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Canada’s top employers for new immigrants

Submitted by on April 12, 2010 – 5:00 amNo Comment

TD Canada TrustNew to Canada and look­ing for work?

Check out Mediacorp Canada’s list of the 2010 Best Employers for New Canadians.

Among the indus­tries well-​​represented on this “best employ­ers” list are bank­ing and finan­cial ser­vices, health care, and energy/​utilities.

Banking and finan­cial services:

BMO Financial Group
Business Development Bank of Canada
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Export Development Canada
Manulife Financial Corporation
Maple Trade Finance Inc.
TD Bank Financial Group

Health care:

McGill University Health Centre
Mount Sinai Hospital
Providence Health Care
Saskatoon Health Region
St. Michael’s Hospital
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority


BC Hydro
Energy Resources Conservation Board
Enermodal Engineering Ltd.
EPCOR Utilities Inc.
SaskEnergy Incorporated
Syncrude Canada Ltd.
TransCanada Corporation

How did these com­pa­nies qual­ify as the best places for new immi­grants to work? The sur­vey con­sid­ered the fol­low­ing factors:

  1. The com­pany offers pro­grams 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 and experience.
  3. They assist new employ­ees who have 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.
  5. 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.

Get the com­plete list of com­pa­nies from the 2010 Best Employers for New Canadians.

And for more “best employer” lists, see Canada’s Top Employers, Canada’s Top 25 Family-​​friendly Employers, and British Columbia’s Top 100 Companies.

Photo ©Carolyn B. Heller

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