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Employer Video Series: Hiring Skilled Immigrants

We asked a number of successful employers, including KPMG Canada, Deloitte Canada and Trinity Tech Inc., about the benefits of hiring skilled immigrants. Watch this series of employer videos to learn more about how these employers have experienced the value skilled immigrants contribute to their team, the solutions for overcoming obstacles and the practices for effectively hiring skilled immigrants.

Supplier Diversity Forum (video) for small business hosted by RBC Royal Bank and Hire Immigrants

Learn about supplier diversity and how becoming a certified diverse supplier can help your company win business.

“Diversity and Entrepreneurship” Keynote Speech (video) by Kirk Dudtschak, RBC Royal Bank

Kirk Dudtschak, Executive Vice President of Personal & Commercial Banking at RBC Royal Bank, examines the links between diversity and entrepreneurship.

Looking Beyond the Resume: Tips on Assessing an International Candidate

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

Career Edge Innovation Award Winner: RBC-Career Edge Associate Host Program

Enabling RBC’s business clients to access skilled immigrant talent through a paid internship.

emergiTEL: RBC Champion of Immigrant Success

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

Reflecting on RBC and Gordon Nixon’s Leadership on Immigrant Employment

As chair of TRIEC, RBC’s CEO Gordon Nixon has been a champion of immigrant inclusion in the workforce.

Improving Your Assessment and Hiring of Candidates

In part two of this series, Cherie Robertson, Senior Policy Analyst at OHRC describes various best practices employers and regulatory bodies can use to improve their assessment and hiring of candidates.

Understanding the Ontario Human Rights Commission Policy on Removing the “Canadian Experience” Barrier

Requiring “Canadian experience” could violate the Ontario Human Rights Code according to the new Ontario Human Rights Commission policy.

Moving Towards Bias Free Hiring – Practical Examples to Assess Candidates

Ratna Omidvar, President of Maytree, provides practical examples that employers can use to assess competencies of a potential candidate.

Moving Towards Bias Free Hiring – The Power of Policy

Ratna Omidvar, President of Maytree, talks about the larger role employers can play in ensuring bias free hiring practices.

Closing the Skills Gap, IEC-BC at the BC Chamber Annual General Meeting

Immigrant employment solutions can play a large role in addressing the skills crisis in BC

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.

Hiring Highly Skilled People from Around the World Gives Trinity Tech a Competitive Advantage

When Dunstan Peter, President and CEO of Trinity Tech was growing his company, he needed highly skilled people to give his small business the advantage. His skilled immigrant hires did just that

TD Bank Group: Supporting New Immigrants

Watch how mentoring can provide confidence, cultural awareness and the friendly support needed to help make a new life in a new country.

Tips from Metro Testing on how to Successfully Integrate Skilled Immigrants into Your Company

Job shadowing, not asking for Canadian work experience and being patient are all parts of hiring and onboarding diverse talent

Think Outside the Box to Find Immigrant Talent

Leading employers know that finding skilled immigrant candidates is not as easy as putting up an ad on the organization’s website. Employers need to branch out and be creative to ensure they are tapping into the broadest talent pool possible.

The Benefits of Hiring Skilled Immigrants (Series)

The business case for hiring skilled immigrant talent is clear to many of us. But it isn’t yet to everyone. This 3-part audio-video series helps make the case, in the words of employers who already get it.

Hire Immigrants Ottawa Support to Employers

Learn from Ottawa businesses that are enhancing their ability to access the talents of skilled immigrants by taking advantage of the resources available at Hire Immigrants Ottawa.

Career Bridge Internships Lead to Full-Time Jobs for Skilled Immigrants

The paid internship program matches skilled immigrants with employers, with 80 per cent employment post internship.

Buddy Program Helps New Hires Integrate at Pythian

Paul Vallée, Founder and Executive Chairman of Pythian, talks about how the company’s buddy program helps newcomers quickly learn Pythian’s culture and processes.

Hiring Skilled Immigrants Makes ‘Good Business Sense,’ Says Award-Winning HR Professional

In this video, learn about how Zuleika Sgro and Questrade recruit and integrate skilled immigrants, a practice that led to Ms. Sgro being honoured with the 2011 Canadian HR Reporter Individual Achievement Award.

Award-Winning Company Uses a Co-op Program to Tap into Immigrant Talent

In this video, learn more about IS Awards-winner Maxxam Analytics’ co-op program for skilled immigrants, which has evolved to become an essential recruitment strategy for the laboratory services company.

Work Placements Help AltaGas Find Skilled Talent

Michelle Dulmadge, Manager of Operational Human Resources at AltaGas, talks about how the company uses work placements to find the talent it needs to fill skills shortages.

College Partners with Employers to Help Newcomers Overcome Employment Barriers

Bow Valley College’s Corporate Readiness Training program provides a six-week work placement for skilled immigrants.

Scotiabank Benefits from Working with Professional Immigrant Networks in 3 Ways

Working with professional immigrant networks (PINs) connects Scotiabank to job-ready talent and creates professional development opportunities for employees.

Cost-Effective Ways to Recruit Skilled Immigrants

Small and medium-sized organizations don’t need to spend a lot of money to find skilled immigrant talent. Find out how Autodata Solutions in London, Ont., taps into this talent pool.

The City of Calgary Benefits from Mentoring Skilled Immigrants

Mentoring allows the city to connect with a skilled talent pool and builds diversity competencies among its workforce, says Cheryl Goldsmith, the city’s Human Resources Advisor.

Helping Immigrants Overcome Employment Barriers

Jane Allen, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer at Deloitte, talks about the barriers to employment immigrants face and how employers can remove them.

RBC’s Zabeen Hirji on Skilled Immigrant Integration and Organizational Change

In this video Zabeen Hirji talks about corporate culture to recognize, welcome and leverage assets of skilled immigrants.

Finding Talent

This training video presents the business case for hiring skilled immigrants and to demonstrate techniques that will allow companies to leverage the talents of skilled immigrants.

Finding Talent Chapter 1: Essential Versus Non-Essential Skills

When filling a job opening, it’s important to differentiate between what are essential skills required for the job and which ones are non-essential or nice-to-haves.

Finding Talent Chapter 3: Accent and Odours – Considerations for Hiring Decisions?

Many employers fail to leverage the essential skills that skilled immigrants bring to Canada because of cultural biases.

Finding Talent Chapter 4: Telephone Screening Interview

Language issues and cultural differences can make conducting telephone screening interviews with skilled immigrant job candidates especially challenging for employers.

Finding Talent Chapter 5: Screening Resumés of Skilled Immigrant Job Candidates

Hiring managers in Canada tend to look down on what they consider atypical resumé formats, such as resumes that include extraneous details, potentially screening out skilled immigrant jobseekers.

Finding Talent Chapter 6: Interviewing Skilled Immigrants

Small talk can lead to misunderstandings when the people involved in the conversation come from different cultural backgrounds.

Finding Talent Chapter 7: Tell Me About Yourself

Sometimes interviewers take for granted that every interviewee, regardless of background, knows how to respond to typical interview questions.

Finding Talent Chapter 8: Social Activities

A conversational interview style may pose unnecessary barriers to the employment of skilled immigrants.

Finding Talent Chapter 9: Call of Duty

Skilled immigrants may have trouble understanding idioms, jargon and slang, in part because they are deeply rooted in an unfamiliar culture.

Finding Talent Chapter 10: Assertiveness

Different cultures have differing views of assertiveness in the workplace. In some cultures, being assertive at the expense of offending one’s superior is not considered acceptable.

Finding Talent Chapter 11: Past Accomplishments

Skilled immigrants may struggle responding to Canadian employers’ questions about their decision-making skills and ability to take initiative because their culture discourages that type of individualistic behaviour.

Finding Talent Chapter 12: Colloquialisms and Business Idioms

Since language is based in culture, certain business idioms and jargon may not be obvious to skilled immigrants.

Finding Talent Chapter 13: Interview Guides

Good interview guides include clearly defined guidelines that show how the interview should be structured to mitigate selection bias.

Trouver des Personnes de Talent

Trouver des personnes de talent est une vidéo de formation développé par TRIEC, qui utilise une approche du conte pour démontrer des techniques qui permettent aux entreprises de tirer parti des talents des immigrants qualifiés.

Trouver des personnes de talent Chapitre 1: Compétences essentielles et compétences non essentielles

Quand on cherche à combler un poste disponible, il est important de différencier entre les compétences essentielles requises pour le poste et celles qui sont non essentielles et simplement des bonnes-à-avoir.

Trouver des personnes de talent Chapitre 2: Susciter la candidature d’immigrants qualifiés

Puiser dans le bassin de talent des immigrants qualifiés et tirer avantage des différences culturelles peut aider les compagnies à être compétitifs dans un marché global, ainsi que dans un marché local avec de plus en plus de diversité.

Trouver des personnes de talent Chapitre 3: Accent et odeurs – des facteurs dans les décisions d’embauche?

De nombreux employeurs ne parviennent pas à tirer avantage des compétences essentielles que les immigrants qualifiés apportent au Canada à cause de préjugés culturels.

Trouver des personnes de talent Chapitre 4: Entrevue de présélection téléphonique

À cause des différences linguistiques et culturelles, faire une présélection téléphonique avec des candidats immigrants qualifiés peut poser des défis aux employeurs.

Trouver des personnes de talent Chapitre 5: Présélection des curriculum vitæ des immigrants qualifiés

Les gestionnaires recruteurs au Canada ont tendance à mal considérer les curriculums vitae qu’ils estiment présentés de façon atypique.

Trouver des personnes de talent Chapitre 6: Entrevues avec les immigrants qualifiés

Parler de tout et de rien peut créer des malentendus quand les personnes concernées parviennent de milieux culturels différents.

Trouver des personnes de talent Chapitre 7: Parlez-nous de vous-même

Les personnes conduisant les entrevues s’attendent parfois à ce que tous les candidats, quelque soit leur milieu, sachent répondre aux questions d’entrevue typiques.

Trouver des personnes de talent Chapitre 8: Activités sociales

Un style d’entrevue conversationnel peut parfois mener un immigrant qualifié a divulguer sans le savoir des renseignements, tels que la religion, susceptible de réduire leur probabilité d’embauche.

Trouver des personnes de talent Chapitre 9: N’écouter que son devoir

Les immigrants qualifiés risquent de comprendre difficilement les expressions idiomatiques, le jargon et l’argot, notamment parce que ceux-ci sont profondément enracinés dans une culture qu’ils connaissent mal.

Trouver des personnes de talent Chapitre 10: Affirmation de soi

L’opinion des personnes sur l’affirmation de soi dans le milieu de travail varie en fonction de leur culture.

Trouver des personnes de talent Chapitre 11: Réussites passées

Les immigrants qualifiés peuvent avoir du mal à répondre aux questions des employeurs canadiens en ce qui concerne leurs compétences en prises de décisions et esprit d’initiative parce que leur culture décourage ce genre de comportement individualiste.

Trouver des personnes de talent Chapitre 12: Expressions familières et idiomatiques de l’entreprise

Comme le langage est basé sur la culture, certaines expressions idiomatiques et termes propres à l’entreprise pourraient ne pas être familiers aux immigrants qualifiés.

Trouver des personnes de talent Chapitre 13: Guides d’entrevue

Les guides d’entrevue dont les questions sont formulées en appliquant le modèle Connaissances-Compétences-Comportement peuvent minimiser fortement l’influence des préjugés culturels dans le processus d’entrevue.