By Kelly McGahey
Senior Manager, Stakeholder Relations, Hire Immigrants Ottawa
What can employers do to attract global talent from overseas or from the pool of skilled immigrants who are already here in Ottawa?
At today’s Employer Learning Forum, employers convene to learn from experts and practitioners about the Federal Fast Track and Express Entry programs. These were launched by the government to help Canadian companies get the diverse skillsets they need to grow their business. Employers will also learn about the local pool of global talent and resources that support them to effectively hire and integrate immigrants into the workplace.
The Employer Learning Forum is one of many events Hire Immigrants Ottawa offers throughout the year for employers to learn about hiring global talent and improving cross-cultural competencies in the workplace.
Together, employers, immigrant-serving agencies and community groups, immigration professionals and policy makers can work together to be fully inclusive of immigrant talent to meet our needs and to strengthen and grow our economy.
Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO) is an initiative, funded in part by United Way Ottawa, which brings together employers, immigrant agencies and stakeholders to enhance employers’ ability to access the talents of skilled immigrants in the Ottawa area.