Free Seminar for Employers Looks into the Challenges Involved In Recruiting and Hiring Immigrants

Our community partners at Sheridan College are hosting a free workshop for employers titled “Are you ready? on November 24th 2010, in partnership with the other Greater Toronto Area (GTA) community colleges, including Centennial, Durham, Humber, George Brown, Seneca. This is a full-day workshop, dealing with the challenges involved in effectively recruiting and hiring qualified immigrants. It is designed to help employers to improve their cultural competence by:

•       Understanding business drivers for hiring skilled immigrants
•       Understanding challenges with recruiting and selecting skilled immigrants
•       Understanding limitations of traditional practices to source job candidates, to screen Individuals     and resumes and to interview candidates
•       Developing strategies to work with hiring managers to increase the likelihood of
•       Identifying qualified skilled immigrants in interview settings
•       Identifying strategies to increase the likelihood of identifying qualified skilled immigrants through resume screening

The topic is very timely, because next year, immigrants are projected to account for all net labour force growth in Canada. In spite of the current recession, shortages are looming for qualified professionals in many industries. To weather these changes, local businesses must be proactive about hiring resources and techniques. This is particularly important for businesses in the GTA, because the GTA attracts the highest proportion of skilled immigrants in Canada.

The seminar will take place between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 24th, at Sheridan College in Oakville. The full address is:

Sheridan College
407 Iroquois Shore Rd., Room TBD
Oakville, ON L6H 1M3

A poster introducing the seminar can be downloaded from the following link:

Sheridan College Poster for Are You Ready Seminar

If you are an employer and wish to register, please click on the link below to download the registration form – and instructions.

Registration Form – Sheridan Are You Ready Employers Seminar