Employer Guides

refugee-toolkit-cover-enOnboarding Refugees: A Toolkit for Employers

This Toolkit provides employers with clear information, tips, guidelines and best practices for implementing successful recruitment, onboarding and retention practices for a diverse and inclusive workplace that includes refugees. Find out more >>

 


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Programs and Services Directory

An at a glance matrix of programs and services to support employers and businesses in Ottawa effectively recruit and integrate immigrants into the workplace. Download the directory >>


Employer’s Guide to Integrating Immigrants into the Workplace

The Employer’s guide is a quick reference resource that provides information about and insight into the most common challenges faced by employers when hiring and retaining skilled immigrants into the workplace.  Download the complete guide >>

Table of contents:
1.       Introduction
2.       Why Hire Immigrants?
3.       Language 
4.       Foreign Credentials and Work Experience 
5.       Working with Cultural Differences 
6.       Preparing Your Workplace 
7.       Resources


Employers in Action

This resource helps employers to enhance their efforts in hiring and integrating skilled immigrants. It highlights identified barriers that employers face and recommends strategies that they can adapt or adopt. An implementation template helps employers measure the outcomes of these activities. It builds on an earlier document, the Working Groups Action plan.  Download the Employer in Action document >>


Roadmap to Help Employers Recruit and Retain Skilled Immigrants

This online resource is a step-by-step interactive guide with comprehensive strategies and tools to help businesses enhance their human resources planning and practices, from recruiting to retaining skilled immigrants.

Upcoming Events

May
10
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1:00 pm Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
May 10 @ 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
May
24
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1:00 pm Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
May 24 @ 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
May
30
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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
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6
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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
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