Onboarding

1 hourToolkit

Onboarding Newcomers: A Toolkit for Nova Scotian Employers

Newcomers to Canada represent one such talent pool. With their skills, expertise, and connections to communities around the world, immigrants bring unique perspectives, and they are often able to understand unmet needs in under-leveraged markets.

Published Date: 25 October 2023AttractionHow to find talentHow to hire talentHow to retain talentOnboardingENAccess the Toolkit
30 minResources

Inclusive Onboarding for Newcomer Employees: A Resource for Employers

This onboarding resource is meant to assist employers and managers in effectively integrating newcomer employees into their teams. From establishing clear expectations and providing necessary support to fostering a positive work environment that creates a welcoming experience. Empower your newcomer employees to thrive and succeed! Download the guide.

Published Date: 17 August 2023InclusionOnboardingENAccess the Resource
57 minWebinar (On-Demand)

Webinar – Maximizing your Return on Inclusion: Onboarding Refugees

On November 16, 2016, IEC-BC hosted “Maximizing your Return on Inclusion: Onboarding Refugees,” featuring speaker Christian Codrington, Forum HCM, and moderated by IEC-BC’s Natalia Angheli-Zaicenco. Before they were refugees, they were teachers, engineers, and nurses. Canada has given them a chance for a new life, and they are eager to give back – their resilience, skills and unique perspectives – and contribute to Canada’s economic prosperity. Join us online for an engaging conversation on how to tap into this talent pool and create a diverse, inclusive, and productive workforce.

Published Date: 27 July 2023OnboardingRefugeesAccess the Webinar
2 minTip Sheet

Maximizing your Return on Inclusion (Onboarding Refugees Step 4)

TIP SHEET 4: Reasonable Accommodation Religion is a protected ground under BC Human Rights Law, as well as under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Many of the current refugees to Canada are practising Muslims.

Published Date: 15 June 2023AccomodationsBelongingHow to retain talentInclusionOnboardingRefugeesENAccess the Tip Sheet
2 minTip Sheet

Maximizing your Return on Inclusion (Onboarding Refugees Step 3)

TIP SHEET 3: Physical & Emotional Safety Being new to Canada, many refugees may have a different understanding of workplace health and safety standards.

Published Date: 15 June 2023BelongingHow to retain talentInclusionOnboardingENAccess the Tip Sheet
2 minTip Sheet

Maximizing your Return on Inclusion (Onboarding Refugees Step 2)

TIP SHEET 2: Creating a Welcoming Workplace To create a welcoming and inclusive workplace and successfully integrate new employees – including refugees – who can then contribute to your productivity, employers need to take a planned approach that follows practical steps.

Published Date: 15 June 2023BelongingInclusionOnboardingRefugeesENAccess the Tip Sheet
2 minTip Sheet

Maximizing your Return on Inclusion (Onboarding Refugees Step 1)

TIP SHEET 1: Credential Recognition and Language Support A challenge for any employer is the acknowledgement and recognition of qualifications, education and professional certifications of credentials received abroad – especially in the case of refugees, who were forced to flee their home countries with no supporting documentation and whose institutions might have no contact with the outside world.

Published Date: 15 June 2023InclusionLanguageOnboardingRefugeesENAccess the Tip Sheet
40 minTools

From Onboarding to Career Mobility

Onboarding helps new hires adjust to social, cultural and performance expectations of the workplace so that they can become quickly engaged and productive. Onboarding is a process that focuses on transferring organizational, team, and role specific knowledge to new employees. It leads to early engagement of new employees by giving them the insight into the organization's culture and strategic direction, making them feel welcome within the organization and helping them plan their own career development & personal advancement. A well-developed and well-executed onboarding process will deliver business results by reducing ramp-up time for new employees and increasing their engagement.

Published Date: 14 June 2023BelongingInclusivity StrategyOnboardingENAccess the Tool
72 minWebinar (On-Demand)

Webinar – Unlocking Employment Barriers to Leverage Global Talent

On June 29, 2016, IEC-BC hosted a webinar with Uzma Shakir, Director, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Division, with the City of Toronto, and Christian Codrington, Principal at FORUM HCM in Vancouver. In this webinar, Uzma and Christian explored new ways to leverage immigrant talent and identified strategies to mitigate barriers to the labour market integration of skilled immigrants to Canada. They highlighted inclusive hiring practices and policies to leverage immigrant talent in an increasingly competitive global market.

Published Date: 02 May 2023How to hire talentInclusionInclusivity StrategyOnboardingRecruitmentENAccess the Webinar
57 minsWebinar (On-Demand)

Webinar – Newcomer Resilience in Adapting to a New Culture and Its Impact on Business Success

Many newcomers to Canada face challenges such as language barriers and cultural differences when adapting to a new culture here and integrating into their new workplaces and industries. This webinar explores these barriers & their impact on a newcomer talent's success through the lens of employers and workforce consultants.

Published Date: 02 May 2023BelongingDiversityHow to retain talentInclusionInclusivity StrategyOnboardingENAccess the Webinar
1 hourWebinar (On-Demand)

Webinar – Help Wanted: Recruiting Immigrant Talent in a Tightening Labour Market

Long before the pandemic, several sectors were experiencing skills shortages. There are signals everywhere that the labour market is tightening. In this webinar, award-winning employers share their perspectives, strategies, and best practices for recruiting immigrants and creating welcoming and inclusive workplaces. The panel also includes representatives from immigrant-serving organizations to discuss programs and incentives available to support employers recruit immigrant talent in Canada.

Published Date: 20 April 2023DEI StrategyHow to find talentHow to hire talentHow to retain talentInclusionInclusivity StrategyOnboardingRecruitmentENAccess the Webinar
53 minWebinar (On-Demand)

Webinar – The Power of Networking to Access Talent: Utilizing Connector Programs to Fill Labour Gaps

In today’s tightening labour market, accessing skilled talent is a key factor in helping businesses thrive. The Conference Board of Canada predicts that the immigrant talent pool will be the main source of net labour force growth in Canada, yet it can be difficult to tap into. Within the labour pool itself, immigrants experience many barriers to finding meaningful work in their industry. The award-winning Halifax Connector Program helps address challenges for both employers and immigrants. This webinar will showcase three business stories of connecting and hiring immigrant talent, and the importance of building a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive workforce.

Published Date: 20 April 2023Business Case for InclusionDEI StrategyHow to find talentHow to hire talentHow to retain talentInclusivity StrategyOnboardingRecruitmentENAccess the Webinar