ABOUT GLOBAL EXPERIENCE @ WORK
Global Experience @ Work is an Ottawa Chamber of Commerce initiative designed to assist local businesses in their hiring process. The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce offers free networking events, training and workshops to equip businesses with strategies, resources and tools to recruit, select and integrate global talent.
Ottawa is the second largest recipient of immigrants in Ontario after Toronto and the GTA. Not utilizing newcomers accounts for a loss of between $2 and $3 billion dollars per year for our economy. The solution is simple; recruit, select and integrate global talent into Ottawa’s workforce.
Global Experience @ Work is an initiative of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, with support and funding from the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.
CHALLENGES: Why should you consider hiring Foreign Trained Professionals?
The workforce is shrinking as unprecedented numbers of workers retire and fewer new workers enter the labour market
Demand for skilled labour is growing, signaling impending labour shortages
Ottawa is the second largest recipient of immigrants in Ontario after Toronto and the GTA
According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, immigration is projected to contribute to 100 per cent of net labour force growth in Canada. Not utilizing newcomers accounts for a loss of between $2 and $3 billion dollars per year for our economy.
BENEFITS: What are the benefits of hiring Foreign Trained Professionals?
- Attract and retain top talent to alleviate skill and labour shortages
- Better understand and respond to the increasingly diverse local customer base
- Enhance productivity, creativity, employee relations through diverse approaches
- Expand and develop new global markets by leveraging immigrants’ international experience
- Boost your company’s public image and consumer loyalty
This initiative is funded in part by Global Experience @ Work, an initiative of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, with support and funding from the Government of Ontario. Global Experience @ Work (GE@W) is designed to better integrate foreign trained professionals into the labour force by facilitating a bridge between workers and potential employers. This is the second phase of GE@W in which the OCC has provided $1,000,000 in grants to 15 community projects led by local chambers of commerce and boards of trade throughout the province.