‘Stiff’ competition for skilled immigrants

HR, employers and government must work together to tap this labour pool
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2008

HR professionals are critical in helping organizations tap into the skilled immigrant labour pool to weather the perfect storm of retiring baby boomers and declining birth rates, according to a new whitepaper released by the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA).

“People from other countries who come to Canada are among the most vibrant, the most educated, the most talented individuals that we can have and there is a role for HR to capitalize on that talent,” said Linda Manning, adjunct professor of economics at the University of Ottawa and author of the whitepaper

Integrating New Canadians Into Canada and the Workplace: Maximizing Potential.