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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Employer Playbook for Immigrant Inclusion

Leveraging the expertise and best practices developed by members of the #ImmigrantsWork coalition, the Employer Playbook is intended to provide easy-to-implement strategies that support your efforts to:

  • Recruit the best candidates to see your organization through this turbulent time
  • Add diverse perspectives that support your company’s resilience
  • Foster an inclusive workplace in which your existing immigrant employees can thrive

The inclusion of diverse perspectives is a powerful enabler of business performance. Immigrants make up a quarter of Canada’s workforce, and in the coming years immigration is expected to account for 100 percent of labour force growth. Economic recovery relies on the ability of our businesses to adapt; investing in building an immigrant-inclusive workplace will help ensure future workforce resilience.

Download the Playbook

Who is this Playbook for?

  • Canadian employer, HR, and industry- or sector-specific associations
  • Canadian employers: private, public, and non-profit
  • Immigrant-serving organizations
  • Employment agencies
  • Workforce development and planning agencies
  • Economic developers

Click here to download the Playbook to access the actionable strategies and tips for each stage of the employment cycle. 

Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides opportunities for employers, individually or in groups, to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees.

YMCA of Niagara Employment Services

Whether you’re looking for entry-level work or for a more senior role, finding a job isn’t always easy. That’s why we offer employment programs to support you through this process. Our experienced staff will work with you — not just your resumé — to help you build skills, find work, and connect with your community. And if you are an employer, you should learn about YMCA Employment Services programs too.

Niagara College Community Employment Services

Have questions? Not sure where to start? Contact us for a one-on-one appointment with an Employment Advisor to explore your employment needs and develop a return to work action plan. Discuss job opportunities, explore training options and discover what job or career best fits your interests and personality type.

CERF Niagara

CERF-Niagara provides individual employment counselling and job search support to help job-seekers find work as quickly as possible. Browse through our site and find out about the full range of services available in Grimsby, Beamsville, Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Welland. We also offer recruitment services to area employers and post job offers at no cost on our website.


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