HR Microscope February 2017

Newsletter Date:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 2017

In Focus

Internationally educated professionals (IEPs) arrive in Canada with the skills needed in the bio-economy. Unfortunately, IEPs continue to experience significant barriers to employment. While organizations like CRIEC and Prepare For Canada provide support and skills training, more needs to be done to benefit IEPs and the industry as a whole.

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Transferable Skills – Your Best Strategy to Career Path Success

At the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC), we work with internationally trained professionals (ITPs), employer and community partners, as well as individual champions, mentors and connectors. We deliver strategies that lead to successful employment outcomes – for the ITP and the employer.

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Invisible Minorities?

Starting over in a new country has many challenges; attaining success and a fulfilling career is largely determined by attitude. Like many newcomers, I came to Canada from a position much senior to what I was first doing in Canada. I came here with a world of international experience in advertising and marketing in three countries, but faced many challenges starting my career once arriving. After finding success, I’ve dedicated my career to helping other immigrants who are struggling to build their life in Canada.

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New Report: Newcomers to Canada Need Ways to Show Skills to Biotech Employers

OTTAWA, February 21, 2017 – A labour market report, Paving the Way, released today by BioTalent Canada, surveyed skilled newcomers, immigrant serving agencies (ISAs) and employers, and included recommendations on how internationally educated professionals (IEPs) could better connect to jobs in Canada’s bio-economy.


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Designing Inclusive Workplaces – What is Accessibility?

As organizations strive to meet Ontario’s goal of being barrier free for persons with disabilities by 2025 through the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), many recognize the value of diversity and inclusivity extends beyond legal obligations and moral responsibility. Numerous studies conclude that businesses who make diversity and inclusion a priority financially outperform their competitors.

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