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Employer Learning Forum looks at Essential Skills

Virtually every job requires competencies in nine essential skills. Do you know what they are?  HIO’s Employer Learning Forum featured Shareef Korah and Lindsey McIntosh of the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, who outlined the tools and resources available to employers to assess and support essential “soft skills” among their employees, including new immigrants. Read more.

New Resources!  Fact Sheets

Did you know that immigrants make up 27% of Ottawa’s labour force with post-secondary education? Five new Fact Sheets provide Ottawa-specific statistics about the changing labour market, and the vital role of immigration as a source of skilled labour. Get Fact Sheets.

Cross-Cultural Competency Training

Learn cross-cultural competency skills, tools and strategies for adapting your workplace for a diverse employee base. This suite of seven workshop modules is ideal for hiring managers and staff with HR responsibilities.

Register online or contact us at 613.683.3370 or for more information.

Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW)

WOW is an annual, week-long series of dialogues, cultural and celebratory events, sports activities, documentary screenings, and other fun events designed to convey the genuine welcome and hospitality of the residents of Ottawa to newcomers. Find out more
Need Talent? The Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program offers up job-ready newcomers

FIN graduates have been through a rigorous screening and interview process, and possess Government of Canada security clearance. Find out how your organization or business can partner with FIN to access graduates of this award winning program. Find out more
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