you want to help us as a partner, or if you want to share with us your experience and your tips, please contact us.

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