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February 4, 2019 Canada

New Year, Fresh Look: Hire Immigrants Launches New Website

Hire Immigrants is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. Hire Immigrants is a global hub for employer best practices in immigrant employment. Featuring a brand new look and up-to-date content, we hope you will find it easier to navigate and find what you are looking for quickly and efficiently.   As […]

April 26, 2017 Canada

Employers Taking Action: Syrian Refugees Jobs Agenda

“I’m in Canada – next step is to find a job”- Wael Haddad, Lending Service Officer, Scotiabank, arrived as a Syrian refugee in January 2016   In a competitive job market and being new to Canada, many Syrian refugees, like other skilled newcomer professionals, find it difficult to secure a good job and connect to […]

February 3, 2017 Canada

This Is Why Diversity Is Good For Business

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?

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March 11, 2019 Ideas

The New Immigrant Gateways: How Indexes Can Provide Useful – and Surprising – Insights

Which American city is best at incorporating immigrants? There’s a short list of places that typically come to mind. New York City. Chicago. San Francisco. In major cities, dubbed “continuous immigrant gateways” by the Brookings Institution, hundreds of nationalities and languages are represented. So, the findings of a new index of the largest 100 U.S. […]

October 4, 2017 Innovation

Hack Your Future: Educating Refugees to Meet Tech Companies Talent Needs

In a sea of asylum seekers, Hack Your Future has created a lifeline for some refugees and is trying to educate the society that welcomes them. In 2015, Gijs Corstens saw an opportunity to help. The situation for asylum seekers in the Netherlands was bleak. They couldn’t work. They had no opportunities. The Dutch government […]

April 3, 2017 Hire

Metropolis Conference 2017: Workshop Highlights

On March 16-18th 2017, the City of Montreal hosted the 19th National Metropolis Conference, the annual forum for researchers, policy makers, and representatives from community and settlement organizations to share and exchange knowledge and experience in the field of immigration and settlement. This year’s theme, Looking Forward: Migration and Mobility in 2017 and Beyond, included […]

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June 20, 2017 Canada

[Interview] Construction Trades Program: Innovative Partnership for Refugee Employment

LiUNA! Local 506 serves a diverse group of over 8,000 workers in the construction and industrial sectors. It considers itself one of the most multicultural unions in North America. After joining the Syrian Refugees Jobs Agenda Roundtable in late 2015, it was clear that LiUNA! could respond to employment needs to Syrian newcomers, while meeting growing labour […]

March 13, 2017 Canada

[Interview] World Education Services on Credential Assessment

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.

May 31, 2016 Canada

[Interview] Nomz CEO Jana Al Zaibak on Hiring a Refugee Workforce

Employment is key to the successful settlement of all newcomers, including refugees. More often than not, employers find that hiring newcomers is a solid return on their human resources investment. Nomz founder and CEO Jana Al Zaibak credits her refugee employees with her business success. Jana Al Zaibak, founder and CEO of Nomz Based in Toronto, […]

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