Recruiting immigrants within Canada

By Kunle Akingbola
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/29/2001

Looking to tap into foreign labour pools? You don’t necessarily have to go very far, the talent may already be in your backyard.

With Canadian unemployment rates hovering at, or near, record lows, labour shortages in many sectors are becoming acute. Yet despite the need for talent, many recent immigrants have difficulty finding employment. In fact, organizations are showing a willingness to recruit overseas, while immigrants who are already here find many employers devalue the experience and education they received outside Canada. Newcomers to the country often find themselves nervously answering the question “Do you have Canadian experience?”