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2014 Employer Excellence Awards: Call for Entries
Hire Immigrants Ottawa is accepting nominations for the 2014 Employer Excellence Awards. The awards recognize employers in the National Capital Region for their exemplary practices in the recruitment and integration of skilled immigrants into their organizations. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014. Find out more.

“Mentworking” event draws over 30 local employers
More than 30 local employers and skilled immigrants participated in a unique workshop which combined the ideas of mentoring and networking into a single afternoon of professional development and cross-cultural capacity building.  Read more.
NEW! HIO Case Study Series
The fifth installment features the City of Ottawa, which is committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. Learn how the City is promoting equity and inclusion in all workplace practices. Read the Case Study.
Event Sponsorship Opportunity
Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2014 Employer Council of Champions Summit and Awards. This high profile event is an excellent opportunity to promote your organization or business as a leader that is committed to addressing an important social issue in our community - the integration of skilled immigrants. Learn more.

Cross-Cultural Competency Training
Learn cross-cultural competency skills, tools and strategies for adapting your workplace for a diverse employee base. This suite of six 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.

Welcome new HIO staff member
Lorena Costa has joined the HIO team as Manager, Employer Engagement.  With her considerable talents and experience in stakeholder relations, and a delightful personality and team spirit, Lorena will no doubt be a great asset to HIO initiative. Welcome Lorena!
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