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ALLIES has awarded the Halifax Regional Municipality a Partnership Grant which is implementing a comprehensive employer awareness and engagement program. The initiative, led by the Greater Halifax Partnership, is raising
The Connector Program will recruit “connectors” to refer immigrants to a minimum of three people in his/her network. Each of these people will be encouraged to refer the immigrant to another three professionals.
Halifax is the thirteenth largest city in Canada and the largest city in Nova Scotia. The province’s population is aging rapidly. In 20 years, 40% of Nova Scotia’s population will be 55 years or older. In the next five years as these workers retire, Nova Scotia expects up to 68,000 job openings.
The Greater Halifax Partnership brought together IT employers to talk with potential candidates.
In 2012 IECs continued to develop new ideas and put them into action so skilled immigrants find employment.
Greater Halifax Partnership’s Connector program reflects on a successful 2012 and outlines what is to come in the new year.
Programs are being initiated to connect SMEs and immigrant talent in Calgary, Halifax and Toronto with support from the RBC Foundation.
ISIS Professional Mentorship Program brought together 18 mentors from various sectors to discuss mentorship and diversity including a mentoring champion from TD Canada Trust.
The Greater Halifax Partnership’s idea to connect local businesses with new talent through speed-interviewing has been fast tracked thanks to $50,000 in funding from RBC Foundation.
Living its value of ‘diversity for growth and innovation’, RBC has recognized the valuable skills and experience newcomers bring to businesses like theirs in the Halifax Region.
The Greater Halifax Partnership is expanding its matchmaking abilities to offer its Connector Program for skilled immigrants to all new post-secondary school graduates and young professionals.
The ISIS employer award recognizes a business that has demonstrated exceptional and innovative efforts in welcoming immigrants to Nova Scotia and in assisting them to successfully integrate into the community. Scotiabank provides informational interviews for ISIS clients and has hosted 19 work placements.
Ken Fredeen, chairs Deloitte’s Inclusion and Diversity Council. He and his legal department are acknowledged this year for their work with the Canadian General Counsel Award for social responsibility.
Fred Morley spearheaded a simple solution to a problem that has plagued Nova Scotia for generations: losing too many of its best and brightest to other parts of Canada.
The Greater Halifax Partnership highlights winners of the Best Employers for New Canadians.
Spotlighting Halifax’s successful Connector Program
“Knocking Down Barriers Faced By New Immigrants To Canada: Fitting the Pieces Together” argues that immigration selection should focus on both short-term and long-term labour market needs while settlement services should be co-ordinated to boost the workforce integration of immigrants and ensure Canada’s long-term prosperity.
New report – “Welcome to Canada. Now what? Unlocking the Potential of Immigrants for Business Growth and Innovation” argues that it is time to put the theory of diversity into action and that action must take place quickly to enable skilled immigrants to contribute to Canada’s economy and achieve their own dreams.
Highlighting the Connector Program from the SmartCity Blog of the Greater Halifax Partnership. Connector helps immigrants find their way to employment in Halifax.
Watch the latest SmartCity Business Show which features the Greater Halifax’s terrific Connector Program