Top 20 firms know value of immigrants

List highlights best employers for new Canadians
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/07/2009

For CAE, a Montreal-based manufacturer of pilot simulation and modelling technologies, skilled immigrants are an invaluable source of talent and expertise, according to the company’s vice-president of HR and administrative services.

“We do business in 80 different countries and we have employees who come from about 93 countries. That adds a lot of value to us because we can actually use them to help us understand their cultures and help us interact and do business in these countries,” said Michel Lussier.

The company, with 3,400 Canadian employees and 2,600 worldwide, recognizes foreign credentials and experience, with the motto of attracting the best talent wherever they’re from, said Lussier.