Six years ago, Sischa Maharaj was already an established advocate for helping new immigrants integrate in Canada. In 2007, she won a TRIEC Immigrant Success (IS) Award, the Canadian HR Reporter Individual Achievement Award, for her work on a variety of initiatives to support the hiring of skilled immigrants at CIBC.
A recent immigrant, Abhijit Medhi was mentored by a City of Toronto employee and was determined to help others in the same field to build connections and land a job. As a result, he created the professional group of immigrant social workers “I Can Sow.” Abhijit Medhi, his wife and son arrived in Toronto in [...]
The intercultural mentoring program at JVS Toronto is a group mentoring initiative that helps connect the members of professional immigrant associations with mentors in their field. It’s a great example of how professional immigrant associations can benefit them from collaboration and partnerships with each other and with employment service providers.
Stand out in today’s diverse workplace; Learn to bridge cultural differences to build a better team. Diverse teams breed innovation, drive client relationships, establish access to new markets and ultimately bring results. Yet, bridging cultural differences to form cohesive teams can be a rocky process.
Watch this video to learn how a government agency has worked with the PINs community and how professional immigrant associations can serve as the voice of skilled immigrants.
Watch the video and learn how Scotiabank and the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games (PANAM 2015) engaged with the PINs community and what they gained from the experience.
Heather Stockton and Karen Pastakia Resetting horizons: Human capital trends 2013 a recent survey of global business leaders conducted by Deloitte, reveals some unique insights into the way Canadian businesses view the acquisition of talent and the role of HR departments in acquiring it.
“The most important thing for me as a business owner is how much knowledge my employees have and how they can use this to make their work better – not where they come from.” Blue & Green Inc. was shortlisted for the RBC Immigrant Advantage Award for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
“Immigrants bring fresh ideas and new ways of doing things. Their commitment and motivation level is high. They are passionate and willing to do more than is expected of them. They are hard-working and representative, and it’s important for business to have staff representing the community where they work.” By the numbers: Business model: [...]
When Dunstan Peter, President and CEO of Trinity Tech was growing his company, he needed highly skilled people to give his small business the advantage. His skilled immigrant hires did just that. The immigrant advantage for a small/medium sized business (SME): Diversity of thought and experience to develop innovative solutions for clients Language skills [...]