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Are you ready for the changes to immigration laws in Canada that will affect your recruiting and hiring practices?

On Thursday November 20, TRIEC Campus will host a webinar that looks at the changes to immigration laws in Canada, and how they will affect your recruiting and hiring practices.The webinar will take a practical look at the impacts of these changes to your work as an HR professional or hiring manager. Our presenter, lawyer Sharaf Sultan, will draw on his expertise with workplace immigration, employment, and human rights law to answer these questions.

When: Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
How: Register online

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ICTC & RDEE ON Webinar: Hiring Francophone Immigrants’ Significant Benefits for Employers

Immigration is a valuable source of skills and expertise and a diverse workplace produces opportunities for creativity to thrive. Multilingual and Francophone internationally educated professionals (IEPs) can contribute unique ideas and play a huge role in driving growth and increasing productivity.

In partnership with the Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE) Ontario – La Bonne Affaire and industry leaders, ICTC will provide a platform to share best practices and discuss:

  • the value of hiring a Francophone internationally educated professional
  • the importance of the diversity and inclusion in a workplace (Guest speaker: Shieh-Chi Chen, Certified Executive Coach | Owner, 2Sisters Consulting)
  • how you can hire a Francophone professional from outside of Canada (Guest speaker: Embassy of Canada in France)
When: Thursday, November 13, 2014. 12:00 p.m.
How: Register online 

Francophone IEPs represent an untapped workforce that will give your organization a competitive advantage. This is an amazing opportunity to expand your access to a qualified Francophone and multilingual talent!

Mentoring Partnership makes 10,000 matches

When it comes to mentoring, 10 is the magic number. The Mentoring Partnership reached 10 000 matches this week, just in time for its 10th anniversary.

The program, which began 10 years ago this year, matches skilled immigrants in the GTA with mentors in their field. Being mentored helps participants build networks, knowledge and connections, and increases their chances of finding work equivalent to their skills and their experience.

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Congratulations to John Tory

The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) offers many congratulations to the incoming mayor of Toronto, John Tory, today.

John is a former board member of TRIEC and has been a public advocate for the importance of workplace diversity and inclusion, and the vital contribution that Toronto’s skilled immigrants can make to the region.

We’re looking forward to working with John and the new Council, and hope to see immigrant unemployment and underemployment high on the agenda in new mayoral term.

We wish John all the best in his new role.