Suzanne Bowness New Canadians have a lot to offer a workplace; now it’s just a case of making them feel welcome Perhaps the best source of inspiration on promoting workplace diversity is in the work of those who are already successful at it. Zuleika Sgro is one such HR professional.
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As organizations look to build their employment ranks, new Canadians are becoming an increasingly integral part of the business landscape. The shortage of labour on all fronts — from engineers to bricklayers — is in large part a driving factor behind the interest in foreign workers. But there are also a number of additional business [...]
OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says employment among landed immigrants in the core working-age group of 25 to 54 increased 4.3 per cent in 2011 compared with the previous year.
Gordana Pejic felt like she faced an invisible wall after she came to Canada from Serbia in 1999 and began looking for an engineering job. The new immigrant had valuable skills, but didn’t know how to get a toe hold in the workforce. Today, more than a decade after arriving in Vancouver, she has a [...]
A major international study ranks Canada among the world’s leaders in immigrant integration, but there are signs that advantage is on the wane. Canada sits near the top of most categories in the study, which measures integration of immigrants in the 34 wealthy countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The report will [...]
Finding work in their profession is one of the barriers new Canadians face when it comes to getting settled here. It’s a point the Toronto Community Foundation made in their annual Vital Signs Report. Laura heard how one Mississauga company is breaking down those barriers. Vidhya Kumar is the regional human resources specialist for the [...]
Caitlin Nobes According to the latest data from Statistics Canada, by 2031 some 80% of the countries’ population growth will come from immigration. Currently in Toronto, almost 20% of the workforce is comprised of migrants – finding a skilled worker in that talent pool can give companies a boost to accessing international markets or specific [...]
July 16, 2012/Toronto – OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is launching ‘Making Ontario Home’, a new report based on extensive research carried out over a period of two years, on newcomers’ experience with use of services in Ontario.
Immigrants who work in ethnic “enclaves” in major cities earn less than other Canadians and have a tougher time adapting to this country’s economy, according to an internal federal government document.
Immigrants need help learning not just Canada’s two official languages, but also the “secret rules” of Canadian life in order to fit into their new home, according to the authors of a report released Thursday. The ability to speak and read English or French is viewed as key to the economic success of newcomers, and [...]