The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has many programs and services to help new immigrants and youth find jobs, yet unemployment and under-employment among these groups remain stubbornly high. The Intergovernmental Committee for Economic and Labour Force Development is launching a report that seeks to better define the reason for this state of affairs, identify the [...]
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Launch of ICE Research Series – Redesigning Collaboration: Opportunities for Innovation in Toronto’s Labour Market
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.
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.
Three organizations and one individual have been honoured with awards from the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and RBC, in partnership with Canadian HR Reporter. Trinity Tech, SMTC, the Regional Municipality of York and André Goh, manager of the Diversity Management Unit at the Toronto Police Services were recognized for leading the way in integrating skilled [...]
Watch 201 2 IS Award Winner Videos SMTC: CBC Toronto Immigrant Advantage Award SMTC, a global Electronics Manufacturing Services provider, requires a workforce with strong engineering expertise and a specific skill set. It is not always easy to find, but for SMTC skilled immigrants are part of the answer. Regional Municipality of York: Toronto Star [...]
“Finding talent with our required skill sets and a transnational outlook is becoming increasingly difficult. Skilled immigrants bring needed expertise and dedication to SMTC in Canada and to our customers globally.” – Alex Walker, Co-CEO and President, SMTC SMTC, a global Electronics Manufacturing Services provider, requires a workforce with strong engineering expertise and [...]
Skilled immigrants critical to innovation; savvy GTA employers tap into this talent pool Canada is facing a serious labour shortage. Our population is aging, the birth rate is slowing and there are fewer people with the requisite skills to fill vacant jobs. Skilled immigrants are a key source for new talent with Statistics Canada predicting [...]
Zuleika Sgro is a champion for including skilled immigrant talent as an optimum strategy to match specialized skills with demonstrated skills shortages. And she has embedded this practice within her company, Questrade.
Maxxam’s co-op program for skilled immigrants has evolved to become an essential recruitment strategy for their fluctuating client-driven work volumes and to address skill shortages in their field.
When Huawei Canada established itself in Canada in 2008, they faced many challenges finding highly skilled talent they needed. Skilled immigrants were the solution.