Just Landed: New Immigrants Bring New Skills

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Tapping into the pool of highly skilled immigrant workers is proving beneficial for the employees, the customers and their employers. As PICS Smart Card is highlighting, using highly skilled, technically advanced staff helps them set a high standard of expert service for electronic repairs

PICS SmartCard Inc of Burnaby has recently established an independent electronic printers and electronic instrument repair service. Staffed by highly skilled workers from overseas, this service is taking off and proving that recent immigrants with skills bring a high value to the Canadian economy.

Due to professional training and work experience from abroad, the company has technicians that can offer expert servicing on Datacard, Fargo, Evolis, Nisca, Eltron, Zebra and other ID card printers. Essentially, the benefits of tapping into this foreign work pool are three-fold:

1. The new immigrant gets a highly paid technicians job rather than a blue collar position
2. New skills within the workplace upgrade the standards of the Canadian staff
3. PICS Clients get technicians with much higher skill levels and work experience, who can service obsolete/old equipment, thus extending the life and value of products

Thanks to expert foreign training, PICS can now offer repairs performed by university graduates, recruited from around the globe, with engineering degrees and work experience in electronics; and yet, in many other cases, such marketable skills and qualifications have been ignored, overlooked or even rejected. As President of PICS/IDSuperstore Steven Simonyi-Gindele explains, the ability of the few can greatly benefit the many:

"The labor pool of recent immigrants with foreign engineering degrees and board level experience, allows us to offer a very high level of diagnostic and repair service cost effectively. Having expert engineers rather than high school graduates with technical training do repairs allows us to diagnose and service virtually any high value equipment cost-effectively.

Let's be frank, ID Card Printers and most electronic products are manufactured overseas, so it makes perfect sense to tap into that employee market. We save our customers a great deal of money and help the environment by extending the life cycle of ID Card Printers and other electronic equipment. The higher the equipment value, the greater the financial benefit"

Foreign trained engineers with hands on experience can extend the lifespan of high value electronic equipment, which represents a major benefit to the clients of PICS Smart Card and IDSuperstore…and proof that immigrants bring more to the Canadian economy than is often recognized.

For further information contact:
Dr. Tim Thomas, Media Relations
PICS SmartCard Inc. 604-909-9671


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