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Employer Direct supports business by guiding you through the process of
finding and hiring internationally experienced skilled workers and professionals.



This link provides a wide range of information from hiring immigrants to managing diversity
to starting your own business. It also provides information on attracting and retaining of
immigrant employees and the role of various
actors including the government, the employer and the immigrant.



ALLIES (Assisting Local Leaders with Immigrant Employment Strategies) is a project jointly funded by Maytree and The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. ALLIES supports local efforts in Canadian cities to successfully adapt and implement programs that further the suitable employment of skilled immigrants. Through a series of multi-stakeholder initiatives, ALLIES and local partners contribute to building a stronger Canada by using the talents, connections and experience of skilled immigrants who have made Canada their new home.

Allies has developed a mentorship toolkit for employers which can be accessed at



Knocking Down Barriers Faced by New Immigrants to Canada; Fitting the pieces together.

Much ink has been spilt on the difficulties faced by newcomers to Canada and, in particular, the challenges of integration into the labour market. The barriers they face, including inadequate language skills and credential recognition issues, are reflected in the widening gaps in labour market outcomes relative to native-born Canadians. This has quickly become one of Canada’s most pressing public policy challenges as immigrants now account for more than 1-in-5 Canadians. And with the oncoming retirement of the baby boomer generation, immigration’s role in the Canadian economy will only grow. Thus, addressing these integration issues is crucial for the long-term prosperity of all Canadians and would yield enormous benefits. For instance, simply closing the gap in employment rates between newcomers and native-born Canadians would equate to approximately 370,000 additional people working. This report identifies two critical areas of reform in Canada’s immigration system: the federal and provincial selection processes and the network of immigrant settlement services.


Please see to access the entire report.

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