Why Hire Foreign Trained Professionals:
Canada will be incresingly reliant on immigrant talent to meet its skills and labour force requirements. Per capita, the Ottawa region attracts the most highly skilled and educated immigrants in Canada.
Nearly half of all immigrants who settle in Ottawa hold a university degree. This overlooked talent pool is a tremendous economic advantage for this region. In the “war for talent,” diversity can be a competitive edge for local employers who can effectively recruit from this rich talent pool of skilled labour.
Hiring Immigrants is Simply Good Business...Employers who diversify their workforce are better able to:
- Attract and retain top talent to alleviate skill and labour shortages
- Better understand and respond to the increasingly diverse local customer base
- Expand local markets, and develop new global markets, by leveraging immigrants’ international experience and cultural awareness
- Enhance productivity, creativity, employee relations, and decision-making through diverse approaches
- Save on employee training costs by utilizing transferable foreign work experience
We offer unique information sessions, webinars and testimonials to educate employers about the importance of integrating skilled Foreign Trained Professionals into the workforce.
The Chamber of Commerce provides a one stop shop, where Foreign Trained Professionals can learn about the services available to them. We recruit and interview foreign trained professionals to determine if they have the proper skill set and credentials recognition. Those who have the proper credentials will be referred to our job matching program
Hire Immigrants Ottawa
Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO) is a community-based initiative that brings together employers, immigrant agencies and stakeholders to enhance employers’ ability to access the talents of skilled immigrants in the Ottawa area.
Employers Guide to Integrating Immigrants into the Workplace
LASI World Skills
LASI World Skills is a recognized leader in responding to the needs of the local labor market while promoting the skills and talents of new Canadians. Through a variety of programs and services, LASI World Skills addresses the barriers and challenges that new Canadians face in their efforts to become fully integrated into the local economy.
Ottawa Job Match Network
The project is a partnership between LASI World Skills, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) and the National Capital YMCA-YWCA. The goal of OJMN is to match internationally trained individuals with jobs commensurate with their education, skills and experience.