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Widely differing perceptions of employment barriers and solutions between newcomers and employers contribute to poor employment outcomes for skilled immigrants. The consequences of this divergence in views seem to be felt more by immigrants who arrived less than five years ago, says a new ALLIES report.
Join us on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1:00-2:00pm EDT for the online release of new ALLIES report, Perceptions of Employment Barriers and Solutions.
Widely differing perceptions of employment barriers and solutions between newcomers and employers contribute to poor employment outcomes for skilled immigrants. The consequences of this divergence in views seem to be felt more by immigrants who arrived less than five years ago, says the new ALLIES report, Perceptions of Employment Barriers and Solutions. Researched and written by R.A. Malatest & Associates and funded by the Government of Ontario, the report offers recommendations to employers, the settlement sector, governments, and newcomers on how to improve employment outcomes for skilled immigrants.
Bess Ashby, Research Manager at Malatest
Allison Pond, Executive Director of ACCES Employment
Nirav Patel, Sr. Manager, Recruitment and Resourcing, Ontario Power Generation
Margaret Eaton, Executive Director of TRIEC (Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
1.00-2:00 pm EDT
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October 31, 2014
Report: Government as Employer of Skilled Immigrants
By Sarah Wayland and Dan Sheffield with assistance from Sandra Lopes and Bonnie Mah
Governments are Canada’s largest employers. The federal, provincial and municipal governments employ 3.6 million people. Public administration or general government operations alone (excluding education, health and business initiatives) employ almost 1.4 million people. As such, governments are major employers in many cities. In some provinces and territories, the public sector employs over a quarter of the work force.
Yet, despite being a key factor in net labour force growth and skilled workers forming the largest immigration category, immigrants are only about half as likely to work in the public sector compared to Canadian-born populations.
Why is this the case? Overall, there is a paucity of research focused on immigrants in the public service. This paper seeks to address this gap by asking the following questions: What do we know about immigrant employment in the public sector? Do governments have any practices or policies to encourage the employment of immigrants? What could governments do to prepare for and respond to demographicshifts in the labour force?
The research for this paper sought to learn more about the conditions that influence various levels of government in employing skilled immigrants.
In particular, it sought to:
The findings from this research will inform recommendations for governments, immigrant employment councils, settlement service providers, and other stakeholders.
Internships are a cost-effective way for businesses to test out potential candidates, including skilled immigrants, for fit and expertise. This webinar will showcase how companies have accessed internationally-trained interns through the Career Edge Organization as well as a unique and innovative partnership between Career Edge, RBC Royal Bank and business clients of the bank. Join us for this free webinar and learn how paid internships can be a powerful recruitment strategy, a way to diversify your workforce and benefit the overall bottom-line of your company! Watch now>>
February 20, 2014
Celebrating Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
Winners of the 2014 Canada’s Best Diversity Employers competition were announced in February. In particular several employers were recognized for their development and implementation of various programs and HR strategies to better manage visible minorities and skilled immigrant talent.
The U.S. based IMPRINT program will feature Peter Paul and Kim Turner of Maytree in their next webinar, as they discuss initiatives undertaken in Canada and other places around the world to help skilled immigrants reach their full economic potential. Register now
January 16, 2014
New Webinar: Accommodating Religious Diversity in the Workplace
Find out what your legal duties are and how you can implement practical strategies in your workplace from our expert panel in our new webinar.
December 5, 2013
Read the latest ALLIES Newsletter
Immigrant employment news from across Canada including a new hireimmigrants.ca webinar on the Expression of Interest, mentoring updates and new policy papers on the wage gap between immigrants and the native-born and strengthening the labour market.
The federal government will be introducing a new application management system that will aim to reduce application processing times and prevent backlogs. This system is currently being referred to as the Expression of Interest (EOI) model.
Recognizing local employers in the Ottawa Region for their innovative and exemplary HR policies and practices in managing immigrant talent.