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, […]

July 14, 2015 Canada

Transnational Entrepreneurship : Q&A with Howard Lin

Cross-border activities increase “brain circulation.” For countries like Canada that see poor performance on innovation, and particularly on commercialization, transnational entrepreneurs present a unique opportunity.

September 5, 2012 Canada

What Employers Want When They are Hiring

Canadian Immigrant speaks to the people who are instrumental in hiring talent for their companies and share their insight on what’s affecting the employment of newcomers.

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