Finding Skilled Immigrants

Finding Skilled Immigrants

To make the most of your barrier-free job ads and ensure skilled immigrants are applying for your job openings, you need to market these opportunities directly to skilled immigrant communities.

Hack the hiring process to reap diversity’s bottom-line benefits

Employers may understand why it is key to hiring immigrants but they may not necessarily understand the how. Ratna Omidvar of the Global Diversity Exchange provides some easy and lost cost strategies to make your hiring more effective.

2013-14 WIL Award: Sarah Tattersall,Talent Solutions Manager at 3M Canada

HR champion has assisted skilled immigrants in achieving meaningful employment in their fields.

Why not use Refugees to Solve our Temporary Foreign Worker Problem?

Create a system to link refugees who are ready to work, with businesses that are currently using the Temporary Foreign Worker program to fill permanent jobs.

Moving Beyond Headlines Towards a More Diverse Judiciary

Diversity at the top of the legal profession is a social imperative as lawyers and judges are in the forefront of advocacy and social change.

Investing in Internships

Exploring the business case for paid internships.

Why Immigration should be a Cornerstone of Canada’s Economic Policy

Examining how improvements to immigration can improve Calgary businesses.

emergiTEL – 2013 RBC Immigrant Success Awards Winner

Telecommunications and IT recruitment agency works closely with candidates to position their skills so employers can clearly see how they meet their needs.

Ontario Charts its Own Course with Proposed Ontario Immigration Act

Province is taking steps to strengthen its role in immigrant selection by introducing legislation that would, if passed, help meet the province’s future labour market needs and support economic growth.

Technology and Innovation in Talent Management

Highlighting the work of two Alberta employers who have used technology and innovative approaches to address the challenges of talent acquisition, retention and talent management.

Expression of Interest: What Employers Need to Know about Canada’s Proposed New Immigrant Application System

The federal government will be introducing a new application management system that will aim to reduce application processing times and prevent backlogs. This system is currently being referred to as the Expression of Interest (EOI) model.

Connecting Talent to Opportunity

The Halifax Connector Program helps immigrants build a professional network and connects them with job opportunities to help in their settlement.

York Region Ensures Effective Hiring with Foreign Credential Process Guide

Implementing an effective hiring process leading to decisions based on merit and inclusive to all candidates.

The Top Five Ways for an Employer to Leverage International Talent

The Waterloo Immigration Partnership provides useful tips on how you can maximize immigrant talent.

Speed Career Networking: Ready, Set…Network!

Speed Career Networking builds relationships and provides informational opportunities for skilled immigrants, while at the same time Canadian professionals use their expertise to support global talent.

Making Connections – Halifax Regional Municipality and Greater Halifax Partnership

Business needs talent. Talent needs opportunity. A networking program completes the equation.

Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program a Small Piece of the Big Picture

In this article, Bonnie Mah examines the April 2013 changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program and how it affects employers who are using this immigration stream for hiring. She also comments on the many issues that remain with the program.

RBC Career Bridge Associate Program

Program support RBC’s small and medium-sized GTA-based business clients in connecting with high-potential, internationally qualified candidates to fit their employment needs.

People with Jobs – Jobs with People

In this commentary, Ratna Omidvar, comments on how the changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program presents an opportunity and a challenge for all stakeholders involved in immigrant employment.

The Canada Job Grant: Challenges and Opportunities for Immigrant Employment

The Canada Job Grant was recently announced in the 2013 federal budget. As a new initiative, it presents both challenges and opportunities for the immigrant employment sector.

Temporary foreign workers are a concern for all Canadians

The number of temporary foreign workers living in Canada has tripled over the past decade. The recent federal budget signals that the government is reconsidering how the temporary foreign worker program works.

Top 10 Canadian Immigration Stories of 2012

2012 was an exceptionally busy year in the Canadian immigration system. Two of the top ten stories of the year included the selection of economic class immigrants and a number of changes making it easier for employers to bring temporary foreign workers to Canada.

Skilled Immigrants Give Metro Labs A Competitive Advantage

Metro Testing Laboratories uses innovative recruiting and training techniques to grow their company.

Promoting Diversity in the Office: Tips for Bias-free Hiring

While many organizations may have the goal of creating diverse workplaces through bias-free hiring, they may not have implemented the many elements needed to achieve this goal.

10 Ways to Diversify Your Workforce

Hiring and promoting employees whose cultural backgrounds represent the clients they serve is key for an organization to succeed .Companies seeking to do this should take the following 10 steps.

Coaching Connects Immigrants to IT Jobs and Closes Skills Gap

The Coaching to Career pilot program matches immigrants with senior executives in the IT field to help them find jobs commensurate with their skills and experiences.

Award-Winning Employers Help Newcomers Overcome Employment Barriers

Seven of the 2012 Best Employers for New Canadians work with Bow Valley College in Calgary to provide work placements to newcomers.

Tap Into the Right Markets

Staffing agencies, professional networks, bridging programs and internships are all sources of skilled immigrant talent.

Use Local Employment Agencies to get Candidates Faster

Employers can leverage non-profit employment agencies to connect with skilled immigrants.