Employer Success Stories - Business Owner

Maple Leaf Foods Connects to Recruit Newcomers

Maple Leaf Foods gives workers the tools and supports they need to do their job. Offering on-site English language classes is one way to welcome their newcomer employees.

Interview with Nomz CEO Jana Al Zaibak on Hiring a Refugee Workforce

Based in Toronto, Canada, Nomz is a rapidly expanding business, selling nutritious and delicious snacks. Hire Immigrants spoke to founder Jana Al Zaibak about her experience leveraging refugee talent.

Refugee Talent Pipeline Fills Positions at Nomz

Entrepreneur Jana Al Zaibak credits her employees with her business success. They’re driven, contribute their expertise and ideas, and are passionate about their work. Another thing they have in common? They’re all refugees.

Idea We’re Watching: “Project Ahlan” has Australian Restaurants Readying to Welcome Syrian Refugees

The owners of Almond Bar restaurant are partnering up with local chefs, restaurant owners, and immigrant serving agencies in Sydney, Australia, to welcome Syrian newcomers with training and job opportunities.

Mock Interviews by Cinnzeo Bakeries a Way to Support Newcomers and Source Talent

Some companies find it challenging to source immigrant talent. Not Cinnzeo Bakeries. The Calgary-based retailer of cinnamon buns meets directly with job candidates through volunteerism, an approach that supports job seekers and the company’s recruitment needs.

Procurement Mentorships: RBC Royal Bank Mentors Diverse Suppliers

Through a supplier diversity strategy that includes a procurement mentorship program, RBC is sourcing from a larger supplier base, providing value to business clients and changing Canada’s supplier landscape.

Palliser Builds a Workforce alongside its Furniture

With a long history in immigrant employment, Palliser has key lessons for employers seeking to become more immigrant and diversity confident. From renewed hiring practice, to on-the-job training, to leadership from the top.

A Page for Immigrant Diversity from the Gender Diversity Handbook? Lloyds Sets Diversity Rules for Top Job Shortlists

Lloyds Banking Group announced earlier this year that candidate shortlists for high-level bank positions will not be considered if they don’t meet new gender criteria. It’s not difficult to imagine a similar strategy in place to meet other diversity types, like immigrant and visible minority diversity.

A Window of Opportunity to Boost Employee Morale

Alberta employer of diverse workforce uses corporate chaplaincy program to help employees overcome personal challenges

i³ International Focuses On Skills and Experience, Not Country Of Origin

When recruiting, the small tech company looks for relevant experience and language skills in line with the position.

Immigrant HR Administrator Increases Openness in Recruiting At i³ International

When interviewed by a skilled immigrant, a newcomer candidate gets the clear message the tech company promotes and values diversity.

Halifax Company Uses Settlement Agency to Find Immigrants

Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services provides Maple Trade Finance access to candidates with the language and cultural skills to help the company succeed on a global scale.

Team Approach Reduces Bias during Recruitment at NoAb

Multiple people review resumés and interview candidates then share their perspectives to make the hiring decision.

A Community Approach Attracts Immigrants to Rodrigues Winery

Winery offers help with travel and housing arrangements and introduces newcomers to members of the community in rural Newfoundland.