Diversity in Your Workplace
Employees with diverse backgrounds benefit local businesses and our economy. They contribute a fresh perspective, as well as desirable skills and experience that may not yet be found in Chatham-Kent. The following resources will help you to attract and integrate newcomers into your workplace.
How to Hire Foreign Trained Professionals
Use these tools to help recruit and hire international employees for your business.
Contact the Career Bridge program to hire an Internationally Trained Professional for an Internship with your business. The Career Bridge program can help you find the right employees for your company or business while minimizing recruitment costs. The program provides pre-screening for applicants, payroll and HR expertise, and access to a fast and effective online-recruitment process.
Temporary Foreign Worker
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada offers helpful information for those interested in hiring foreign workers, including an employer guidebook to explain the process of hiring a temporary foreign worker.
The following programs can help employers fill gaps in their workforce by connecting them to skilled workers recently arrived in Canada or currently living abroad:
Creating an Inclusive Workplace
The website hireimmigrants.ca has created an interactive guide to help businesses and companies enhance their Human Resources strategies when it comes to hiring and retaining skilled newcomers. Click here to visit the toolkit.
The following links will help you better understand and prepare for the process of welcoming and integrating newcomers into your workplace.
Adult Language and Learning offers a number of information sessions and workshops about diversity in the workplace. Chatham-Kent employers who are interested in learning more about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, and who would like to prepare their employees for interactions with different people and cultures, should contact Adult Language and Learning to discuss their options: