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Focus5 triec toolkit innovative tools and programs for immigrant employment

  1. 1. TRIEC Toolkit: Innovative Tools and Programs for Immigrant Employment<br />2011 OCASI Professional Development Conference<br />20 June 2011<br />Racquel Sevilla and Rose DeVeyra, TRIEC<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />
  3. 3. Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) <br />Convene, catalyze, collaborate<br />Mission: <br />To create & champion solutions to better integrate skilled immigrants in the Greater Toronto Region labour market.<br />
  4. 4. What does TRIEC do?<br />To convene and collaborate with partners, creating opportunities for skilled immigrants to connect to the local labour market. [individual]<br />To work with key stakeholders, particularly employers, building their awareness and capacity to better integrate skilled immigrants into the workforce. [organizational]<br />To work with all levels of government, enhancing coordination and effecting more responsive policy and programs for skilled immigrant employment. [systemic]<br />
  5. 5. Programs Developed by TRIEC <br />
  6. 6. Why is TRIEC engaging with Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs)?<br />Another practical means by which immigrants integrate into the labour market more quickly, in the right jobs<br />TRIEC’s stakeholders expressed the need to connect more systematically to PINs to:<br />Channel information<br />Offer services and supports<br />Recruit for employment<br />Expand markets<br />Increase membership<br />
  7. 7. What are PINs?<br />Organized, volunteer-run groups created by and for internationally-educated and experienced professionals who seek to:<br />Create a forum to contribute to and enrich their respective communities<br />Cultivate social capital<br />Find meaningful employment, primarily in their areas of professional practice<br />Sharpen their skills set<br />Keep abreast with current trends and changes in their respective sectors<br />
  8. 8. Increasing the Capacity of PINs<br />Goal of the PINs Initiative:<br />To work collaboratively with professional immigrant networks to increase their capacity to connect their skilled immigrant members to employment<br />
  9. 9. Benefits of connecting with PINs(Job Seekers)<br />Develop professional relationships & networks in your field<br />Connections to employment opportunities<br />
  10. 10. Benefits of connecting with PINs (Job Seekers)<br />Mentoring opportunities<br />Formal / informal, individual / group<br />Professional development<br />Technical skills, soft skills <br />Volunteering opportunities<br />Support in the licensing process<br />Access to information<br />
  11. 11. Benefits of connecting with PINs (Employers)<br />Recruitment - largely untapped talent pool<br />Job postings<br />Info sessions <br />Become a PINs Partner<br />Training<br />Mentoring<br />Sponsorships<br />Tours<br />Staff volunteer opportunities<br />
  12. 12. Benefits of connecting with PINs (Agencies)<br />Referrals for your job-seeking clients <br />Outreach to new clients <br />Recruit potential mentors or speakers<br />How? Some examples:<br />Participate at a PINs event<br />Invite PINs to speak to your clients<br />Offer space at your location<br />
  13. 13. PINs Resources<br />www.settlement.org/immigrantnetworks <br />List of 50+ groups run by and for internationally-trained professionals with an online presence<br />www.triec.ca/programs/ImmigrantNetworks <br />Background on the PINs initiative, PINs video, event highlights and resources, facts and stat<br />
  14. 14. Video Resources <br />For Employers, Agencies and New Immigrants<br />Finding Talent<br />Integrating Talent<br />Cross-cultural Teamwork<br />http://www.hireimmigrants.ca<br />
  15. 15. Discussion Guides and Additional Resources<br />For Employers and Agencies<br />Video Discussion Guides:<br />Finding Talent<br />Integrating Talent<br />http://www.hireimmigrants.ca/tools/4<br />Workshop Resources and Facilitation Guide<br />Finding Talent<br />Integrating Talent<br />Achieving Success in the Canadian Workplace<br />http://www.triec.ca/programs/WorkIntegration<br />
  16. 16. Workshops <br />For Employers<br />How-to HR: Recruitment and Selection – Full-day Workshop<br />Impact of cultural biases when sourcing candidates, conducting resume and telephone screening, and interviewing<br />Strategies to identify and address immigrant employment barriers<br />Integrating Talent – 3 Half-day workshops<br />Cross-cultural Connections and Teamwork<br />Orientation and Onboarding for Culturally Inclusive Workplaces<br />Managing Performance Across Cultures<br />
  17. 17. Arriving Summer 2011<br />For Employers and Delivery Partners<br />Workshop: Achieving Success in the Canadian Workplace – First 90 Days and Beyond<br />Workshop Resources <br />Discussion guide<br />Train the trainer<br />Video Discussion Guides <br />Finding Talent and Integrating Talent - New Immigrant perspective<br />Cross-cultural Teamwork – Employer and New Immigrant perspectives<br />
  18. 18. Arriving Summer 2011<br />For Employers and Delivery Partners<br />E-learning Platform<br />Professional development resources<br />Build Cultural-competence<br />Web-based, learn at your own pace<br />Free <br />Train the Trainer<br />Deliver our half-day workshops to your organization<br />Customizable workshop facilitation resources<br />
  19. 19. Questions?<br />
  20. 20. Contact TRIEC<br />Website: <br />http://www.triec.ca <br />Sign up for:<br />Mailing list – Notification when learning tools become available<br />TRIEC E-lert Subscription<br />

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