Employer Success Stories - Recruiter

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.

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.

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.

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.

CIBC Sources Skilled Immigrants In Toronto Area

Career fairs, credential recognition services and internships are some of the ways the bank finds skilled immigrants.

AMEX Canada Uses A Broad Recruitment Strategy To Find Skilled Immigrants

Government agencies, community organizations, ethnic media and employees are all sources of skilled immigrants.

More than One-Third of Engineers Hired At Husky Are Skilled Immigrants

Husky tracks employees by skill and educational background to better understand which international institutions are more likely to produce high-potential candidates.

Engineering Consulting Firm Looks Beyond Canadian Experience

LEA International focuses on competency and credibility when selecting candidates.

Skilled Immigrants Have the Specific Technical Skills ATI Needs

ATI often seeks specific skill sets that are not widely found in the Canadian labour force. Its HR strategy has been expanded to source candidates from foreign universities and labour markets.

Iris Power Engineering Uses Skills-Based Assessments During Recruitment

Role-specific tests, rather than conversation-based interviews, are used to assess a candidate’s competency.

IBM Creates a Structured, Bias-Free Recruitment Process

Recruiting team reflects diversity and uses behaviour-based structured interviewing to find best possible candidates, regardless of where they come from.

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.