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

Jun
29
Thu
1:00 pm Employer Learning Forum
Employer Learning Forum
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Accessing Global Talent Overseas or Locally. Are you an employer interested in bringing skilled immigrants from overseas or connecting with global talent already in Canada? HIO invites you to an Employer Learning Forum on accessing ... Read More
Jul
5
Wed
1:00 pm Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Jul 5 @ 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
Aug
22
Tue
1:00 pm Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Aug 22 @ 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
6
Wed
1:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Sep 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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