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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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My Reflections on the movie Dr. Cabbie

What happens when you see your experiences portrayed in a movie?   Dr Cabbie, released last week, tells the story of an Indian immigrant to Canada who struggles to find work as a doctor because his qualifications aren’t recognized. (view more)

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Ratna Omidvar becomes TRIEC’s first Emeritus Chair, TD’s Manjit Singh becomes Chair of the Board

Ratna Omidvar becomes TRIEC’s first Emeritus Chair this week.   This specially created role acknowledges Ratna’s continued connection to TRIEC, as well as her outstanding contribution in the field of immigrant employment. As Emeritus Chair, she remains a voting member of the board.

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Prospects not entirely rosy for foreign-trained MDs, says fairness commissioner

Things are anything but rosy for foreign-trained doctors trying to break into Ontario, says Ontario’s Fairness Commissioner Jean Augustine in this interview with Richard J Brennan.  Source: Toronto Star  View more 

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Ontario now the worst place for educated immigrants looking for work: Global News

“A national program that does what TRIEC does – matching immigrants with employers or other mentors and helping employers become more inclusive recruiters -would help, (the immigrant unemployment situation), says Ratna Omidvar, Chair of TRIEC Board in this article by Anna Mehler Paperny . Source: Global News  

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Toronto is diverse but not as inclusive as it could be: Goar

“Having diversity is interesting,” said Zabeen Hirji, chief human resources officer for the Royal Bank non-commitally. “It’s when you do something with it that it becomes powerful.” Read Carol Goar’s opinion piece in Toronto Star here. Source: Toronto Star  

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HBR Blog: Learning to Speak Up When You’re from a Culture of Deference

How does one cope while communicating outside one’s cultural comfort zone? How do you support employees from a culture of “deference?” Good piece by Andy Molinsky. Source: HBR Blog Network

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HBR – One Reason Cross-Cultural Small Talk is So Tricky

Interesting analogy  for different cultures: Coconut or peach? And it is not about how hard it is to crack or soft it is to eat. Read on to understand the rules of what is appropriate and what is not to ask and share in a new culture. By Erin Meyer It was my first dinner party […]

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