After you have succeeded in attracting new immigrants, how are you going to assess their applications to make sure you identify the best candidates for the job? Below are tools and resources that can help you identify immigrant talent, avoid screening out strong candidates unnecessarily, and assist in the general hiring process.
Resume Review Centre
Review some of our sample resumes from new Canadians that will help you properly assess the abilities of these candidates.
Conduct a Culturally-Sensitive Job Interview
Learn how to review resumes to “screen-in” top talent, use interview techniques and questions with immigrant-friendly language, and allow for different communication styles
Topics from How to Hire Talent
By Ryan Carter, Project Lead at the Immigrant Employment Council of BC It’s no secret that immigrants are crucial to Canada’s prosperity.
A series of tip sheets aimed to help employers in their efforts to hire, onboard and retain refugees are now available from IEC-BC.
On November 20, 2014, IEC-BC hosted a webinar on assessing credentials of new Canadians with Sarah Husain, HR Business Partner with Coca Cola and Roger Hur, Manager with International Credential Evaluation Services at BC Institute of Technology.
In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn how to assess and select the best immigrant talent.
In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn how to create effective and inclusive job descriptions.
In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn how to source qualified immigrant talent.
IEC-BC regularly offers free webinars to provide additional learning opportunities to employers and boost their capacity to find, hire and retain skilled immigrant talent.
Watch this video to learn why you should hire international trained workers provided by Canadian Foundation for Economic Education – Potential to Prosperity
Watch this video to learn how to assess and select international trained workers provided by Canadian Foundation for Economic Education – Potential to Prosperity
In this tip sheet we provide you with some ideas on how to assess experience, skills and competencies of skilled immigrants easily and effectively.
Find lots of great tips and advice on what to do and look for when finding immigrant talent from WorkBC’s toolkit “Booklet 4 – Diversity at Work – Recruiting and Retaining Immigrants”.
The Surrey Board of Trade’s HR Solutions for Immigrant Talent Series has created this toolkit for Mastering the Job Interview Process.
The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR BC & Yukon) provides a useful, printable toolkit called Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit which includes a tips on Screening Applications.
Hiring Assessment Toolkit – Employer Guide for Hiring New Canadians and Immigrants Occupation: Underground Miner
This Employer Guide Toolkit is one of two, designed for employers in the Mining and Oil & Gas sectors.
Immigrant-Friendly Businesses: Effective Practices for Attracting, Integrating, and Retaining Immigrants in Canadian Workplaces
This report looks at how businesses across Canada can attract, integrate, and retain immigrants and international talent.
Now that you’ve found your immigrant candidates, how do you easily assess their resumes? Interview them? Check their references? Offer them the job?
Below are tips on screening resumes that will help in the assessment of new immigrant applications.
Resumes come in all shapes and sizes, and with all sorts of different content expectations depending on what positions your candidate has held, what industries they’ve worked in, and what countries they’ve gained their experience in.
Communication Use immigrant-friendly language and allow for differences in communication styles.
Mark Guppy, Team Manager- Channel Care, for TELUS in Burnaby, BC, knows the value of mentorship firsthand.
Build the business case for inclusion and recognize the return on investing in immigrant talent – these are just some of the recommendations from IEC-BC’s 2016 Employer Forum report, which was released on April 18.