Hire Immigrants Ottawa has shown how the collaboration between employers and community partners can lead to systematic changes with lasting impact in the ability of organizations to hire and integrate skilled Immigrants into the workplace.
Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO) is a community-based initiative that brings
together employers, immigrant agencies and stakeholders to enhance employers’
ability to access the talents of skilled immigrants in the Ottawa area. The initiative was launched in 2006 as a response to a growing need to identify and address barriers faced by employers in the hiring and integration of skilled immigrants into
the labour force.
In this report Hire Immigrants Ottawa documents how they have:
- engaged employers
- developed solutions to workplace barriers
- built capacity and public awareness
- recognized employers for their achievements
- and made valuable connections and collaborations