Author Archives: mbatroukh

[Interview] World Education Services on Credential Assessment

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Canada welcomes highly-skilled and qualified immigrants each year; to fully realize the benefit of highly-skilled immigrants, employers often require support to appreciate the qualifications that newcomers bring from abroad. Read this interview with WES to learn more about its services, and how they support employers assess candidates.

This Is Why Diversity Is Good For Business

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The business case for diversity is compelling. Having different opinions at the table is critical for innovation in the information age. So how can businesses foster diversity?

Canadian Companies Still Struggling to Overcome Hiring Bias Against Minorities

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Hiring Bias event and report release announcement: ‘Do Larger Employers Treat Racial Minorities More Fairly?’.

Resources for Newcomer Entrepreneurs in the GTA

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Many organizations in the GTA provide free services for newcomer entrepreneurs to help them a start business. Here are some key resources.

Getting Started: Investing in Refugee Talent (Canada)

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A guide for business to tap refugee talent and improve ways to source, hire, onboard and train refugees.

Hire Immigrants Report: Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Canada

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A scan of the experience of Canadian immigrant entrepreneurs, and policy and programs for encouraging immigrant business.

New Migration Council with corporate heavyweights to fight for a bigger Australia

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Business takes a leadership role in the newly formed Migration Council of Australia. The organisation seeks to build a bridge between those with an economic interest in a big Australia, and those with a social interest in a fair Australia.

A Migration Agenda for the Private Sector

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As Europe’s refugee crisis continues to evolve, offers of assistance have been complemented by a broad-based response from the business community, writes migration expert Khalid Koser. This mobilization highlights not only the role that the private sector can play in managing migration, but also the importance of extending this engagement beyond the response to the immediate crisis.

Transnational Entrepreneurship : Q&A with Howard Lin

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Cross-border activities increase “brain circulation.” For countries like Canada that see poor performance on innovation, and particularly on commercialization, transnational entrepreneurs present a unique opportunity.

Canada’s Start-Up Visa: Build-Measure-Learn

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Can a government work like and with the private start-up sector to jump-start immigrant entrepreneurship, attract the “best and brightest” international entrepreneurs …