Recognizing the employers with the best initiatives and programs to assist recent immigrants to Canada
Now entering its 7th year, the Best Employers for New Canadians competition is managed by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the nation's best employers for recent immigrants. These employers offer interesting programs to assist new Canadians in making the transition to a new workplace — and a new life in Canada. This year's winners were announced in a special editorial feature published March 13, 2013 in The Globe and Mail.
Each employer is evaluated in terms of whether: (1) they offer programs specifically designed to assist employees who are recent immigrants to Canada; (2) they have taken steps to reduce employment barriers for recent immigrants, such as by recognizing foreign educational credentials or experience; (3) they assist new employees with foreign professional or educational credentials in getting these qualifications formally recognized in Canada; (4) they offer "onboarding" programs, such as internal coaching or mentoring, to help new employees who are recent immigrants understand the Canadian workplace; and (5) their managers and employees receive training in cross-cultural issues or inclusiveness to help create a welcoming and productive environment for employees who are recent immigrants. The winners are selected by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers -- our partners at ALLIES do not take part in the selection of winners.
Any employer operating in Canada may apply for this competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.
The Globe and Mail is our exclusive newspaper partner on the Best Employers for New Canadians competition. The Globe announces the competition winners in a special editorial supplement, published each spring.
To learn more about the competition, we invite you to join us at the Top Employer Summit, our annual conference on the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This event lets you discover the latest best-practices from winners, meet competition organizers and writers, and hear inspiring stories from world-class speakers — all presented in a commercial-free format. The conference is Canada's largest annual event for senior-level HR professionals.
For more information on the Best Employers for New Canadians competition, please contact us.