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Rural Ontario looks to immigrants as jobs go unfilled

What appeal could quiet, rural Wellington County possibly hold for people from foreign countries?

Hire Immigrants Embarks on New Partnership with Magnet at Ryerson University

We are pleased to announce that Hire Immigrants is joining the Magnet network.

Skilled immigrants wasting their talents in Canada

“We have a tendency to compare them to Canadians and say, ‘Oh, they don’t speak as good English,’ instead of thinking, ‘Oh, they speak multiple languages. How is that an advantage for my business?’

Should you change your name to get a job?

The extreme measures some people take to fight hiring bias might surprise you. But some say it’s the only way.

Overeducated and underpaid? How to address mal-employment

Immigrant mal-employment alone costs an estimated $20 billion in foregone earnings and is a significant contributor to the gap in productivity between Canada and the United States.

Intel’s fixing its diversity problem by doing more than just hiring

“We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of our society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are brought to bear to overcome our greatest challenges.”

Newcomers work at finding a job

Winnipeg’s population is expected to top one million in 25 years mainly because of immigration, and an event in the city next week aims to line up hundreds of newcomers with jobs.

7 Facts You Didn’t Know About High-Skilled Immigrants

Facts about high-skilled immigrants that give a sense of the overlooked benefits and contributions of immigrants.

Program planned to help Syrian refugees work in agriculture

Canada’s commitment to welcome Syrian refugee families, provides an opportunity to add new life into the farming sector.

We Just Can’t Handle Diversity

Diversity improves performance, and people who apply themselves and do good work should be treated fairly.

Meet the immigrant CEO welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada with jobs

Mohammed Fakih is welcoming Syrian refugees the best way he knows how: by hiring them at Paramount Fine Foods restaurants across Ontario.

Newcomer Job Fair hosted by ACCES Employment with TRIEC

You’re invited to participate as an Employer in a Job Fair hosted by ACCES Employment in collaboration with TRIEC for: Highly Skilled Professionals Newcomers to Canada (including Syrian Newcomers).

Languages are major obstacles for immigrants trying to get ahead professionally

Research conducted in 2013 suggests that 64 per cent of immigrants in Quebec are overqualified for the work they do.

How Diversity Of Thought Makes A Difference

Maintaining or creating diversity of thought can’t come last, but often it does. 41% of Fortune 1000 respondents said they’re “too busy” to implement diversity initiatives.

Innovation Driver: Making the Business Case for Diversity

Companies have a bottom-line incentive to promote policies that encourage diversity—increasingly seen as a tool to spur innovation.

CVS Health Announces Strategic Partnerships with Multicultural Nursing Associations

CVS Health today announced partnerships with two multicultural organizations as part of an ongoing commitment to develop a diverse workforce that reflects the patients and communities it serves.

Diversity at work: hiring ‘the best person for the job’ isn’t enough

Unconscious bias and a tendency to hire in their own image can lead managers to bring in the wrong candidate for their team

Diversity: It’s good for your brain

Why the trouble embracing diversity? People who don’t “fit in” mess with the mind’s model of how the world works, and if there’s one thing we’ve gleaned from 100 years of psychological science, it’s that the mind hates uncertainty, writes Richard Crisp.

Religious minorities in France face bias in hiring, new study finds

A practising Muslim man is four times less likely to get a job interview in France than a Catholic counterpart, according to a new study by the Institut Montaigne.

British universities won’t be able to see applicants’ names anymore

From 2017, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service in the United Kingdom will remove names from university applications.

How Startups Are Using Tech To Try And Fight Workplace Bias

We all harbor biases — subconsciously, at least. We may automatically associate men with law enforcement work, for example, or women with children and family. In the workplace, these biases can affect managers’ hiring and promotion decisions.

New etip: Brokering Success for New Canadians

Learn how governments can “broker success” in the job market for newcomers.

Express entry immigration points system revealed before Jan. 1 launch

‘In demand’ immigrants will be in Canada within 6 months

Getting Ready to Launch Express Entry

In-demand immigrants’ applications will be processed in six months or less according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

New etip: Boosting Employment in the Public Sector

Learn how governments can tap into immigrant talent.

Attracting skilled immigrants – Preparing for the launch of Express Entry

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander speaks about how, with the launch of Express Entry in 2015, Canada will be able to attract skilled immigrants who are most likely to succeed.

Register for New Webinar: Government as Employer of Skilled Immigrants

Join us for the release of the new report by Wayland Consulting.

Canada one of the World’s Most Popular Destinations for Job Seekers

Canada is already reliant on immigrants as the key source of its labour force growth and that importance will only increase as the population ages, people retire and birth rates stay low.

New Tutorials Available to Help Employers Hire New Canadians

A series of free online tutorials have been developed to help small to medium-sized businesses struggling to fill job vacancies attract and hire skilled immigrants who are living in BC.

New Video: Looking Beyond the Resume: Tips on Assessing an International Candidate

The resume is just one assessment tool in the recruitment process.

New Ryerson-Maytree initiative set to advance the inclusion of immigrants and visible minorities

hireimmigrants find new home at the Ryerson Maytree Global Diversity Exchange.

Career Edge and NACC Partner to Help Skilled Newcomers Join Canada’s Workforce

Helping immigrants re-launching their careers in Canada.

Government of Canada Helps New Canadians get Jobs Faster

Funding will support over 30 projects to help address barriers to foreign credential recognition for skilled newcomers in BC.

Unemployment’s up for Canada’s most Educated Immigrants

Unemployment levels for recent immigrants with university degrees hit their highest point since June, 2010 last month.

Government of Canada Helps More Skilled Newcomers Get Jobs in Their Fields Faster

Recognizing 10 new occupations, including welders, carpenters and electricians, to improve foreign-credential recognition.

ICTC Webinar: Hiring Immigrants Through Express Entry

Learn more about the new system for economic integration.

New eTip – Three Ideas to Gain a Competitive Edge this Summer

Reflect on what some companies are doing to attract and retain the best talent.

Skills-training Program in B.C. Aims to Curtail a Coming Jobs Crisis

Convergence of aging demographic and new opportunities for growth needs needs to be addressed.

Only Half of International Medical Grads in Canada Work as Doctors

Intense competition for residency positions has some foreign-trained doctors working as taxi drivers and in gas stations.

Four Changes to the TFW Program that would help Canadian Businesses

Improvements to the employment services system would help employers more easily fill positions.

Government of Canada Overhauls Temporary Foreign Worker Program Ensuring Canadians

Employment and Social Development and Citizenship and Immigration announce a comprehensive overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Ottawa Unveils Sweeping Changes to Foreign-workers Program

Changes include splitting the program into two and imposing a long list of measures aimed at reducing its use for low-wage positions.

RBC’s Zabeen Hirji to Receive 2014 Catalyst Canada Honour for Championing Women and Minorities in Business

Leader and supporter of diversity for growth and innovation.

Diversity is Right Course

On most days the Star falls short of producing a newspaper and website that looks like the Toronto we see when we walk our streets.

Skilled Immigrants Recruited in 50 Occupations Ahead of ‘Express Entry’ Launch

Canada will offer ‘express entry’ to skilled immigrants starting on Jan. 1, 2015.

New etip: Overcoming Biases to Succeed

Tips to minimize the negative impacts of hidden biases in managing immigrant talent.

TRIEC e-lert June 2014

Latest immigrant employment news from the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.

Free Cross-Cultural Competency Training for Employers – Hire Immigrants Ottawa

Learn cross-cultural competency skills, tools and strategies for adapting your workplace for a diverse employee base.

New Success Story: Using a Diversity Lens Helps Scotiabank Succeed

Bank uses a variety of opportunities to tap into immigrant talent and therefore grow their business.

Cultivating a Sustainable Future

Career Edge Achievement Awards celebrate successes in socio-economic sustainability.

New Etip: Adding Value to Paid Internships

Providing added-value supports to an intern’s experience benefits everyone.

Supporting Immigrant Employment Contributes to Prosperity in the GTA: TRIEC Immigrant Success Award Winners Show How

TRIEC and RBC recognize the winners of the 8th Annual Immigrant Success (IS) Awards – organizations and individuals who are helping employers do just that to the advantage of employers, immigrants and the region as a whole.

IEC-BC HR Tip Sheets to Support Managing Immigrant Talent

Five tip sheets provide resources to make it easy for you to attract, hire and retain skilled immigrants.

New Webinar – Low Risk, Big Return: Using Paid Internships to Recruit Skilled Immigrant Talent

Learn about Career Edge’s program and its innovative partnership with RBC on supporting business clients of the bank to access internationally trained talent.

New OHRC Webinar: Removing the Canadian Experience Barrier

Learn how you can implement effective hiring practices that discounts “Canadian experience”.

Ontario Award for Leadership in Immigrant Employment

Recognizing individuals and organizations who are forward-thinking champions of immigrant economic integration. Nomination deadline is May 6, 2014

The Immigrant Experience in Canada: New Policies, New Economy, New Realities

A one-day conference presented by the RBC Chair in Applied Social Work Research and the RBC Chair in Public and Economic Policy at the University of Toronto.

Conference Board of Canada – Canadian Immigration Conference 2014: Enhancing Canada’s Immigration System

Exploring the future of immigration, and how we can enhance our immigration system to help address advanced skills, talent and competitiveness challenges facing organizations.

Hire Immigrants Ottawa 2014 Employer Excellence Awards

Congratulations to TD Bank and various individuals for their leadership in championing immigrant employment in the Ottawa Region.

Workforce Planning Hamilton 2014 Hire Learning Survey: The Complete Series of Results

Collecting Hamilton’s real-time local labour market information.

Educated Immigrants having Difficulties Accessing High-Skill Occupations

Although recent immigrants are much more likely to have university degrees than earlier immigrants, lower proportions are obtaining high-skilled jobs.

Helping Newcomers Integrate into Canadian Labour Market

Recognizing Innovators for Work in Foreign Credential Recognition

New Event – Looking to Hire? Put a World of Experience to Work for You – At No Cost to You

Connect with global talent from the comfort of your own office.

Guelph-Wellington Immigration Partnership Employer Toolkit Now Available

Toolkit provides resources, quick-reference tips, and checklists for incorporating inclusive practices in your hiring activities and human resource practices.

Canada’s Job Market: Everything You Need to Know About the Numbers

Here is how Canada’s job numbers stack up in a detailed breakdown of the country’s labour market.

Strengthening Immigration in Ontario

New legislation to help attract more skilled immigrants, boost economic growth.

The Year’s Most Inspiring Workplace Inclusiveness Stories: Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2014 Announced

Recognizing initiatives from leading employers that attract and retain employees from diverse communities across Canada including our employer champions RBC, CIBC, Dentons, E&Y, KMPG, Telus and TD.

Skilled Immigrants to be Matched with Vacant Jobs in 2015

New immigration system set to launch in 2015 is being compared to ‘a dating site’.

Register now for the Edmonton Global Talent Conference 2014

Develop your leadership skills in managing immigrant talent.

Seven of 10 Executives Having Trouble Finding the Right Talent

Canadian employers’ top concern is the shortage of skilled workers.

Government of Canada Helps Over 1,000 Newcomers get their Qualifications Recognized and Find Jobs in Canada

Foreign Credential Recognition loans help internationally trained workers put their skills to work faster.

Dentons, Imperial Launch Program for Lawyers from Abroad

Two employers partner to offer a year’s articling position to a internationally-trained lawyer .

OCISO and RBC to provide targeted career support for internationally trained professionals

Program will provide mentoring support to skilled immigrants looking for work within the financial sector.

Plug into Changes in Immigration and Employment Rules

New rules to Temporary Foreign Worker Program have been recently made in the new year.

Canada Urged to Speed Approval of Skilled Immigrants

Ontario Chamber of Commerce says businesses seeking scarce skills wait too long for newcomer processing; Australia does it in just 2 months.

Webinar Recording Now Available: Expression of Interest

Learn more about the changes to Canada’s immigrant selection system and how it may affect your company’s human resources strategy.

Deadline for TRIEC’s 8th Annual Immigrant Success Awards Extended to January 15, 2013

Awards recognize GTA companies and individual leaders who champion immigrant employment.

IEC-BC Mentoring Program Connects Employers with Job-Ready Immigrant Talent

TELUS signs on as an employer mentoring partner, joining the City of Vancouver.

Mentoring Provides a Warm Welcome for Newcomers to Toronto

The Mentoring Partnership’s 2013 Recognition Reception celebrates the City of Toronto for mentoring over 1000 skilled immigrants

Ottawa to Give Foreign-Trained Nurses Help Getting Credentials Recognized

Projects intended to speed up credential recognition and in some instances will allow foreign-trained nurses to start their assessment process before they even get to Canada.

Minister Kenney Urges Employers to Look to Canadians, Including Newcomers, to Tackle Skills Shortages

New Canadians represent a valuable source of skilled labour from which employers in Canada can recruit.

Hire Immigrants Ottawa – 2014 Employer Excellence Awards: Call for Entries

Recognizing local employers for their innovative and exemplary HR policies and practices in managing immigrant talent.

Ontario Presents Award for Leadership in Immigrant Employment

Ontario is recognizing the first ever recipients of the Ontario Award for Leadership in Immigrant Employment, for their role in championing diversity and supporting jobs in their communities.

Prince George Online Job Fair to Connect Local Employers with Skilled New Canadians Living in Metro Vancouver

Cost-effective way to connect with potential candidates.

Hands-on Experience Through Internships Can be the Best of Teachers

RBC Career Bridge Associate Host Program gives Canadian employers the opportunity to host high potential, internationally qualified interns to meet their employment needs.

Eight Tips to Increase Diversity

Most progressive companies embrace the notion of diversity. The difficulty is in making it work – ensuring all people feel welcome within the organization, and have a chance to rise to the level their abilities allow.

Surrey Board of Trade Wins Gold for Employer Innovation Fund Program at Canadian Chamber Competition

Employer focused program assists SMEs in the Surrey region in integrating immigrants into their labour pool.

Webinar Recording Now Available: Bias-Free Hiring and Assessment: Removing the “Canadian Experience” Barrier

Learn how you can implement effective hiring practices that discounts “Canadian experience.

Examining the Canadian Experience Requirement

While concerns over using Canadian experience as an employment or accreditation requirement are legitimate, in some cases, such prerequisites are bona fide, Toronto-based employment lawyer Stuart Rudner says in Law Times.

TRIEC 2003-2013: Building a Better Future

Exploring the Toronto Region’s journey over the past ten years which includes engaging employers in meaningful opportunities

Pathways to Employment: Strengthening the Immigrant Connection

Workforce Planning Hamilton will be releasing their latest employer research project and launch their new mentoring program for skilled immigrants on September 26, 2013. Register now!

Ontario to Recognize Immigration Employment Leaders

New award program will demonstrate to businesses the advantages of hiring skilled immigrants.

London Builds a Better Internship

New internship program designed to give valuable work experience to people facing barriers to employment including new Canadians and recent grads.

Webinar Recording & Resources Now Available – Right in your Back Yard: Sourcing Immigrant Talent Faster

Learn about the Ottawa Job Match Network and Hire Immigrants Ottawa on how they support employers sourcing skilled immigrants.

Is “Canadian Experience” Requirement Discriminatory?

Often employers don’t realize that asking for such a requirement is a form of discrimination but there are ways to change HR processes to overcome this barrier to employing skilled immigrants

Not all Internships are Bad

Done well, paid internships break down employment barriers and function as valuable learning experiences.

The Ontario Award for Leadership in Immigrant Employment

Award recognizes individuals and organizations who are forward-thinking champions of immigrant economic integration.

Remove the “Canadian Experience” Employment Barrier: OHRC

Asking for ‘Canadian experience’ from immigrants may breach Ontario’s human rights code.

Ontario Collaborating with Employers to Improve Opportunities for Immigrants

New award for employers showcases leadership in integration, recruitment & retention of immigrants in Ontario.

Western premiers focus on jobs, economy

Skills training, immigration programs discussed at conference.

Canada Job Grant deeply flawed, report says

New report suggests the proposed $15,000 a person training program should be abandoned.

First Prince George Online Job Fair for New Canadians a Success

Connecting local employers with new Canadians living in Metro Vancouver.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Webinar: Finding Labour Market Information to Help Address Skills and Human Resource Needs

This webinar will will help you access data to find the skilled workers your business needs.

Join the Ontario Human Rights Commission on July 15: Removing the “Canadian Experience” Barrier

Requiring “Canadian experience” can create barriers for newcomers looking for jobs or professional accreditation.

Prince George Job Fair Targets New Canadians in Metro Vancouver via Online Job Fair

Connecting local employers with new Canadians living in Metro Vancouver.

CIIMA and Career Edge Partner to Bridge the Careers of Internationally Qualified Accountants

New partnership facilitates and supports internationally qualified CIMA members looking to gain Canadian work experience that is consistent with the skills and experience acquired in their home country.

People Without Jobs — Jobs Without People: Decoding Canada’s ‘Skills Crisis’

Canada has 1.33 million unemployed workers, yet business hired 338,000 temporary foreign workers last year, citing shortages in low-skilled jobs.

Embracing the New Demographic

L’Oréal Canada recognizes that diversity can be a key driver of the company’s growth.

Statistics Canada: Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity in Canada

New data released from the 2011 National Household Survey highlight the changes unfolding in Canadian society.

Government Announces Reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The changes include paying temporary foreign workers the same wages as Canadian workers and the temporary suspension of the Accelerated Labour Market Opinion process.

One on One: Helping Newcomers Land a Job

New research shows mentoring can dramatically improve the employment prospects of immigrants and sharply boost their incomes.

Skilled immigrants critical to innovation; savvy GTA employers tap into this talent pool

TRIEC and RBC recognize top employers who are leading the way in integrating skilled immigrant talent in the Greater Toronto Region labour market at the 7th Annual Immigrant Success (IS) Awards

Mentoring reduces immigrant unemployment, boosts earnings

Matching skilled immigrants with Canadians in the same fields helps newcomers build professional networks and boost their career prospects, a new study finds.

The Results Are in – Mentoring Skilled Immigrants Works!

A new report from ALLIES-Accenture confirms the positive impact of mentoring on skilled immigrants and the Canadian economy.

Partnership’s Connector Program Receives IQN Workplace Integration Award

Greater Halifax Partnership’s networking program acknowledged by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The List: Best Employers for New Canadians for 2013

Recognizing the nation’s best employers for recent immigrants.

Important Federal Skilled Worker Announcements to Be Made in April

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has revealed that three long-awaited announcements regarding the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) will be made sometime in April.

Celebrating Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians 2013

Recognizing the nation’s best employers for recent immigrants.

More Employers Adopt Good Immigrant Employment Practices

A new report from ALLIES highlights successful practices used by employers and provides several recommendations on how they can lead their peers to innovate and implement immigrant employment solutions.

Change to Offers of Arranged Employment in the Federal Skilled Worker Program

Starting on May 4, 2013, most offers of arranged employment will require a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) from HRSDC in support of an FSWP application, instead of an AEO.

Hire Immigrants Ottawa Summit Brings Together Partners Involved in Immigrant Employment Solutions

Summit brought together employers, senior executives, civic leaders, representatives from immigrant serving organizations and other stakeholders involved in the integration of skilled immigrants into the workforce.

Congratulations to the 2013 Hire Immigrants Ottawa Employer Excellence Award Recipients

Kivuto Solutions Inc. and Bridgehead were presented with the awards at the 2013 Employer Council of Champions (ECC) Summit.

IEC-BC awards $1.4 million to help employers attract and integrate skilled immigrants

Employer Innovation Fund will support 11 employer-led projects to help BC employers, business, industry and sectoral organizations develop new ways to attract, hire and integrate new skilled immigrants.

Build a diverse team to achieve global success

Although people with international business experience are high in demand, and smaller entrepreneurial companies might find it challenging to compete for them, there also is a large untapped immigrant population in Canada that might have that background and experience.

Speed Interviewing, Round One: The Digital Industry

The Greater Halifax Partnership brought together IT employers to talk with potential candidates in a speed networking event

How You Can Use to Improve Managing Immigrant Talent

With the start of the New Year, it is a good time to review what was most popular on and how you can use these resources to improve your work for the coming year.

ICTC Webinar – Changes to Canada’s Economic Immigration Programs: Implications for Employers

Join a discussion with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and ICTC to learn more about how changes to the federal immigration policy will affect your business.

Maximizing the Potential of Newly Hired Immigrants

As organizations look to build their employment ranks, new Canadians are becoming an increasingly integral part of the business landscape. By Denise Deveau, Financial Post The shortage of labour on all fronts — from engineers to bricklayers — is in […]

Hot Jobs: The Growing Divide in the Labour Market

Dressing for success in today’s job market is as much about steel-toed boots and hard hats as it is about tailored suits.

Recording now Available: Canada’s Changing Immigration Policies – What Employers Need to Know

Canada’s immigration system is changing rapidly. The changes will affect the future labour pool and the way you manage skilled immigrant talent. Watch the webinar.

Mismatch in Job Market a Risk to Economy: CIBC

Canadian job seekers are such a square peg for the round hole of available work that there is little hope they’ll ever find employment in their field, even with an economic upswing, according to a new CIBC report.

Webinar: Canada’s Changing Immigration Policies – What Employers Need to Know

Register for new webinar and learn more about the changes to Canada’s immigration system and how they may affect your company’s human resources strategy.

Ottawa to Create Skilled Immigrant Pool, Provinces Would Select Applicants Based on Labour Needs

Ottawa has reached a consensus with the provinces to establish a pool of skilled-worker candidates by the end of 2014 that will allow employers to cherry-pick potential immigrants to fill regional labour shortages.

City of Toronto Leads the way with Mentoring Recruitment Program

Staff and residents of the City of Toronto’s Profession to Profession Mentoring Immigrants Program recognized -a joint initiative with TRIEC’s Mentoring Partnership

Immigrant Employment Council of BC Accepting Applications for New Employer Innovation Fund

Apply now: funding initiative will assist BC employers, business associations and industry and sectoral organizations to attract, hire and retain skilled new immigrants.

It’s Talent, Not Canadian Work Experience, That Counts

Ottawa-based Pythian has built a strong reputation by focusing on securing the best global talent available and sharing their experiences with other Ottawa employers to foster diversity and inclusion.

Pilot Project Seeks to Streamline Recruitment of Professionals

Global Talent Connection will help Canadian employers recruit overseas workers who are already in the process of moving to Canada and can help fill a critical need for skilled employees here.

RBC Foundation Supports Greater Halifax Partnership Initiative to Help Businesses Looking to Hire

The Greater Halifax Partnership’s idea to connect local businesses with new talent through speed-interviewing has been fast tracked thanks to funding from RBC Foundation.

Jumping the Diversity Hurdles

The TRIEC Campus contains training videos, discussion guides and learning modules aimed at helping corporate executives learn how to search for, attract and retain skilled immigrants.

The List: Canada’s Top 100 Employers For 2013

Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2013 were announced and regardless of cost-cutting trends elsewhere, employers continue to provide staff with generous benefits designed to attract and retain the nation’s best talent for the long term.

New Immigrant? Meet Small Business

Bridging program at York University focuses on on encouraging small businesses to hire new Canadians.

New Resource to Help Build Workplaces Inclusive of Skilled Immigrants

TRIEC launches new online learning hub for employers, HR leaders, community partners and immigrants

Leveraging Diversity is Smart Business

Living its value of ‘diversity for growth and innovation’, RBC has recognized the valuable skills and experience newcomers bring to businesses like theirs in the Halifax Region.

Making the Case for Employers to Tap into the Talents of Skilled Immigrants – a New Series

The business case for hiring skilled immigrant talent is clear to many of us. But it isn’t yet to everyone. That’s why we created

Workshops Help Employers Source, Recruit, Onboard and Retain Immigrant Talent

Workshops use real world examples and case studies from the BC market to support HR practitioners in understanding how to overcome common challenges in recruiting skilled immigrants.

IEC-BC to Launch New Canadian Assessment Resource for Employers

The New Canadian Assessment Resource will be a one-stop, online source for assessing skilled immigrant job candidates.

Canada’s New Immigration Rules put Premium on Young People

New immigration rules will target workers aged 18 to 35 as the Conservative government provides the clearest sense yet of how Canada will rely on young immigrants to soften the fiscal pain of a demographic crunch.

More Changes to Canada’s Immigration Program

On August 17, 2012, the federal government announced changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program. While not a surprise (as changes have been proposed earlier in various forums), their impact will be significant.

Multicultural Canada? There’s a Banking Job for That

As change has become a mantra in the business world, executive responsibilities and job titles are evolving quickly. The Globe and Mail’s Emerging Roles series asks Canadians about how their jobs are changing.

Immigrant Job Program Posts 80 per cent Hire Rate

Skills Connect for Immigrants Program, a three-year-old initiative funded jointly by the federal and BC governments assists newcomers in figuring out the intricacies of a Canadian job search.

Job Programs for Skilled Immigrants get Government Boost

Waterloo Region programs helping skilled immigrants find work in their field receive a $1.68-million provincial funding boost.

Hundreds Of Local Immigrants To Benefit From Government Investment

$1.3 million will fund various employment programs in London, Ont., including group mentoring.

Ontario, federal government spend $57 million on immigrant training programs

Bridge training programs provide occupation-specific training and Canadian work experience to help immigrants become licensed in their fields.

Bridging Programs Not Doing Much for Job Seekers in Alberta

Some programs promise job placements for participants but fail to follow through, leaving immigrants to find work on their own.

Stampede to Help Job-Seeking Immigrants

Career-building event to be held on June 21 will provide networking opportunities as well as a history of the Calgary Stampede.

Onboarding and Retaining Immigrant Talent

This interactive workshop in Vancouver on June 26 will provide real-world examples and case studies to help you better onboard and retain skilled immigrant employees. Registration deadline is June 19.

Providing a ‘Pathway’ for Immigrants

New community-university project aims to help immigrants settle in smaller communities.

Sourcing and Recruiting Immigrant Talent

An interactive workshop in Vancouver on June 14 will help HR professionals and hiring managers better tap into immigrant talent. Register by June 7.

Immigration System Aims To React Fast To Corporate Needs

A roundup of the proposed immigration changes, and their potential impact, announced over the past few months.

Private Partners Join Federal Internship for Newcomers Program

CGI and CIBC are partnering with CIC to tap into a pool of job-ready newcomers to fill temporary and permanent positions in their companies.

Why Steamwhistle Looked Beyond Canadian Experience and Hired New Immigrants

In this video, Steamwhistle’s HR manager Lorna Wilner talks about why the brewery decided to look beyond Canadian experience when recruiting.

How Networking Helped Prevent an Immigrant Brain Drain in Nova Scotia

Halifax’s Connector program has helped more than 100 newcomers find jobs and is being replicated in 10 other cities across the country.

Rules Change for Potential Immigrant Families

Saskatchewan is changing its provincial nominee program to limit family category nominees and require them to also have a job offer, as well as provide increased protection for employers.

A Summary of Recent Changes to Canadian Immigration

The rundown of immigration changes includes information on when the change was announced and whether or not it has taken effect.

Government of Canada Announces a More Efficient and Responsive Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Changes will fast track the process for employers seeking temporary workers for high-skilled and skilled-trades positions and allow them to pay up to 15 per cent below the average wage for an occupation in a specific region.

Canada Immigration: Jason Kenney’s Reforms Will See Employers Selecting Newcomers

Proposed immigration reforms will better align Canada’s immigration system with labour market needs and address the skills mismatch, says Minister Kenney.

Feds Propose Expediting Skilled Workers’ Transition from Temporary to Permanent Residence

Changes would allow skilled temporary foreign workers to apply for permanent residence after 12 months of full-time work experience. down from 24 months.

Language Tests For Immigrant Workers

As of July 1, low-and medium-skilled workers applying to provincial immigration nominee programs will undergo mandatory English or French language testing to be paid by the applicant or his prospective employer.

Global Talent for Small and Medium Enterprises: Finding Solutions

A new report released by ALLIES highlights new ways to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to hire skilled immigrants.

Minister Kenney Proposes To Assess Foreign Education Credentials Before Skilled Workers Arrive

A pre-arrival assessment would let applicants know how their education credentials compare to Canadian credentials and give them a sense of how Canadian employers will value their education.

Myths And Truths About Foreign Credential Evaluation

An employment counsellor explains credential evaluation, different reports and when immigrants should have their credentials assessed.

New Website Touts Collaborative Approach For Addressing Skilled Labour Shortages In Canada

A new online tool pairs candidate skill sets, education and practical experience with the specific needs of Canadian manufacturers and exporters.

Foreign-Educated Accountants Get Free Self-Assessment Tool

A free, online self-assessment will give foreign-educated accountants a preliminary evaluation of their education, a first step to becoming certified in Canada.

Internships Lead To Life-Changing Jobs

Internships are one way winners of the 2012 Best Employers for New Canadians are recruiting and integrating skilled immigrants.

Employers Have Access To More Online Information To Hire Workers

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has revamped its website to include a new section to guide employers to appropriate programs.

Professional Networks Help Immigrants Help Themselves

New network of networks builds connections between immigrants, employers and community agencies in the GTA.

Immigration Program Useful But Flawed, Kenney Says

Provincial nominee programs are helping provinces and employers fill skilled labour shortages but the minister wants changes to reduce fraud.

N.B., Alberta Poaching Toronto’s Skilled Immigrants

Recruiters from Alberta and N.B. are in Toronto to hire hundreds of new immigrants for jobs in the booming oil, hi-tech and construction industries.

Hire Immigrants Ottawa Partners with Feds to Deliver Inclusive Recruitment Workshop

The workshop, delivered by Hire Immigrants Ottawa and the federal government’s Racism Free Workplace Strategy, helped participants understand the negative effect cultural biases have on hiring.

Province-wide Employer Consultations Kick-off in Fort St. John

Initiative is seeking input from B.C. employers about their needs and requirements in attracting, hiring and retaining skilled immigrant talent.

Shortchanging Immigrants Costs Canada

An RBC study finds if immigrants’ skills were rewarded in a similar way to that of Canadian-born workers, the increase in their incomes would amount to $30.7-billion — or the equivalent of 2.1% of GDP.

Engineering Firm Offers Facility Tour to Members of Professional Immigrant Networks

More than 80 per cent of KELK’s workforce are skilled immigrants. The tour helps internationally trained engineers trying to find jobs.

Moving Beyond Canadian Experience

Forum brought together academics and corporate leaders to discuss barriers facing immigrants and how companies can better tap into this talent pool.

Feds Partner with IEC-BC in Mentoring Program

Federal government employees from four departments in British Columbia will mentor immigrant professionals through a program led by the Immigrant Employment Council of B.C.

An eight-point plan to get jobs for immigrants

Research project reveals how SMEs can tap into immigrant talent pool.

Getting wise

Mellowhawk Logistics wins small business award for actively hiring new immigrants

61,000 New Jobs in September: StatsCan

61,000 new jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.1%

The List: Canada’s Top 100 Employers For 2012

Find out who this year’s Top 100 Employers are and why they were selected.

Helping Immigrant Workers Fit In

Behavioural-based job interviews help mitigate cultural differences and lack of Canadian experience.

MARPAC Opens Doors to Immigrants

Pacific navy offers internships to newcomers.

Ontario Liberals, Tories Spar Over Immigrant Job Plan

Ontario Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty pledged to offer tax incentives for businesses to employ skilled immigrants.

Pre-Arrival Orientation Boosts Immigrant Prospects

Four years after the Canadian Immigration Integration Program (CIIP) was launched, 62 per cent of participants found employment in six months, up from 44 per cent before.

Mentors Help Unlock Immigrants’ Potential

Peer-to-peer mentoring program helps immigrants access job market.

Overqualified Immigrants at Risk of Poor Mental Health: Study

Without proper recognition of credential and skills, workers won’t reach their full potential

Jason Kenney seeks stakeholder input on immigration issues

Immigration Minister is seeking input from employers, industry groups and immigrant settlement organizations to ensure skilled immigrants succeed economically.

Bridge Training Programs help new Canadians get jobs in their fields

Ontario is investing $8.8 million to renew 12 bridge training programs across the province.

New Hope for New Residents

There are growing employment opportunities for new Canadians in Timmins, says hospital’s chief HR.

New Tool Helps Construction Connect With Immigrant Workers

New guide book helps employers assess foreign credentials and navigate government programs.

Ontario Demands More Immigration Powers To Compete With Manitoba, Quebec, B.C.

Ontario should have more say in selecting “economic class” immigrants, says Premier.

Tories Promise Loans To Help Immigrants Upgrade Skills, Get Credentials

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper is promising federal loans to help new immigrants upgrade their job skills and obtain the credentials to work in the country.

Evaluating New Canadians Requires New Tactics

Traditional resume screening and interview questions can inadvertently screen out talented immigrants.

Passion for Helping Immigrants Rewarded

Sischa Maharaj, the former senior manager of intake programs for CIBC, provided cultural training to more than 50 managers at the bank and also shared with them the benefits of hiring new Canadians and internationally trained professionals.