Assess and Select
To ensure you aren’t inadvertently screening out skilled immigrant candidates you need the skills to properly screen resumes, evaluate credentials, prepare for the interview and make the hiring decision.
Skilled immigrants come from many different cultures and backgrounds. Learn about common cultural behaviours and download tools to help you better screen and interview skilled immigrants.
By increasing your openness to international resumés, you can reduce the chance of screening-out high potential candidates.
A lack of familiarity with international credentials can lead employers to screen-out qualified candidates prematurely. Increasing your comfort with assessing international credentials will position your organization well with an increasingly immigrant-inclusive workforce.
Your level of immigrant-readiness is no more evident than in an interview, when you are interacting with a skilled immigrant, talking to them face-to-face and evaluating their prospects for employment in your organization.
To prevent bias from creeping into the hiring decision, focus on candidate’s merit when making the final decision.