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

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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