72 minVideos

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 2023Diversity StrategyHow to hire talentInclusionOnboardingRecruitmentENAccess the Video
57 minsVideos

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 2023BelongingDiversityDiversity StrategyHow to retain talentInclusionOnboardingENAccess the Video
1 hourVideos

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 StrategyDiversity StrategyHow to find talentHow to hire talentHow to retain talentInclusionOnboardingRecruitmentENAccess the Video
53 minVideos

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 StrategyDiversity StrategyHow to find talentHow to hire talentHow to retain talentOnboardingRecruitmentENAccess the Video
10 minPrintable Resource

Orientation Topics Checklist for New Employees

This is a helpful tool for anyone looking for guidance on successfully onboarding a new skilled immigrant employee. It provides an overview of topics important to address, including invisible cultural norms that often get overlooked but are critical for adjusting to the Canadian workplace.

Published Date: 04 January 2017OnboardingENAccess the Resource
10 minPrintable Resource

Orientation Buddy Information Sheet and Checklist

One of the most effective ways of supporting a new hire who is a skilled immigrant is to provide them with an orientation buddy. This document provides orientation buddy volunteers with an overview of the expectations for their role, tips and resources for supporting the people they will be helping, and the benefits of volunteering.

Published Date: 04 January 2017OnboardingENAccess the Resource
10 minPrintable Resource

Onboarding Action Plan Builder

Use this worksheet to develop a process strategy for employees, ensuring a culturally inclusive workplace.

Published Date: 04 January 2017OnboardingENAccess the Resource
15 minE-Learning

Inclusive Employee Onboarding

Learn how to expand your inclusive onboarding practices beyond a traditional employee handbook.

Published Date: 04 January 2017OnboardingENEnrol in this course
30 minVideos and Guides

Integrating Talent

Use this video to start the conversation in your workplace about inclusive talent management practices for successfully integrating and developing skilled immigrant employees in the workplace. This video uses a storytelling approach to present the business case for integrating skilled immigrant talent and explores strategies for companies looking to create an inclusive workplace.

Published Date: 04 January 2017OnboardingEN / FRAccess the Guide
10 minPrintable Resource

Business Meetings in the Canadian Workplace

Become more familiar with Canadian workplace culture by exploring the language strategies typically used in business meetings.

Published Date: 04 January 2017OnboardingENAccess the Resource