SaskPower, Home Depot among top employers for new Canadians

Programs include financial assistance, coaching, work placements

Financial assistance, coaching and work placement opportunities are some of the ways the Best Employers for New Canadians made the 2013 list, according to Mediacorp Canada.

SaskPower, Home Depot and Fraser Milner Casgrain were among the winners, recognized for offering interesting programs to assist new Canadians in making the transition to a new workplace and a new life in Canada.

Each employer is evaluated in terms of whether:

• it offers programs specifically designed to assist employees who are recent immigrants to Canada

• it has taken steps to reduce employment barriers for recent immigrants, such as by recognizing foreign educational credentials or experience

• it assists new employees with foreign professional or educational credentials in getting these qualifications formally recognized in Canada

• it offers onboarding programs, such as internal coaching or mentoring, to help new employees who are recent immigrants understand the Canadian workplace

• managers and employees receive training in cross-cultural issues or inclusiveness to help create a welcoming and productive environment for employees who are recent immigrants.

Best Employers for New Canadians 2013

Assiniboine Credit Union
BC Hydro
Bell Aliant
Business Development Bank of Canada
Christie Digital Systems Canada
CIBC/Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Dalhousie University
Deloitte & Touche
Ernst & Young
Fraser Milner Casgrain
Health Canada/Santé Canada
Home Depot Canada, The
Humber College
Loblaw Companies
Manitoba Hydro
Medtronic of Canada
Mississauga, City of
Mount Sinai Hospital
National Bank Financial Group
New Flyer Industries
NTT Data Canada
Ontario Public Service
Provincial Health Services Authority
Pythian Group, The
RBC/Royal Bank of Canada
Saskatoon Regional Health Authority
Shaw Communications
St. Michael's Hospital
TD Bank Group
University of Ottawa
Vancouver, City of
Xerox Canada
York, Regional Municipality of

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