Ottawa-area employers recognized for integrating immigrants, new Canadians

Smaller employers such as Bridgehead, Kivuto ‘great inspiration’ to others
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/08/2013

Two mid-sized employers in Ottawa have been recognized for their ongoing efforts to attract and retain talented immigrants and new Canadians to their workforces.

Bridgehead and Kivuto Solutions were presented with Employer Excellence awards by Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO) and the Employer Council of Champions (ECC).

“These are relatively medium-sized, small organizations and that’s really nice for us to see because often larger organizations have a greater capacity around developing these initiatives. So this is kind of more grassroots,” said Kelly McGahey, senior manager of stakeholder relations at HIO.