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Help Wanted: Recruiting Immigrant Talent in a Tightening Labour Market

June 30, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Long before the pandemic, several sectors were experiencing skills shortages. In fact, access to skilled talent was one of the top three challenges of doing business highlighted in the Ottawa Board of Trade’s Business Growth Survey in 2019. Today, as we emerge from the pandemic and businesses ramp up their operations, there are signals everywhere that the labour market is tightening.

The immigrant talent pool continues to be the main source of net labour force growth in Canada. We encourage you to attend this webinar wherein award-winning employers will share their perspectives, strategies, and best practices for recruiting immigrants and creating welcoming and inclusive workplaces. The panel will also include representatives from immigrant-serving organizations to discuss programs and incentives available to support employers recruit immigrant talent in Canada.

Steph Barlow – Director of People and Culture, Iversoft
Kristi Clark – Human Resources Manager, Giatec Scientific Inc.
Marco Ritondo, Manager, Employer Engagement, World Skills Employment Centre
Sebastien Martin, Senior Director of Employment Services, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region

Henry Akanko – Director, Hire Immigrants Ottawa

This discussion is organized in collaboration with Hire Immigrants Ottawa and is part of the Employer Perspectives webinar series brought to you by the Immigrant Employment Councils of Canada (IECC) and New Canadians TV Network.

Note: You can ask questions to our guest speaker(s) live during the session. You can also send your queries to us beforehand at contact@newcanadians.tv or through the registration form.

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June 30, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


New Canadians