hireimmigrants.ca, provides businesses with the tools and resources they need to better recruit, retain and promote skilled immigrants. The site also profiles good examples and innovative practices of employers across the country. Each week we bring you a round up of the useful resources posted there.
Using hireimmigrants.ca and the Roadmap Tool to Create and Manage a Diverse Workforce (webinar recording)
This webinar walks users through the re-designed hireimmigrants.ca site – and the Roadmap tool – exploring the navigation and new content to help employers recruit, retain and promote skilled immigrants.
Award-Winning Company Uses a Co-op Program to Tap into Immigrant Talent (video)
In this video, learn more about IS Awards-winner Maxxam Analytics’ co-op program for skilled immigrants, which has evolved to become an essential recruitment strategy for the laboratory services company.
Diversity: Mindsets to Markets
Ernst & Young’s Eric Rawlinson talks about the value of diversity and offers advice for other employers on how to leverage diverse talent to drive organizational success.
Work Placements Help AltaGas Find Skilled Talent (video)
Michelle Dulmadge, Manager of Operational Human Resources at AltaGas, talks about how the company uses work placements to find the talent it needs to fill skills shortages.
In the news
IEC-BC Report Calls for Greater Employer Involvement in Matching Workforce Needs with Immigrant Talent
The report, based on consultations with employers across the province, has 30 recommendations for public policy and programs to help employers leverage immigrants’ skills and experiences.
A Summary of Recent Changes to Canadian Immigration
The rundown of immigration changes includes information on when the change was announced and whether or not it has taken effect.
Rules Change for Potential Immigrant Families
Saskatchewan is changing its provincial nominee program to limit family category nominees and require them to also have a job offer, as well as provide increased protection for employers.
Why Canada Needs a Flood of Immigrants
The Globe and Mail is publishing an in-depth two-week series on why Canada needs to increase immigration and how to do it. In the first article, Joe Friesen talks about the need to radically increase immigration to fill labour shortages.
How Networking Helped Prevent an Immigrant Brain Drain in Nova Scotia
Halifax’s Connector program has helped more than 100 newcomers find jobs and is being replicated in 10 other cities across the country.
Canada’s Building Boom Leaves Labour Pool Dry
Construction demand and an aging workforce will create ‘unprecedented demand’ on the labour market, forcing construction firms to tap into non-traditional labour sources including immigrants.
Private Partners Join Federal Internship for Newcomers Program
CGI and CIBC are partnering with CIC to tap into a pool of job-ready newcomers to fill temporary and permanent positions in their companies.
Why Steamwhistle Looked Beyond Canadian Experience and Hired New Immigrants
In this video, Steamwhistle’s HR manager Lorna Wilner talks about why the brewery decided to look beyond Canadian experience when recruiting.
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