Immigration to Ottawa is expected to grow exponentially

Are you ready to reach and recruit diverse talent for your organization? Newcomers to Ottawa – both international migrants and those coming from other Canadian cities – will account for 86.5% of population growth by 2036.[1] Last year, despite the pandemic and frequent border closures, Ottawa still welcomed over 6,000 immigrants. With federal immigration targets … Read More

7 tips for onboarding immigrant employees in a virtual work setting

The pandemic has accelerated existing trends in remote work and it is expected that this trajectory will continue as more companies adapt to flexible and virtual work arrangements. Over the last year, many organizations have learned that it is not always a simple and seamless process to shift business functions and practices online. Activities that … Read More

Building Back Better with a Diverse Workforce

A culturally diverse workforce can be your organization’s competitive advantage to building back better post COVID-19 – here’s how. The world of work as we knew it has changed drastically, bringing with it a host of new challenges for employers globally – and locally in Ottawa. Businesses have adapted quickly, moving services online, shifting to … Read More

#ImmigrantsWork: Mobilizing Toward Action

Following the successful launch of the #ImmigrantsWork campaign in May, Hire Immigrants Ottawa co-hosted a second Twitter chat on July 15, 2020 to continue our national effort to crowdsource best practices for the inclusion of immigrant talent in Canadian workplaces. These practices include strategies, tips and resources to support Canadian businesses to tap into the … Read More

#ImmigrantsWork Campaign: Key Themes from the Launch

On May 21, 2020, over 100 contributors joined the launch of the #ImmigrantsWork campaign through a Twitter chat. The #ImmigrantsWork campaign aims to raise awareness of the meaningful contributions immigrants have made to the Canadian economy, as well as their continued impact in Canada’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The launch convened influential voices on … Read More

#ImmigrantsWork: Building Immigrant Inclusion into Business Recovery Plans

Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO), with partners across the country, is excited to launch the #ImmigrantsWork campaign. Leveraging the collective voice of a national coalition, we are excited to share stories, resources, and a collection of tools to support rebuilding Canadian businesses with a focus on immigrant* integration. We have heard this endlessly: we are in … Read More

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