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Construction Union Trains and Tests in Native Language

The construction industry in Canada is a significant economic driver, accounting for 9% of Canada’s GDP. Future labour demands are high and immigrants are important.

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.

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.

Enbridge Lays Down the Pipelines for Immigrant Talent to Succeed

Enbridge has long been deliberate about creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace, making it an employer of choice for immigrant talent.

A Window of Opportunity to Boost Employee Morale

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

New Canadians Help Each Other and all Staff to Succeed at RBC

Employee resource group fosters success through networking, peer coaching and mentoring.

Career Bridge Internships a Win-Win for St. Michael’s Hospital

Structured program allows hospital to assess skilled immigrants’ suitability for permanent jobs.

Buddy Program and Communication Training Boost Skilled Immigrant Integration at Gennum

New employees are matched with a staff member from the same culture and are offered various communication courses, along with a professional development plan.

Engineering Consulting Firm Looks Beyond Canadian Experience

LEA International focuses on competency and credibility when selecting candidates.

Skilled Immigrants Help LEA International Tap into Global Markets

A workforce with international language skills and cultural competencies is better positioned to land international contracts, leading to increased profitability

Volunteers, Mentees and Interns Are All Sources of Skilled Immigrant Talent

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority encourages employees to mentor skilled immigrants and recognizes the value of newcomer volunteers and interns.

Conservation Authority Engages Skilled Immigrants as Volunteers and Employees

Understanding cultural experiences of nature, identifying barriers in the hiring process and providing diversity training are all part of TRCA’s efforts to attract skilled immigrants.

Conservation Authority Removes Barriers and Shares the Value Of Diversity

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority changed several HR policies after working with a diversity consultant to remove some of the unintentional barriers in its hiring process.

Culture Training and Job Placements Helps Cambiran Credit Union Address Labour Shortage

Cambrian partners with Manitoba government and other credit unions to prepare newcomers for jobs in financial services.

Police Force Recruits Diverse Talent to Better Reflect Communities

The Ottawa Police Service wanted to ensure the force would reflect the more than sixty cultural communities it served so it designed a new recruitment program to ensure the recruitment process was open to all cultures and provided promising candidates with ESL training when necessary.