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Relaunching the Refugee Roundtable: Convening for Action

From December 2015 to early 2017, the Syrian Refugee Jobs Agenda Roundtable was convened under the leadership of Senator Ratna Omidvar, with a goal to increase Syrian refugees’ access to employment opportunities that utilize the talent and skills they bring to the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). The Roundtable of employers, employment and immigrant […]


New Year, Fresh Look: Hire Immigrants Launches New Website

Hire Immigrants is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. Hire Immigrants is a global hub for employer best practices in immigrant employment. Featuring a brand new look and up-to-date content, we hope you will find it easier to navigate and find what you are looking for quickly and efficiently.   As […]


Employers Taking Action: Syrian Refugees Jobs Agenda

“I’m in Canada – next step is to find a job”- Wael Haddad, Lending Service Officer, Scotiabank, arrived as a Syrian refugee in January 2016   In a competitive job market and being new to Canada, many Syrian refugees, like other skilled newcomer professionals, find it difficult to secure a good job and connect to […]

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#ImmigrantsWork: Building Immigrant Inclusion into Business Recovery Plans

Originally posted by WES Global Talent Bridge World Education Services Canada (WES Canada), with partners across the country, is excited to launch the #ImmigrantsWork campaign. Leveraging the collective voice of a national coalition, we are excited to share stories, resources, and a collection of tools to support rebuilding Canadian businesses with a focus on immigrant* […]


Six Ways Your Company Can Help Refugees

Over the past few years, we’ve seen some incredible momentum as the private sector has stepped up to support the millions of people fleeing conflict to safer haven. Thanks to the leadership of Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulakaya and the Tent Partnership for Refugees, companies like Starbucks, Ikea, and many others have committed to hiring thousands […]


The New Immigrant Gateways: How Indexes Can Provide Useful – and Surprising – Insights

Which American city is best at incorporating immigrants? There’s a short list of places that typically come to mind. New York City. Chicago. San Francisco. In major cities, dubbed “continuous immigrant gateways” by the Brookings Institution, hundreds of nationalities and languages are represented. So, the findings of a new index of the largest 100 U.S. […]

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[Interview] Fliesen Röhlich: Migrants Meet Demands in an Industry Struggling for Skilled Trades Workers

From humble beginnings as a family-owned company to one of the largest tile laying companies in Germany, Fliesen Röhlich has built a reputation as a high quality and reliable firm in the construction sector. However, as the company grew and expanded, so did its need for skilled trades workers, and the talent pipeline of tilers […]


[Interview] Construction Trades Program: Innovative Partnership for Refugee Employment

LiUNA! Local 506 serves a diverse group of over 8,000 workers in the construction and industrial sectors. It considers itself one of the most multicultural unions in North America. After joining the Syrian Refugees Jobs Agenda Roundtable in late 2015, it was clear that LiUNA! could respond to employment needs to Syrian newcomers, while meeting growing labour […]


[Interview] World Education Services on Credential Assessment

Canada welcomes highly-skilled and qualified immigrants each year; to fully realize the benefit of highly-skilled immigrants, employers often require support to appreciate the qualifications that newcomers bring from abroad. Read this interview with WES to learn more about its services, and how they support employers assess candidates.

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