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This section has articles, success stories, videos and other resources that speak to your particular interests and needs when it comes to finding and recruiting skilled immigrants in the non-profit sector.

We Just Can’t Handle Diversity (News Story)

Diversity improves performance, and people who apply themselves and do good work should be treated fairly.

Languages are major obstacles for immigrants trying to get ahead professionally (News Story)

Research conducted in 2013 suggests that 64 per cent of immigrants in Quebec are overqualified for the work they do.

How Diversity Of Thought Makes A Difference (News Story)

Maintaining or creating diversity of thought can’t come last, but often it does. 41% of Fortune 1000 respondents said they’re “too busy” to implement diversity initiatives.

Supplier Diversity Forum (video) for small business hosted by RBC Royal Bank and Hire Immigrants (Employer Video)

Learn about supplier diversity and how becoming a certified diverse supplier can help your company win business.

“Diversity and Entrepreneurship” Keynote Speech (video) by Kirk Dudtschak, RBC Royal Bank (Employer Video)

Kirk Dudtschak, Executive Vice President of Personal & Commercial Banking at RBC Royal Bank, examines the links between diversity and entrepreneurship.

People with racially diverse friend groups are more productive (News Story)

Do you know what your employees’ friend circles are like? A new study published in Organization Sciencefound that employees with more racially diverse friend networks were more likely to go beyond their roles to help the company.

Hack the hiring process to reap diversity’s bottom-line benefits (Article)

Employers may understand why it is key to hiring immigrants but they may not necessarily understand the how. Ratna Omidvar of the Global Diversity Exchange provides some easy and lost cost strategies to make your hiring more effective.

Perceptions of Employment Barriers and Solutions (Employer Report)

Challenges to newcomer employment can be overcome, says new ALLIES report.

The World’s Most Talent Ready Countries, 2014 (Article)

Talent is moving around the world faster than ever before. Countries that remain open to it are building a competitive edge.

New etip: Brokering Success for New Canadians (News Story)

Learn how governments can “broker success” in the job market for newcomers.

Brokering Success for New Canadians (Employer eTip)

Learn how governments can “broker success” in the job market for newcomers.

Brokering Success – Improving Skilled Immigrant Employment Outcomes (Employer Webinar)

Learn how government-employer engagement can help skilled immigrants find employment.

Government as Employer of Skilled Immigrants (Employer Webinar)

Find out what practices and policies various levels of governments are using to encourage the employment of immigrants.

Register for New Webinar: Government as Employer of Skilled Immigrants (News Story)

Join us for the release of the new report by Wayland Consulting.

Canada one of the World’s Most Popular Destinations for Job Seekers (News Story)

Canada is already reliant on immigrants as the key source of its labour force growth and that importance will only increase as the population ages, people retire and birth rates stay low.

New Ryerson-Maytree initiative set to advance the inclusion of immigrants and visible minorities (News Story)

hireimmigrants find new home at the Ryerson Maytree Global Diversity Exchange.

Career Edge and NACC Partner to Help Skilled Newcomers Join Canada’s Workforce (News Story)

Helping immigrants re-launching their careers in Canada.

Toronto is diverse but not as inclusive as it could be (Article)

Toronto exemplifies multiculturalism, but struggles with inclusion and equality of opportunity.

Business Leaders Call on Ottawa to Reverse ‘Alarming Slide’ in Skills Training (News Story)

Report says only the federal government can lead and create a national education and skills training strategy

The Forgotten Person in Today’s Immigrant (Article)

Alan Broadbent, reminds us that we must remember the immigrant’s long term contribution to the labour market and to the nation.

The RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2014 Announced (News Story)

Recognizing newcomers including many business owners who have made a strong contribution to Canada.

TRIEC: 10 Years of Meaningful Work (Employer Video)

TRIEC plays a strategic role in connecting skilled immigrants to the labour market.

Supporting Immigrant Employment Contributes to Prosperity in the GTA: TRIEC Immigrant Success Award Winners Show How (News Story)

TRIEC and RBC recognize the winners of the 8th Annual Immigrant Success (IS) Awards – organizations and individuals who are helping employers do just that to the advantage of employers, immigrants and the region as a whole.

Ontario Award for Leadership in Immigrant Employment (News Story)

Recognizing individuals and organizations who are forward-thinking champions of immigrant economic integration. Nomination deadline is May 6, 2014

Diversity and Immigration – Important Parts of Canada’s Past, Present and Future (Article)

Gord Nixon, President and CEO of RBC talks about the importance of immigration to Canada’s identity and economy, and how we must move beyond diversity to inclusion to leverage our individual and collective strengths.

Hire Immigrants Ottawa 2014 Employer Excellence Awards (News Story)

Congratulations to TD Bank and various individuals for their leadership in championing immigrant employment in the Ottawa Region.

Canada’s Socio-Economic Sustainability at Risk (News Story)

2014 is set to mark the beginning of the Baby Boomer exodus from the workforce, so just who will fill Canada’s growing skills gap?

Ontario’s Clarion Call for Putting Diversity to Work (Article)

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration makes the case for why hiring skilled immigrants is essential to business.

Guelph-Wellington Immigration Partnership Employer Toolkit Now Available (News Story)

Toolkit provides resources, quick-reference tips, and checklists for incorporating inclusive practices in your hiring activities and human resource practices.

Leveraging Immigrant Talent for Business Development (Article)

Skills and talents of newcomers can lead to exciting new Ottawa based business ventures, creating jobs and growing the region’s economic base.

Skilled Immigrant Integration Around the Globe: A Look at What Other Countries Are Doing (News Story)

How are other countries integrating skilled immigrants into their economies?

Immigrant Unemployment: The More Education, the Bigger the Gap (News Story)

Immigrants still more likely to be out of a job even with a high education.

Ryerson University to Launch RBC Immigrant Diversity and Inclusion Project (News Story)

Donation from RBC opens doors for new research focused on new Canadians

Creating Partnership and Strategy for BC’s Northwest Labour Needs (Employer Report)

New Canadians are an under-represented demographic group with the necessary talent and skills to help meet demand in BC’s northwest region according to a new IEC-BC report.

Ottawa’s 2014 Immigration Plan Focuses on Economic Class (News Story)

Canada is set to launch its “Express of Interest System” to let employers pick skilled immigrants from a pool of pre-screened candidates.

Jobs in Canada: Where, What and For Whom? (Employer Report)

An analysis by TD of vacancy, wage and unemployment rates in the country finds no proof of an imminent skills crisis.

TRIEC 2003-2013: Building a Better Future (News Story)

Exploring the Toronto Region’s journey over the past ten years which includes engaging employers in meaningful opportunities

Pathways to Employment: Strengthening the Immigrant Connection (News Story)

Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing their latest employer research project and launch their new mentoring program for skilled immigrants on September 26, 2013. Register now!

More Immigration or Bust (News Story)

Smart communities have figured out that immigrants can give them that edge over the competition.

Ontario to Recognize Immigration Employment Leaders (News Story)

New award program will demonstrate to businesses the advantages of hiring skilled immigrants.

What’s in a Name? Possibly Your Future Prosperity (Article)

Can having a difficult name to pronounce impact your hiring and promotion prospects? A recent study discovered that the “more pronounceable a person’s name is, the more likely people are to favour them.”

Closing the Skills Gap, IEC-BC at the BC Chamber Annual General Meeting (Employer Video)

Immigrant employment solutions can play a large role in addressing the skills crisis in BC

People Without Jobs — Jobs Without People: Decoding Canada’s ‘Skills Crisis’ (News Story)

Canada has 1.33 million unemployed workers, yet business hired 338,000 temporary foreign workers last year, citing shortages in low-skilled jobs.

Five Ways Companies can Address a Shortage of Skills (News Story)

Accenture provides employers tips on how to deal with an impending shortage of skilled workers in Canada.

Hire Immigrants Ottawa Summit Brings Together Partners Involved in Immigrant Employment Solutions (News Story)

Summit brought together employers, senior executives, civic leaders, representatives from immigrant serving organizations and other stakeholders involved in the integration of skilled immigrants into the workforce.

It’s Time for Nonprofits to Strengthen Their Workforce – Hire Immigrants! (Employer Report)

The HR Council for the Nonprofit sector conducted research to explore issues that prevent nonprofit sector employers from accessing the skills and expertise of immigrants and visible minorities.

Diversity at Work HR Toolkit (Employer Report)

The HR Toolkit is a comprehensive and free online resource that helps managers, employees and board members better understand, address and manage HR needs and issues in nonprofits.

Opportunity Knocks! How Nonprofit Employers Build a Workforce that Includes New Canadians (Employer Report)

Opportunity Knocks describes the demographic challenges that effect the labour force, reasons nonprofit organizations need to take action, and also provides five areas of focus for employers.

Aging Workforce an Economic Tsunami-in-Waiting (News Story)

Canada is about to be hit by a demographic tsunami in slow motion, with profound and lasting effects on our economy and our society.

RBC’s Zabeen Hirji on Skilled Immigrant Integration and Organizational Change (Employer Video)

In this video Zabeen Hirji talks about corporate culture to recognize, welcome and leverage assets of skilled immigrants.

Why Hire Skilled Immigrants, the Non-Profit Sector Perspective (Article)

Skilled immigrants are highly educated and can help non-profits fill labour shortages and connect with diverse communities.