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This section has articles, success stories, videos and other resources that speak to your particular interests and needs as a manager when it comes to recruiting, retaining and promoting skilled immigrants.

What Comes First — Language or Work? (Employer Webinar)

Bias, whether conscious or unconscious, favours certain people in the hiring process based on superficial characteristics like name and place of education that have nothing to do with their talent or potential. This webinar will dive deeper to understand how and why this form of discrimination occurs. It will look at practical solutions being tested in the workplace to disrupt hiring bias. Join us on October 27 with guest speakers Phil Oreopoulos of the University of Toronto and Heidi Walker of GapJumpers.

Vancouver tech company offers paid internships for Syrian refugees (News Story)

“We were looking for talent anyway; why don’t we consider hiring people from Syria?”

Meet the immigrant CEO welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada with jobs (News Story)

Mohammed Fakih is welcoming Syrian refugees the best way he knows how: by hiring them at Paramount Fine Foods restaurants across Ontario.

What business leaders are doing about the refugee crisis (News Story)

Finding themselves filling a non-traditional role, companies are responding with innovative ways to support newcomers.

A Migration Agenda for the Private Sector (Article)

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.

A London bakery offers refugee women a way into work (News Story)

Charities team up with local business to generate jobs for newcomer refugees

Flush with jobs — and potential workers — Germany is stymied by this cultural quirk (News Story)

“Life is too short to learn German,” quipped Mark Twain. Now the German language is turning out to be more than just the butt of jokes. In a country desperately in need of workers, it is proving to be a stumbling block that prevents German companies from taking advantage of the flood of new arrivals.