Hire Immigrants Ottawa secures project renewal funding
On June 25th, 2012 the Honourable Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration announced funding for Ontario bridge training projects. Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO) will receive $1,313,757 over the next three years from the Governments of Ontario and Canada. With the renewed funding in place, HIO will continue to support local employers with tools and solutions that enhance their capacity to access and leverage the talents of skilled immigrants. Read more>>
Need Talent? The Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program offers up job-ready newcomers
Private sector employers now have access to a talent pool of job ready newcomers. The FIN program provides skilled newcomers with Canadian work experience in areas of specialization that include IT, Finance, Project Management, Administration and Research. 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. Read more>>
NEW! HIO Research and Information Resources
2011 Census Measures Pace of Population Aging in Ottawa: While the relative size of Ottawa’s working-age population (age 15-64) remained unchanged between 2006 and 2011, the “near-retirement” population increased by 20%. Read more >>

Fact Sheets: HIO has prepared new Fact Sheets that provide Ottawa-specific statistics about the changing nature of our local population and labour market, and the vital role of immigration as a source of skilled labour. Get Fact sheets >> 
Inclusive Workplaces: Going Beyond the Potluck!
Did you know that your employees may be at various stages of cross-cultural receptivity?  More than a fancy idea, this insight is essential for any employer wanting to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. Learn more about this idea and how it can inform and support the development of cross cultural competencies in the workplace. Read more >>
Complimentary Cross-Cultural Competency Training from Hire Immigrants Ottawa
A Must for Human Resource Professionals and People Managers

Creating the Workplace that Accommodates Effectively (Delivered in English)
Wednesday July 25, 2012 from 1:00-4:00PM

Dimensions of Inclusiveness (Delivered in English)
Wednesday August 1, 2012 from 1:00-4:00PM

Read more and Register today for these free sessions!  
From Our Community Partners
World Skills invites you to coach newcomers on their resumes and interview skills.   It’s an easy way to start interacting with newcomers. The commitment for you is minimal; the benefit to job seekers is priceless. No preparation required. Set your own schedule.  For more information >>

Designed to assist local businesses integrate top global talent with world class experiences, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce hosts regular networking events for employers and internationally educated professionals through its Global Experience @ Work initiative. The next free event on August 28, 2012, is an opportunity for employers to meet exceptional professionals in finance and accounting. Learn more and Register >>

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