The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and RBC recognized top employers who are leading the way in integrating skilled immigrant talent in the Greater Toronto Region labour market at the 6th Annual Immigrant Success (IS) Awards. The award winners share the same view: Toronto needs skilled immigrants to address skill shortages and give businesses and the region as a whole a competitive edge.
“The IS Awards winners are part of the growing momentum to embrace immigrant employment as an important part of the solution to address demographic changes and support innovation in the Toronto region,” said Zabeen Hirji, Chief Human Resources Officer at RBC.
Integrating immigrant talent matters to Toronto, and here’s why:
• Skilled immigrants can help address skill shortages and hard-to-find skill sets.
• International and diverse work experience can trigger innovative products and solutions.• Knowledge of additional languages can lead to new and deeper business opportunities.
• Immigrants bring high levels of post-secondary education and training.
“Especially now when Ontario is facing more competition for skilled immigrants from western provinces, we need to step up our game in leveraging the talents of this group,” said Elizabeth McIsaac,
Executive Director of TRIEC. For more information visit www.triec.ca.Posted: May 30, 2012