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Employers Taking Action: Syrian Refugees Jobs Agenda

The Syrian Refugees Jobs Agenda first convened in December 2015 to address employment challenges for Syrian newcomers. After a year since the roundtable of committed employers, service providers and government members first convened, read more about our early outcomes, and the experience of one Syrian newcomer.

50 per cent immigration boost makes ‘complete sense,’ says expert

The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is expected to drop from 4.2 in 2015 to 2.7 in 2030, according to the Department of Finance.

It’s time for action, and new answers, on the global refugee crisis

How do we enable safe, legal pathways to meet the mobility demand? How do we enable refugees to be productive, contributing members of their new communities upon arrival?

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?’

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.

Immigrant Contributions to Ohio Are Highlighted in New Study

In 2014 Ohio’s nearly half a million immigrants earned $15.6 billion, or just over 5 percent of the state’s total.

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.

Integral to Canada’s economy, immigrants deserve more support

If we are honest with ourselves, we know that immigration and citizenship have never been, at their core, linked to money.

When it comes to innovation, Canada’s biggest challenge may be Canadians

Weak demographics is an obstacle to Canadian innovation. Immigration can help, but Canada needs to work harder to attract international talent.

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.

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.

The Code to Refugee Employment

Leave it to the high-tech startup community to tackle the issue of refugee employment in new, innovative ways.

Montreal Factory Gives Syrian Refugees Jobs, Tips To Integrate

A factory in Montreal employs immigrants from conflict zones around the world. They earn money for their families but also learn life skills and are paid to take French lessons.

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.

Maple Leaf Foods offers to hire Syrian refugees at plants in Manitoba, Alberta

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is offering to hire Syrian refugees to fill vacant jobs at two of its meat plants.

Immigrants, refugees get training from builder in New Hamburg

Just Working Construction provides on-the-job training and support to Canadian newcomers

Just Bread: Transforming women refugees’ lives, one slice at a time

A Refugee Council baking project is giving its students the skills and confidence needed to find work in the UK.

Vancity to offer interest-free loans for upgrades to house Syrian refugees

Vancity Credit Union is offering interest-free seven-year loans to its members who are upgrading their homes to house Syrian refugees.

Vienna Hotel Run By Refugees Integrates Newcomers Into Europe’s Workforce

Europeans worry that the asylum-seekers who have flooded the continent this year will struggle to integrate and find work. A Vienna hotel is showing that newcomers can succeed.

Employers of Influence: Winners of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition for 2016 are announced

Canada’s Top 100 Employers collectively employ almost three-quarters of a million Canadians, but their influence on the nation’s employment practices and working conditions extends far beyond.

No names, no bias?

Ten big employers in the public and private sectors—including the civil service, HSBC and Deloitte—have agreed to start recruiting on a “name-blind” basis in Britain. But do they work?

What business leaders are doing about the refugee crisis

Finding themselves filling a non-traditional role, companies are responding with innovative ways to support newcomers.

Guelph businessman funds 50 Syrian refugee families

Guelph entrepreneur Jim Estill is donating money to sponsor 50 Syrian refugee families expected to begin arriving in Guelph over the next two months. His financial sponsorship could reach $1.5 million.

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.

Exclusive interview: BLG’s first ever diversity director

Last week, Borden Ladner Gervais created its very first national director of diversity and inclusion. HRM Canada spoke to Laleh Moshiri about the new post and direction.

A London bakery offers refugee women a way into work

Charities team up with local business to generate jobs for newcomer refugees

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.

Net Benefits: How to Understand the Economic Impact of Migration

To understand the economic stakes in Europe’s refugee crisis, start in an unlikely place: the South Pacific island of Tonga.

Flush with jobs — and potential workers — Germany is stymied by this cultural quirk

“Life is too short to learn German,” quipped Mark Twain. Now the German language is turning out to be more than just the butt of jokes. In a country desperately in need of workers, it is proving to be a stumbling block that prevents German companies from taking advantage of the flood of new arrivals.

Silicon Valley Group Hits Back at Trump’s Immigration Plan

A group representing tech executives including Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates has hit back at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to curb work visas for skilled foreign employees.