Creating a Culture of Inclusion in the Workplace

How individual practices of inclusion can bring diversity and inclusion policies to life. Recognizing the benefits of diversity and inclusion, many employers and organizations have taken significant steps to build inclusive strategies and policies in their workplaces. This work is important. It articulates a vision for diversity and inclusion, and outlines strategies and structural changes … Read More

Is ‘fear of the unknown’ getting in the way of accessing top talent?

Employers discuss new survey findings and how Ottawa businesses can leverage local immigrant talent to grow their companies On November 28th, 2017, Hire Immigrants Ottawa and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce co-hosted an Employer Learning Forum to a packed room of local employers and a cohort of skilled immigrants at Export Development Canada. A panel … Read More

Employers learn about accessing global talent abroad and locally

Hire Immigrants Ottawa presented an Employer Learning Forum on June 29, 2017 to a packed room at Export Development Canada to help employers better understand how to recruit, hire and integrate immigrants into their workplaces, using new as well as existing federal government programs. Blair Patacairk from Invest Ottawa, began the panel discussion talking about … Read More

Make the most of your diverse team

Cross-cultural competency training can address your productivity challenges Study after study has illustrated how diverse teams outperform in the workplace. The benefits go right to the bottom line of organizations looking for a competitive edge in a globalized economy. That is, if an organization’s managers know how to effectively manage their diverse teams. How well … Read More

Leveraging Immigrant Talent for Business Development

So I recently purchased an environmentally friendly humidifier for my home – called the Rumidifier – you may have heard of it. It’s a great innovation, requires no energy to run, and it works really well. What’s that got to do with immigration and business development you say? Well, it turns out that the Rumidifier … Read More

Enhancing Immigrants’ Essential ‘Soft’ Skills – a win-win solution

Finding and keeping workers with the knowledge and skills needed to get the job done is critical for today’s businesses. Learning more about the nine essential skills used in nearly every job can help you reap the benefits of effectively engaging immigrants at work. Presentation by Shareef Korah and Lindsey McIntosh of the Office of … Read More

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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