Integrating Talent: Helping immigrants succeed on the job

In an ironic twist of fate for a risk manager, Jennyfer Pacelo’s immigration papers were fast tracked after the devastating floods in the Philippines left her car submerged, her house destroyed and no family to turn to. In April 2010, Jennyfer was reunited with her...

Psst…What if…

It was an opportune moment to raise the question. Deep into a working group discussion, Angela Agostino, Director of Human Resources for Pitney Bowes Canada, turned to TRIEC Executive Director, Elizabeth McIsaac, sitting beside her and whispered: “What if...

Practice Makes Perfect: Daria and Vishnu’s Mentoring Moment

Armed with a master’s degree and five years of work experience in the United States, Vishnu Orathpathangi arrived eager to kick start his IT career in Canada. He was matched with first-time mentor, Daria Tippin, who then held the position of IT Program Control Officer...

Gaining industry insights and connections through mentoring

Aditi Swaminathan is not your typical mentor. Four years ago she was a mentee striving to find meaningful work.A human resources professional with an MBA, Aditi’s decade of experience spanned India, Indonesia and the United States. Aditi had a baby soon after arriving...

Thinking outside the box when it comes to immigrants

St. Michael’s Hospital does it again St. Michael’s Hospital is a trailblazer when it comes to integrating skilled immigrants. The hospital was the first to host immigrant interns through Career Edge Organization’s Career Bridge program and to develop mentoring for...