Sheryl Smolkin The Ontario Human Rights Commission is trying to make it easier for foreign-trained immigrants to get professional accreditation and find a job in their field. When Iraqi-trained engineer Hiam Al Sabery came to Canada in 2005, in eight months he sent resumes to over 250 companies and didn’t land a single interview. As [...]
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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.
Matt Galloway spoke with Ratna Omidvar. She is the President of Maytree, a private foundation that promotes equity and prosperity.
Tavia Grant and Richard Blackwell There’s no shortage of people looking for work. Some 1.4 million Canadians are unemployed, the jobless rate is still above pre-recession levels and youth unemployment is nearly 14 per cent. Despite this, employers across the country say they can’t find the right workers for all kinds of available jobs.
Canada annually receives about 250,000 immigrants – many of whom have advanced degrees and skills that are in demand – but only a small fraction of them manage to land jobs at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which represent 64 per cent of new private-sector positions. The issue is two-fold, the report concludes: Smaller employers [...]
A report released Tuesday by the Toronto-Dominion Bank says Ottawa could put 370,000 more people to work by tweaking the immigration system to match candidates with jobs in demand in the labour market, providing more integration help before people land in Canada and putting more emphasis on language skills in its point-based immigration system. The [...]
Cultural misunderstandings can arise in the workplace due to cultural and religious differences. But employers can minimize these misunderstandings and leverage the talents of their skilled immigrant employees. Cross-Cultural Teamwork is a series of training videos developed by TRIEC to demonstrate how cultural differences can impact team dynamics in a Canadian workplace and offers strategies for [...]
Over the past several years, TRIEC has experimented with new ways to connect skilled immigrants to employment through increased coordination among the multitude of employment service providers, bridge-training programs and professional networks that serve them. However, employers recruit for a wider range of employment opportunities. Entry-level positions, for example, tend not to befit the extensive [...]
TRIEC has partnered with the City of Toronto, through their Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE) team, to increase access to employment opportunities for youth and skilled immigrants. This joint TRIEC/PAYE initiative will effectively give employers the opportunity to fill both entry-level and professional employment opportunities by tapping into the collective strength of both the [...]