(10) Canadian Employers Hiring Immigrants Right Now!
Some of the best Canadian companies are setting an example to the world on how to welcome immigrants into the workplace in the best manner. A list was released with the top names of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2016.
These companies were recognized for their ability and welcoming nature of including employees from other countries, aboriginals, physically challenged, women and of different sexual orientation. The list of all the employers was reviewed and shortlisted by Mediacorp. These Canadian companies depict the best of Canada!
- Amex Bank of Canada
The company is associated with Credit Card Issuing and has a total of 1614 employees in Canada. It has provided immense opportunities for women with 62% of the workforce being women. It had partnered with Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council in providing training sessions regarding Canadian culture to immigrants so that they find it easier to absorb the soul of the country. The company always has welcome inclusiveness and diversity in all aspects which include LGBT, disabled and minority.
- Deloitte LLP
Deloitte LLP is an accounting company with about 9000 employees in Canada. The company also has bases in India, Australia, New Zealand and South America. It partners with TRIEC acting as mentors to newcomers to Canada to realize their dream. Since the partnership initiation, this employer has mentored more than 350 Canadian immigrants. It also partners with ACCES to have a diverse culture.
They had also presented a white paper which was an insight into the importance and advantages of bringing in talented immigrants into companies. People from different demographics are brought together without any barriers that cause issues in hierarchies.
- Manitoba Public Insurance
The employer is a Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carrier company and has over 1800 employees. The company has taken special care to include women and immigrants into its workforce. The company is committed to adding diversity and has strict inclusion strategies. It is involved in employment resource groups. It offers a 12-month internship program for students who are recognized among the diverse group classification. They also have a retention rate of 95% on this program. This is a paid internship program and also has partnered with Employment Solutions for Immigrant Youth and Employment Projects of Winnipeg to initiate recruitment of new Canadians.
- Lafarge Canada Inc.
Lafarge is a concrete manufacturing company in Canada with over 3000 employees. The company has preset diversity goals and the inclusion committee keeps a check over the fulfillment of the goals. The committee meets up every month to track the progress of the goal attainment. It has partnered with organizations that promote work for immigrants. They have links with Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, Immigrant Services Calgary and Bredin Centre for Learning. They also have internship programs for new Canadians. They stick to the rule of bringing in employees from different geographical and cultural areas.
- Jazz Aviation LP
There are over 4300 employees working in this Air Transportation company in Canada. The company has emulsified its employees with diversity and inclusion training so that the current employees do not have issues when trying to incorporate different people. It provides job opportunity for new Canadians through its partnership with the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. The contribution of this employer in invoking disabled pilots and women staff is highly evident.
- KPMG LLP
It’s an accounting company with 6165 staff in Canada. It has associations with immigrant resource groups like Ismaili Network, Team Italia, Ibero-America Network and East Asian Network. There are also formal committees that see to the diversification strategies. The committee, ethnic business initiatives steering committee works to improve the customer diversity and marketing strategy. It also has partnerships with communities like Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and ACCESS. Skilled immigrants are even given top positions, and there are social networking programs to make such new Canadians comfortable in the workplace.
- National Bank of Canada
NBC was formed in 1859 and has been one of the prominent employers in the banking section providing job opportunities to over 15,000 people in Canada. It works alongside ALLIES Montreal they provide mentoring programs to new Canadians looking for jobs and also does other activities for newcomers in collaboration with Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. The company has a Diversity Ambassadors employee resource group that has been formed for employees of different cultural communities and immigrants. They had even set up a diversity conference to express how a varied employee diversity can help in business development.
- Medtronic, Canada
Medtronic Canada has its head office in Dublin in Ireland and has 700 full-time and 18 part-time employees in Canada. It is an Electromedical Apparatus manufacturing company and was over 86,000 employees worldwide. The company has a mentorship program for newcomers, and they take special care to celebrate festivals of cultural diversity like Chinese New Year and Black History month. They also host diversity and inclusion fairs. There are action plans done by the particular committees to celebrate intercultural competency. There is also a resource group for Latins by the name of Medtronic Latin Cultures Network. They are also associated with ACCES and COSTI to aid in immigrant services and employment opportunities.
- PepsiCo Canada
PepsiCo with its head office in New York, USA has over 271,000 employees across the world with 9200 in Canada alone. It is a soft drink and food manufacturing company and provides opportunities to students. The importance of diversity and inclusion is well recognized, and therefore it incorporates this into their plan, they have a full-time Diversity and Engagement Manager who looks into the reformed diversity and engagement strategies. The activities are not just confined to Canada, but also throughout the United States. The aim is to create a positive workplace that can easily include employees of different variations. It partners with Canadian Council for Diversity and Inclusion and Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.
- Procter and Gamble
It is a consumer product manufacturing company which was established in Canada in 1837. It has its headquarters in Cincinnati, USA. There are over 1700 employees in P&G, Canada, and the company has diversity programs to promote Latin based and French language employees.The company even celebrates cultural and diverse festivals like the Indian festival of Diwali. The company collaborates with employee resource groups of different regions like Asian, Black, Europe and Central Asia, French and Latin.