Western employers head to Ireland to recruit

Canadian firms, government attend 2-day fair that attracts more than 20,000 jobseekers
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/24/2012

In March, the government of Saskatchewan led a labour recruitment mission to Ireland.

Representatives from the government and 27 employers from the province participated in a two-day career fair in Dublin that drew more than 20,000 jobseekers, said Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Rob Norris, who led the delegation along with Premier Brad Wall.

“The line to get into the job fair was more than a kilometre long,” said Norris. “What we saw on the ground really took us aback and it also resonated with us. I have to say there was a very strong sense of empathy.”