Policy & Programs

Removing the “Canadian experience” barrier

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has developed a policy addressing the need to remove the barrier that a requirement for “Canadian Experience” poses to newcomers seeking employment and professional accreditation in the province, as we all as a best practice guide.

Read the policy on removing the “Canadian experience” barrier
Read the guide for employers and regulatory bodies

A Collaborative Model for Delivering Mentoring to Immigrants in Ottawa

This document describes a collaborative model for delivering mentoring-to-employment programs for skilled immigrants in Ottawa. It was produced under the terms of a funding agreement between the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and United Way Ottawa on behalf of Hire Immigrants Ottawa and local stakeholder organizations. Read the Framework >>

The Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada 
The “Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications” was developed as a point of reference for the provinces, territories, and the federal government as they work towards improving the processes for assessment and recognition of internationally trained workers’ qualifications. The Framework describes the “ideal steps and processes that governments aspire to build in order to address the current gaps to successful immigrant labour market integration.”   Read the Framework >>

Upcoming Events

Oct
23
Wed
1:00 pm Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Oct 23 @ 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
Nov
6
Wed
1:00 pm Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Nov 6 @ 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
Nov
14
Thu
1:00 pm Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Most intercultural conflict is related to perceptual differences. In this session we will discuss: developing strategies to identify and address communication style differences; learning when and how to address non-verbal issues of concern; using a ... Read More
Nov
21
Thu
1:00 pm Creating the Workplace that Acco...
Creating the Workplace that Acco...
Nov 21 @ 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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