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

Dec
12
Thu
1:00 pm Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Dec 12 @ 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
Jan
9
Thu
1:00 pm Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our facilitator will be joined by a panel of New Canadians in this interactive session focused on creating dialogue among new internationally educated professionals (IEPs) and current teams in your workplace. We will explore and ... Read More
Jan
16
Thu
1:00 pm Performance Management and Feedback
Performance Management and Feedback
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this interactive session, we will explore effective communication techniques for providing internationally educated professionals with day-to-day as well as performance evaluation feedback; use information on perceptual differences, communication styles and cultural conditioning to explore ... Read More
Jan
29
Wed
2:00 pm Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 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
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