Onboarding Refugees: A Toolkit for BC Employers

May 14th, 2017

Individuals who have worked in varying workplaces in Canada for some time have naturally adopted and generally better understand established Canadian workplace practices and norms. However, newcomers to Canada and, even more so, refugees, often do not have that background … Continue reading

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Irish Association of Supported Employment (IASE)

December 8th, 2015

The IASE is a not-for-profit organization established in 1994 to promote supported employment in Ireland. The IASE promotes supported employment at a national level, to job seekers, employers, disability and other services, policy makers and the general public. The IASE … Continue reading

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Supporting Employee Success

November 24th, 2015

Supporting Employee Success is a free, bilingual online resource that was developed by occupational health professionals for the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace. The toolkit was commissioned by the Centre to provide employers and practitioners working … Continue reading

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Business Benefits of Accessible Workplaces

August 7th, 2014

This briefing focuses on the benefits and returns that accrue when organizations invest in accessible employment practices. This article is aimed at helping businesses to be more accessible for people with disabilities. While it discusses many ideas from the Accessibility … Continue reading

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Human Rights Maturity Model (HRMM)

July 3rd, 2014

Employers can use this Human Rights Maturity Model to attract and retain employees. This tool assists employers of all sizes promote positive changes to the workplace and foster a human rights culture. Continue reading

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The Hire Guide

November 29th, 2013

For employers in the construction industry looking to hire skilled immigrants. Employers can better understand labour shortage situation in the Northern BC, and learn more about practical steps to hiring immigrants to address this shortage. Continue reading

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Time for Essential Skills: An Employer’s Guide

October 30th, 2013

Designed to help employers hire employees based on essential skills. Employers can utilize this guide to determine their essential skills needs and work through activities to learn more about the three essential skills tools that would help them in the hiring process. Continue reading

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HR Toolkit

September 27th, 2013

Find relevant recruitment and employee retention information and resources using this HR Toolkit. From developing selection criteria to employee orientation and retention practices, employers can gain a better idea of hiring new recruits and engaging employees at work. Continue reading

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apprenticesearch.com

August 1st, 2013

Serves to connect apprentices with employers based in Ontario. Though Ontario-focused, the site contains information about trades and resources that are useful to both employers and career practitioners in BC. Continue reading

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The Benefits of Hiring Skilled Immigrants

May 15th, 2013

This series of videos help make the business case for hiring skilled immigrants for employers and businesses. The videos highlight experiences of large and small businesses in hiring and retaining immigrant talent. Continue reading

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Supporting Employers Embracing Diversity (SEED)

May 9th, 2013

Provides employers with resources to recruit and orient skilled immigrants to further enhance cultural diversity within the workplace. The toolkit provides tips, strategies, and other resources on recruitment, mentorship, and career development opportunities that would help employers recruit skilled immigrants and train employees for diversity and inclusion. Continue reading

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Employing a Diverse Workforce: Making it Work

February 8th, 2013

Designed to assist small- and medium-sized employers in creating and promoting diversity in the workplace. This guide provides self-assessment tool, tips, and strategies for recruiting, retaining, and accommodating employees with diverse backgrounds. Continue reading

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Immigrant Integration Super Highway

December 31st, 2012

Assists employers in planning strategies and developing programs to support immigrants at work. This tool helps employers visualize the steps they need to take in order to enhance workplace diversity and guides employers from start to finish. Continue reading

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Immigrant-Friendly Businesses – Effective Practices for Attracting, Integrating, and Retaining Immigrants in Canadian Workplaces

December 31st, 2012

Provides employers who are interested in hiring immigrants with different approaches to attracting, integrating, and retaining immigrant talent. The report addresses challenges employers face in attracting and retaining immigrants, and how employers can implement programs to help immigrants integrate at work. Continue reading

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Orientation, Retention and Promotion – A Guide for Building Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces for New Immigrant Workers

December 28th, 2012

This guide is useful for employers who are interested in hiring immigrant workers. The guide includes step-by-step process for recruitment and hiring immigrants, and resources such as tips and strategies employers can refer to for more information on developing cultural diversity policies and retaining immigrant workers. Continue reading

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Skills Webinars

December 10th, 2012

Offers advice to employers on tapping into Aboriginal and immigrant population for talent, taking advantage of internship, co-op, and apprenticeship programs, and providing essential skills training for employees. Continue reading

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TRIEC Campus

December 6th, 2012

Provides tools and resources to assist employers in hiring immigrants and retaining them. The website has e-learning modules, videos, and guides on various topics such as recruitment, workplace orientation, interpersonal communication, and more. Continue reading

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TRIEC Training Videos

December 6th, 2012

Offers Finding Talent, Integrating Talent, and Cross-Cultural Teamwork training videos that are relevant to employers who are interested in hiring immigrants. Career practitioners may also use the training videos to assist their immigrant clients prepare for work. Continue reading

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hireimmigrants.ca

December 5th, 2012

Provides employers with comprehensive resources on the recruitment and retention of skilled immigrants. The website offers articles, reports, videos, webinars, success stories, and e-learning courses that would be of interest to employers looking to hire skilled immigrants and further promote diversity at work. Continue reading

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Disability in the Workplace: Company Practices

December 4th, 2012

Provides company profiles highlighting company initiatives and employment practices related to hiring, training, and accomodating people with disabilities that would be especially helpful for employers who are interested in hiring people with disabilities. Continue reading

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Project Aspiro

December 4th, 2012

Provides career practitioners and employers with tools and resources that would help people with vision loss find employment. Information on career development process and pre-employment programme trainer’s manual are available for career practitioners while employers can find tips and information that addresses employers’ concerns of hiring and working with people who are blind. Continue reading

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Ontario Skills Passport (OSP)

November 29th, 2012

Provides career practitioners and employers with useful tools and resources they can utilize to help job seekers and workers. In addition to assessment tools, descriptions of different essential skills and occupations are available on the website.
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Meeting the Youth Employment Challenge: A Guide for Employers

November 27th, 2012

Provides information on the benefits of hiring youth, solutions for youth employment, and directions employers can take to promote youth employment. Furthermore, worldwide examples of initiatives and successful practices as well as action plan for employers and employers’ organizations are included in the guide. Continue reading

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Access to Success: A Guide for Employers

November 26th, 2012

Offers examples of best practices and successful initiatives directed at hiring and managing post-secondary students with disabilities. These examples highlight what some ‘role model’ employers are doing right and provide a case for other organizations and businesses to follow suit. Continue reading

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Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit

November 26th, 2012

Designed to help HR practitioners, hiring managers, and employers reach out to skilled immigrants, understand their needs and cultural differences, and promote organizational diversity. The employers and HR professionals may find the assessment tools in this toolkit especially useful when conducting recruitment and hiring processes involving skilled immigrants. Continue reading

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Employer Toolkit for Hiring Apprentices

November 20th, 2012

A complete guide for employers in the trades interested in attracting, hiring and training apprentices. The toolkit includes tips and instructions on how to implement and run an effective Apprenticeship program as well as worksheets and checklists for employers to use with their staff. Continue reading

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