Awards recognize recruiting, integrating skilled immigrants in Toronto region
The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) has announced the call for entries for the seventh annual Immigrant Success (IS) Awards. Each year, TRIEC presents the IS Awards to recognize innovation and leadership in integrating skilled immigrants into the Greater Toronto Region labour market.
Employers and individuals are invited to apply or submit a nomination by Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at www.isawards.ca.
"Through the IS Awards, we've recognized 29 trailblazers — employers and individuals — who have leveraged the talents of skilled immigrants for business success and implemented best practices to build inclusive and diverse workplaces," said Joan Atlin, interim executive director of TRIEC. "We are looking for this year's innovators who will inspire other employers."
This year, new award categories will shine the light on leading practices among small, medium and large size employers.
"RBC believes that skilled immigrants are vital to the success of our business, as well as Canada's economy and our communities," said Zabeen Hirji, CHRO at RBC, which sponsors the event. "The IS Award winners reflect a deepening acknowledgement of the importance of immigrant talent to addressing Canada's demographic changes and the need for innovation to spur productivity and growth in our economy.”
RBC Immigrant Advantage Award for SMEs (small and medium-sized employers)
This award will recognize a small or medium-sized organization that demonstrates the business impact of leveraging the skills of immigrants, yielding tangible results for both business and skilled immigrants.
CBC Toronto Immigrant Advantage Award
This award will recognize an organization that demonstrates the business impact of leveraging the skills of immigrants, yielding tangible results for both business and immigrants.
Toronto Star Award for Excellence in Workplace Integration
This award will recognize one practice or a suite of practices related to one of the following: sourcing, recruiting, onboarding, integration, inclusion or promotion of skilled immigrants. The practice or suite of practices must be innovative, and fully implemented and established with positive results that are transforming the organization.
Canadian HR Reporter Individual Achievement Award
This award will recognize an individual who has demonstrated leadership and innovation in HR practices for integrating skilled immigrants in the workplace.