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

Since Maxxam Analytics launched its co-op program for skilled immigrants in 2005, 400 newcomers have participated and 200 of them have been hired by the laboratory services company.

The co-op program, which offers 9 to 12-week-long work placements, has evolved to become an essential recruitment strategy for Maxxam and helps the company address skill shortages.

The program is also one of the reasons the company won the Toronto Star Award for Excellence in Workplace Integration as part of the 2011 Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council’s Immigrant Success (IS) Awards.

Watch the video below to learn more about the program and the value skilled immigrants bring to Maxxam. You can also read more about Maxxam and IS Awards.