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

Aug
28
Wed
1:00 pm Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
Aug 28 @ 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
Sep
10
Tue
1:00 pm Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep
19
Thu
1:00 pm Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep
26
Thu
1:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Sep 26 @ 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
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