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

May
30
Wed
8:00 am Canadian Immigration Summit 2018
Canadian Immigration Summit 2018
May 30 @ 8:00 am – May 31 @ 4:00 pm
Canadian Immigration Summit 2018
Hire Immigrants Ottawa is pleased to support the Canadian Immigration Summit 2018. Due to its ageing population and low birth rate, Canada increasingly relies on immigrants to spur economic growth. Maintaining a strong settlement program ... Read More
Jun
6
Wed
1:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 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
Jun
14
Thu
1:00 pm Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this interactive session we will explore and build the foundation of effective communication between new Canadians and their Canadian employers. Curriculum topics include: perception – and how it affects workplace communication; understanding how cultural ... Read More
Jul
4
Wed
1:00 pm Creating the Workplace that Acco...
Creating the Workplace that Acco...
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this interactive session, we will explore keys to successful accommodation strategies, focusing on: the relationship between cultural integration and accommodation; accommodating different cultural norms and reasonable practices in accommodation; systemic inclusion and accommodation; conversation ... Read More
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