June 20, 2017 Canada

World Refugee Day: Employer Champions Investing in Refugee Talent

The Syrian Refugees Jobs Agenda Roundtable brought together representatives from different sectors in the Greater Toronto Area – business, government and non-profit organizations – all focusing on identifying employment opportunities for Syrian newcomers and matching their talent to the needs of employers. On World Refugee Day, employer champions from the Roundtable are sharing their success in recruiting, […]

April 26, 2017 Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)

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 employers […]

April 20, 2017 Canada

Ottawa pilots ‘name-blind’ recruitment to reduce ‘unconscious bias’ in hiring

By Nicholas Keung, Immigration Reporter This story originally appeared in the The Toronto Star Six federal ministries and departments will remove information revealing an applicant’s race and ethnicity from the application and resume to stop hiring biases against minority candidates. Ottawa has launched a pilot project to reduce biases in the hiring of federal civil […]

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?

January 27, 2017 Canada

Asian job seekers face disadvantage even when they have higher degrees, study finds

Job candidates with Asian names and Canadian qualifications are less likely to be called for interviews than their counterparts with Anglo-Canadian names even when they have a better education, a new study has found. Using data from a recent large-scale Canadian employment study that examined interview callback rates for resumés with Asian and Anglo names, researchers found […]

December 2, 2016 Canada

Rural Ontario looks to immigrants as jobs go unfilled

Ryan Flanagan, CTV What appeal could quiet, rural Wellington County possibly hold for people from foreign countries? That’s what Tom Lusis thought when he walked into a job fair for new Canadians earlier this year. Like other rural parts of the province, they’ve been grappling with a problem unfamiliar elsewhere – very few people in […]

December 2, 2016 United States of America

Why Are Immigrants More Entrepreneurial?

Peter Vandor and Nikolaus Franke, Harvard Business Review What do Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), Dietrich Mateschitz (Red Bull), Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX), and Sergey Brin (Google) have in common? Apart from their success as entrepreneurs, they all share one distinct characteristic: extensive cross-cultural experience. Their stories are prominent examples of a widespread pattern. In the […]

October 21, 2016 Canada

50 per cent immigration boost makes ‘complete sense,’ says expert

By Monique Scotti, Global News The Canadian government should be bringing in more skilled immigrants if it hopes to grow the economy in the coming decades, a new report suggests, and at least one expert says that strategy makes “complete sense.” Canada definitely has the capacity to welcome 50 per cent more new arrivals in […]

September 27, 2016 Canada

Hire Immigrants Embarks on New Partnership with Magnet at Ryerson University

We are pleased to announce that Hire Immigrants is joining the Magnet network. Magnet is a not-for-profit social innovation founded by Ryerson University, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. It is a collaborative hub of post-secondary institutions, not-for-profits, government, labour, and industry partners working towards one common goal: to address unemployment and under-employment of […]

September 20, 2016 United States of America

Our Immigrants, Our Strength

By Bill de Blasio, Anne Hidalgo and Sadiq Khan, New York Times World leaders are gathering in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly, and at the top of their agenda sits a refugee crisis that has reached a level of urgency not seen since World War II. The United Nations Summit for […]

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