Leading Diversity:Including Immigrant Talent in the IT sectorElizabeth McIsaacExecutive Director, Toronto Region Immigrant...
What is TRIEC?Leadership CouncilTORONTO REGION IMMIGRATION EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL (TRIEC)
What does TRIEC do?Objectives1. Make connections.2. Build awareness and capacity.3. Shape public policy.TORONTO REGION IMM...
Why diversity? Why immigrants?• Diversity  Innovation  Competitiveness  Prosperity• Global talent = global markets• Loc...
Case study – an employer gateway•      Targeted recruitment: project managers, programmers, business       analysts, quali...
Case study - mentoringCGI joins the Mentoring Partnership as an HR strategy:   ParticipationProfessional/leadership develo...
Lessons Learned• Relationship building and partnership• Supports on both sides – ongoing• Leadership and ownershipTORONTO ...
Thank you!Elizabeth McIsaacemcisaac@triec.cawww.triec.cawww.thementoringpartnership.comTORONTO REGION IMMIGRATION EMPLOYME...
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Ictc october 2011

  1. 1. Leading Diversity:Including Immigrant Talent in the IT sectorElizabeth McIsaacExecutive Director, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment CouncilICTC Tech Talent Summit 2011 – November 2, 2011TORONTO REGION IMMIGRATION EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL (TRIEC)TORONTO REGION IMMIGRATION EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL (TRIEC)
  2. 2. What is TRIEC?Leadership CouncilTORONTO REGION IMMIGRATION EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL (TRIEC)
  3. 3. What does TRIEC do?Objectives1. Make connections.2. Build awareness and capacity.3. Shape public policy.TORONTO REGION IMMIGRATION EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL (TRIEC)
  4. 4. Why diversity? Why immigrants?• Diversity  Innovation  Competitiveness  Prosperity• Global talent = global markets• Local markets changing• Employers lead by exampleTORONTO REGION IMMIGRATION EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL (TRIEC)
  5. 5. Case study – an employer gateway• Targeted recruitment: project managers, programmers, business analysts, quality assurance analysts• Cultural adaptability: employer/management workshops and supports for newly hired skilled immigrants TORONTO REGION IMMIGRATION EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL (TRIEC)
  6. 6. Case study - mentoringCGI joins the Mentoring Partnership as an HR strategy: ParticipationProfessional/leadership development and recruitment expanded to Montreal through ALLIES63 mentors to date / 71 matches – 6 mentees hired 2009 2010 2011TORONTO REGION IMMIGRATION EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL (TRIEC)
  7. 7. Lessons Learned• Relationship building and partnership• Supports on both sides – ongoing• Leadership and ownershipTORONTO REGION IMMIGRATION EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL (TRIEC)
  8. 8. Thank you!Elizabeth McIsaacemcisaac@triec.cawww.triec.cawww.thementoringpartnership.comTORONTO REGION IMMIGRATION EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL (TRIEC)
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