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Why Hire

Onboarding newcomers is about more than banking at RBC Royal Bank

Arabic-speaking staff at RBC’s Moncton branch began as critical resources introducing Syrian families to Canadian banking. But as Kirk Dudtschak writes, the staff’s roles quickly extended far beyond and into the community, to onboarding the newcomers to life in Canada.

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.

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Recruit and Select

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.

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Managing a Diverse Workforce

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.

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.

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Attracting Immigrants

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.

Read more from: Attracting Immigrants

Procurement

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.

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Refugees

Siemens and the City of Erlangen Tap Refugee Talent with Internship Program, Training both Newcomers and their Colleagues

Engineering multinational Siemens piloted a training program for asylum seekers in a small German town. A triple win program, the initiative is being scaled from 10 to 100 placements across Germany.

Onboarding newcomers is about more than banking at RBC Royal Bank

Arabic-speaking staff at RBC’s Moncton branch began as critical resources introducing Syrian families to Canadian banking. But as Kirk Dudtschak writes, the staff’s roles quickly extended far beyond and into the community, to onboarding the newcomers to life in Canada.

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Role of Employers

Siemens and the City of Erlangen Tap Refugee Talent with Internship Program, Training both Newcomers and their Colleagues

Engineering multinational Siemens piloted a training program for asylum seekers in a small German town. A triple win program, the initiative is being scaled from 10 to 100 placements across Germany.

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.

Read more from: Role of Employers

Skilled Immigrants

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.

Read more from: Skilled Immigrants