Coaching Events for Employers

Coaching events bring employers and skilled immigrants together in a relaxed and informal setting outside the context of an actual job interview.  During the event, employers provide advice about resumes and job search strategies to help skilled immigrants more effectively navigate the local job market. In turn, the coaching helps employers develop a more diverse network of talent and expand their understanding of the skills and qualifications of newcomers to Canada. The coaching is also a valuable way for employers to practice and develop their own cross-cultural competency skills.

Benefits of Coaching:

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  • Immigrants gain valuable insight, advice and guidance from employers about job search strategies in their field
  • Immigrants develop networking skills and become better prepared to seek employment
  • Employers and immigrants broaden their sphere of networks
  • Employers gain familiarity with the skills, qualifications and experiences of immigrant job seekers

How does it work?

  • Each coaching event involves about 10 to 15 employer participants (e.g. HR managers or recruiting officers) from the same or similar sectors; the event is usually hosted at the workplace of a participating employer.
  • Job-ready skilled immigrants (from the same sector) are invited to participate through the Ottawa Job Match Network.
  • Each coaching event lasts about two hours.
  • While flexible, the format is similar to speed-dating, with employer stations and skilled immigrants rotating from employer to employer every 10 minutes.
  • Employers provide advice and guidance on sector-specific job search strategies.

How employers can get involved:

Coaching is a rewarding experience. To learn how you can get involved in a Coaching event, contact Lorena Costa, Manager, Employer Engagement: lcosta@hireimmigrantsottawa.ca or 613.228.6715

 

Upcoming Events

Feb
27
Tue
1:00 pm Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Through research, we can now describe the profile of the person who adapts inter-culturally (both to culture and to workplace) most effectively. In this session we will focus on: exploring the adaptation process and the ... Read More
Mar
21
Wed
8:00 am Employer’s Summit & Awards
Employer’s Summit & Awards
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The annual Employers’ Summit is a premier event that brings together over 100 business, government and civic leaders in a program designed to engage participants in a dialogue about the effective integration of skilled immigrants ... Read More
Mar
22
Thu
12:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In this interactive learning session we will explore how the sending and receiving of messages during the interview can lead to misinterpretations and misconceptions. We will use a paradigm to build skills that are interpreted ... Read More
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