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

Employer Video Series: Hiring Skilled Immigrants (Employer Video)

We asked a number of successful employers, including KPMG Canada, Deloitte Canada and Trinity Tech Inc., about the benefits of hiring skilled immigrants. Watch this series of employer videos to learn more about how these employers have experienced the value skilled immigrants contribute to their team, the solutions for overcoming obstacles and the practices for effectively hiring skilled immigrants.

This Is Why Diversity Is Good For Business (Article)

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?

Construction Union Trains and Tests in Native Language (Employer Success Story)

The construction industry in Canada is a significant economic driver, accounting for 9% of Canada’s GDP. Future labour demands are high and immigrants are important.

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.

A Page for Immigrant Diversity from the Gender Diversity Handbook? Lloyds Sets Diversity Rules for Top Job Shortlists (Employer Success Story)

Lloyds Banking Group announced earlier this year that candidate shortlists for high-level bank positions will not be considered if they don’t meet new gender criteria. It’s not difficult to imagine a similar strategy in place to meet other diversity types, like immigrant and visible minority diversity.

Should you change your name to get a job? (News Story)

The extreme measures some people take to fight hiring bias might surprise you. But some say it’s the only way.

Overeducated and underpaid? How to address mal-employment (News Story)

Immigrant mal-employment alone costs an estimated $20 billion in foregone earnings and is a significant contributor to the gap in productivity between Canada and the United States.

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.

Innovation Driver: Making the Business Case for Diversity (News Story)

Companies have a bottom-line incentive to promote policies that encourage diversity—increasingly seen as a tool to spur innovation.

Palliser Builds a Workforce alongside its Furniture (Employer Success Story)

With a long history in immigrant employment, Palliser has key lessons for employers seeking to become more immigrant and diversity confident. From renewed hiring practice, to on-the-job training, to leadership from the top.

“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.

Religious minorities in France face bias in hiring, new study finds (News Story)

A practising Muslim man is four times less likely to get a job interview in France than a Catholic counterpart, according to a new study by the Institut Montaigne.

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.

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.

Perceptions of Employment Barriers and Solutions (Employer Report)

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

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 Report)

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

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.

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

New etip: Overcoming Biases to Succeed (News Story)

Tips to minimize the negative impacts of hidden biases in managing immigrant talent.

Overcoming Biases to Succeed (Employer eTip)

Tips to minimize the negative impacts of hidden biases in managing immigrant talent.

TRIEC e-lert June 2014 (News Story)

Latest immigrant employment news from the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.

Look out for Hidden ‘Mediterranean’ Noses (Article)

Dr. Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard University explains that we often underestimate the degree of influence our unconscious biases have on decision-making.

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

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.

Register now for the Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2014 (News Story)

Develop your leadership skills in managing immigrant talent.

Outsmarting our Brains: A Report by RBC and Ernst and Young (Article)

Business leaders need to overcome their hidden biases to be more competitive.

Train Employers to Hire and Work with Immigrants (Article)

According to Ratna Omidvar, the best teachers for employers are employers themselves when it comes to immigrant employment solutions.

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

Managing Inclusion from the Middle (Article)

Useful tips for organizations to support middle managers to create culturally-inclusive work environments.

The Ontario Award for Leadership in Immigrant Employment (News Story)

Award recognizes individuals and organizations who are forward-thinking champions of immigrant economic integration.

SMTC’S Diverse Workforce Builds an Award Winning Company (Employer Video)

Diverse ideas and experiences improves processes and satisfies customers needs.

Practical Ways for an Employer to Maximize International Talent (Employer eTip)

Internships, mentoring and participating in networking and recruitment events are just some of the ways you can leverage immigrant talent.

The Top Five Ways for an Employer to Leverage International Talent (Article)

The Waterloo Immigration Partnership provides useful tips on how you can maximize immigrant talent.

Statistics Canada: Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity in Canada (News Story)

New data released from the 2011 National Household Survey highlight the changes unfolding in Canadian society.

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.

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.

6 Great Blogs for Diversity Recruiters (News Story)

These sources will help recruiters with diversity hiring objectives stay informed, engaged, and potentially a step ahead of the competition.