Best Employers for New Canadians 2011: Best Practices In Recruiting and Integrating Skilled Immigrants

Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians have long recognized that you need skilled immigrants for your business to succeed. On March 29, 2011, hireimmigrants.ca hosted a webinar with representatives of two of the winning companies talking about how they integrate skilled immigrants into their workforces. Editors of the 2011 competition also talk about best practices and trends in recruitment and integration of skilled immigrants.

Speakers: Richard Yerema and Kristina Leung of Canada’s Best Employers for New Canadians, Pauline Gavilanez of Wardop Engineering and Marta Rzeszowska Chavent of Deloitte.

What Employers Need to Know

  • Wardrop Engineering supports new Canadians in obtaining their Canadian professional designations through in-house mentoring and development programs.
  • Deloitte’s buddy program for new employees helps skilled immigrants integrate into the firm.
  • Winners of the Best Employers for New Canadians have moved from focusing on creating a welcoming environment to creating more substantial connections through mentoring and employee resource groups.
  • Paid internships and work placements provide newcomers with a practical way to access employment.

Download the slides and watch the full webinar below:

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