Integrating Skilled Immigrants Starts with a Vision and a Group of Champions

When trying to recruit and integrate skilled immigrants into the workplace, the most important first step is to gather a group of champions who are passionate about the issue, says Denyce Diakun, Director of Workforce and Personal Development at Algonquin College, which won a 2012 Employer Excellence Award from Hire Immigrants Ottawa and the Employer Council of Champions.

Employers also need to identify the business case for creating a diverse and inclusive environment, connect to local resources and develop a vision of what it means to be inclusive, she says.

Watch the video below to hear Ms. Diakun’s advice for employers who want to better recruit and integrate skilled immigrants.