Employers find internationally-trained workers have a good work ethic, are hardworking, loyal, flexible and skilled, bring new ideas and diversity to their workplace, and provide access to customers from other cultures and languages. (Source: Public Policy Forum Study for Canadian Government, 2004)
'We believe that immigrants may very well represent our largest pool of available workers, and are delighted that your Society provides this important service.'
Kathy Gaudry – Manager - Training and Staffing, Thrifty Foods
' Staff of the Employment Transitions Program pre-screen applicants for positions we have available at The Fairmont Empress; interviews with the selected candidates are then conducted by members of the hotel’s Human Resources Department. As a result of these interview sessions, we have hired many valued employees for various positions within the hotel.'
Catherine Cliff – Human Resources Advisor, The Fairmont Empress
'The Employment Transitions Program has provided Trafford Publishing with pre-screened and qualified applicants to review for possible employment. Through this process we have interviewed and hired many valued employees that have contributed greatly to our continuously changing company.'
Soleia Zotzman - Human Resources Coordinator, Trafford Publishing
'I have hired wonderful valued employees thanks to the efficient staff and the way this program is run.'
Cheryl Cooke - Manager, Jazzman’s Café at the Royal BC Museum
'We were able to bring a new member to our team....This opportunity both helped an immigrant quickly find employment in an unfamiliar community and also more than met our needs for this position, since the individual we eventually hired had both the international experience and language skills we were seeking.'
Penny Poole - Executive Director, World Fisheries Trust
'We find the Employment Transitions Program to be a very useful service in recruiting colleagues to work at our care home.'
Michelle Goulet - Director of Support Services, Mount Edward Court Care Home
'Your group has offered the West Corporation an opportunity to find and utilize the best possible candidates to assist our team with our recruiting efforts. We have been impressed with the quality of your candidates, the professionalism of your team, and the initiatives they have created.'
Ejay Russell – Director of Human Resources, West Corporation
'The Employment Liaison, Sukhmeet Grewal, and his team sent four candidates our way, three of whom were worthy of interview. This is a noteworthy ratio. Within a week we had hired one of these candidates.'
Christie Eng – President, Shady Creek Ice Cream Company Ltd.
2005 Ethics in Action Award for Individual Impact
'All employees that Premier Linen has hired through this program have turned out to be a great asset to our company.'
Chris Teader - Vice President, Premier Linen