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Resources for Employers

Employer Toolkits

The County of Wellington and Immigrant Services Guelph Wellington have partnered to develop the Guelph-Wellington Employer’s Guide to Hiring and Retaining Newcomers and Immigrants. This comprehensive guide addresses key principles that employers can put into practice when hiring and retaining a newcomer workforce.

See also some earlier documents, Retaining International Talent: An Employer Checklist, and GWLIP’s Employer Toolkit page to view all pieces of Hiring Global Talent: It’s Just Good Business –A Toolkit for Employers in Guelph Wellington

Find out about the Global Talent Initiative, an initiative being implemented by the County of Wellington and the GWLIP.

Other resources

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion: Reports and Toolkits

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada

Connect Guelph Business Portal, an online information portal supporting new and existing business and entrepreneurs.

DeloitteWelcome to Canada. Now what? Unlocking the potential of immigrants for business growth and innovation

Government of Canada Foreign Credentials Referral OfficeThe Employer’s Roadmap to hiring and retaining internationally trained workers, Supporting the recruitment, retention and promotion of skilled immigrants

  • The Benefits of Hiring Skilled Immigrants (Video Series), an excellent series on why and how to hire skilled immigrants.
  • Bias-Free Hiring and Assessment: Removing the “Canadian Experience” Barrier, lots of good information on the new policy from the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
  • What You Can and Can’t Ask in an Interview, includes an excellent list of related resources at bottom of page.
  • The Roadmap – A step-by-step guide with comprehensive strategies and tools to enhance your company’s human resources planning and practice, from recruiting to retaining and integrating skilled immigrants. This resource helps you more effectively assess and select candidates, integrate skilled newcomers into your organization and foster long-term relationships. It even offers tools to help you evaluate your success in hiring skilled newcomers.
  • See the excellent webinars page to view useful webinars about various topics, such as Expression of Interest: Canada’s Proposal to Recruit Immigrant Talent – Implications for Employers, Professional Immigrant Networks: Connecting with Immigrant Talent, and Bias-Free Hiring and Assessment: Removing the “Canadian Experience” Barrier.

Ontario Human Rights CommissionPolicy on Removing the “Canadian experience” barrier

On the TRIEC Campus, you will find innovative and engaging learning materials to support team members and leaders in today’s culturally diverse workplace. The e-Learning modules, videos and discussion guides cover effective communication and team-work as well as recruitment, selection and talent management practices. Take the TRIEC Campus e-learning module, Bridging Cultural Differences in Diverse Teams, or watch the Cross-Cultural Teamwork video and use the discussion guide to apply the lessons to your hiring practices.

Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership