Why Employers Hire Skilled Immigrants

  • Almost 1 in 5: The proportion of employers surveyed who have hired a skilled immigrant to help diversify their company’s client base globally. Of these, 93 per cent feel the skilled immigrants hired have been effective on helping on this front
  • Almost 1 in 5: The proportion of employers surveyed who have hired a skilled immigrant to target local cultural communities to find new business opportunities. Of these, 83 per cent feel the skilled immigrants hired have been effective in helping on this front
  • 1 in 10: The proportion of employers surveyed who have hired a skilled immigrant because they discovered competitors were benefiting from hiring skilled immigrants. Of these, 81 per cent feel the skilled immigrants hired have been effective.

(Source: Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council poll of 461 employers in March 2011.)