The following innovative programs are helping employers throughout Ontario learn about strategies, tools and resources that will help them hire, integrate and retain internationally trained professionals into their workforce.
This project is working to enhance the effective integration of internationally educated nurses (IENs) into the health care workforce through the creation, implementation and evaluation of a leading practice guide for hospital employers.
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is working with local chapters to develop and implement strategies, tools and resources for employers, in order to improve hiring and retention practices and successfully integrate internationally trained individuals.
Hire Immigrants Ottawa helps employers identify and implement strategies to integrate internationally trained individuals into the workplace more effectively.
The Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) Conference, hosted by Algonquin College in Ottawa, will bring IEPs and employers together through sector-specific workshops, networking sessions and discussions focusing on five sectors: Finance and Accounting; Information Communications Technology (ICT); Business Management-Sales and Marketing; and Human Resources (HR).
IEPs will have the opportunity to network with employers. Employers will share labour market information from their perspective, sector-specific job search strategies, professional development tips and network with IEPs. Employers also have the opportunity to learn about tools for integrating IEPs into their organizations, be oriented to the pool of candidates in their respective sectors and learn tactics for how to remove the recruitment barriers that IEPs face in their respective sectors.
This program connects internationally trained professionals to opportunities that lead to employment. These opportunities include: internships, networking events, employer seminars and partnerships with local Employment Ontario service providers.
This program provides formal mentorship-connector relationships for internationally trained professionals in the Niagara region with an emphasis on opportunities to connect with the Green economy sector.
This program works with local employers to develop an online Employer Campus that will improve the sharing of best practices for recruiting, hiring and retaining internationally trained individuals..
The Employer Campus will be an online repository of existing employer engagement tools. New tools will be developed for the Employer Campus based on an assessment of needs.
This program helps build the professional networks and knowledge of the Canadian labour market for internationally trained individuals. By appropriately matching participants with qualified mentors, this program will have a positive impact on employment outcomes for internationally trained individuals looking for jobs in their field. This program also aims to improve employer attitudes around the hiring and retention of internationally trained individuals, by allowing them the opportunity to engage with internationally trained individuals.