June 29, 2018 Refugees

Resources for Newcomer Entrepreneurs in the GTA

Did you know that many organizations in the GTA provide free services for newcomer entrepreneurs to help them a start business? Below is a list of some key resources that include courses, workshops, mentoring, tips, tools, information, and funding options. Organization Resources ACCES Employment Entrepreneurship Connections www.accesemployment.ca/index.php/start-a-business-in-canada Program for newcomer entrepreneurs providing individual coaching to start a […]

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 […]

August 29, 2016 Hire

Diverse recruitment: Tips for Inclusive Recruitment & Interviewing

Content for this article originally appeared in “Recruiting for Success: A Recruiting Firm’s Take on Diversity Recruiting” in JER HR Group August 2016 Newsletter Establishing inclusive recruitment practices is an important step to reach the broadest talent pool.  Companies can rely too heavily on dated practices that unwittingly limit hiring access to just a segment […]

May 31, 2016 Refugees

Idea We’re Watching: “Project Ahlan” has Australian Restaurants Readying to Welcome Syrian Refugees

Ahlan is Arabic for welcome. That’s what the hospitality industry in New South Wales (NSW), Australia is planning to offer refugees from Syria. It began with a small-scale idea: When refugees start arriving in NSW, Carol and Sharon Salloum wanted to hire some at Almond Bar, their restaurant serving Syrian cuisine. Like any good idea, it has […]

April 14, 2016 Small Business Resources

Procurement Mentorships: RBC Royal Bank Mentors Diverse Suppliers

As a large corporation with significant purchasing power, RBC Royal Bank supports the development of an inclusive supply chain that provides opportunity for diverse suppliers to better compete for business. Those suppliers include companies owned by diverse groups like minorities, women, Aboriginal and LGBT people, persons with disabilities, and service-disabled veterans. Charles Varvarikos, Director, Facilities […]

March 9, 2016 Hire

Ten tips to diversify the supply chain

This article originally appeared at DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project. The supply chain includes every organization that is involved in bringing a good or service to the consumer. In this chain, companies purchase raw materials, products and professional services from other, often smaller organizations. Supplier diversity means that small and medium-sized organizations, owned or operated […]

November 27, 2015 Hire

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

  Canada’s largest employer, RBC Royal Bank, sees diversity and inclusion as a business imperative. Why? Kirk Dudtschak, Executive Vice President, Personal & Commercial Banking, RBC Royal Bank, explained why in a keynote speech at the 8th Annual Conference for the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University. The following are excerpts from his speech: […]

November 19, 2015 Hire

New Migration Council with corporate heavyweights to fight for a bigger Australia

Business takes a leadership role in the newly formed Migration Council of Australia. The organisation seeks to build a bridge between those with an economic interest in a big Australia, and those with a social interest in a fair Australia.

November 18, 2015 Hire

A Migration Agenda for the Private Sector

As Europe’s refugee crisis continues to evolve, offers of assistance have been complemented by a broad-based response from the business community, writes migration expert Khalid Koser. This mobilization highlights not only the role that the private sector can play in managing migration, but also the importance of extending this engagement beyond the response to the immediate crisis.

July 7, 2015 Hire

Canada’s Start-Up Visa: Build-Measure-Learn

Can a government work like and with the private start-up sector to jump-start immigrant entrepreneurship, attract the “best and brightest” international entrepreneurs …

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