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Here you’ll find news clippings related to immigrant employment, TRIEC and our partners. The most recent articles appear below. Click on a year tab to see archived coverage.

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CTV News: Canada’s competitiveness will suffer if immigrants aren’t better integrated: experts

Romina Maurino
Canada’s global competitiveness will suffer unless companies deal with biases that are keeping professional immigrants underemployed, experts say….

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HBR Blog Network: Encourage Foreign-Born Employees to Participate More in Meetings

Andy Molinsky
Imagine the following: Feng Li is a Chinese-born management consultant for a major American-based professional services firm in Chicago. Feng has impeccable oral and written English and outstanding technical skills. He is also very creative. In fact, he is on the fast track to senior consultant, then director, and eventually partner, except for one major issue: Feng cannot get himself to participate actively in meetings. The problem has nothing to do with lack of ideas. Feng is one of the brightest consultants at the firm and has excellent ideas and insights. The problem is that Feng is simply unwilling to contribute his ideas in a public forum….

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Financial Post: Moving past diversity: RBC’s journey to rid its upper ranks of ‘unconscious bias’

Dan Ovsey
Diversity is one of those buzz words often tossed around in the corporate world by organizations with an interest in presenting themselves as progressive. Yet, in many cases talk of diversity is just that — talk. RBC may be the exception to the rule….

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Globe and Mail: Bridging the gap between skills and culture

Jared Lindzon
When Luiss Zaharia moved to Canada in 2002, she knew that she would have to work her way up the corporate ladder, but she never imagined that it would be so difficult to find a career that matched her qualifications.
She certainly had the know-how, she thought, for a job in Canada’s financial services sector. When she went to interviews in her field, however, hiring managers would turn her away, saying she did not have enough Canadian experience….

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