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Professional-Engineers

 

With over 2 decades of experience delivering our highly successful Engineering and Technology Upgrading program, CCIS has developed extensive expertise in preparing recently-immigrated Engineers, from a variety of disciplines, for employment in their fields of expertise in Alberta.

As a result, CCIS can connect you with a large number of highly-qualified, internationally-trained, employment-ready Engineering professionals to meet your hiring needs.

 

  

HOW CAN EMPLOYERS BENEFIT?

Accessing the pool of talented professionals within Calgary’s newcomer community offers the following benefits:

1Implementation of real diversity strategies.

Skilled immigrants possess talents or accreditation in a variety of fields. Employers can benefit from understanding international credentials and conducting workforce planning that emphasizes the quality of an immigrant’s abilities. 

2Access and gain insight into global and local markets.

Many skilled immigrants speak other languages and have worked outside of North America. Their knowledge of international business practices can help you tap into new local markets and build relationships around the world, as well as serve Calgary and Southern Alberta’s growing multicultural markets. 

6Untapped access to essential talent.

Many skilled newcomers arrive with high levels of education and extensive work experience. They have recognized an opportunity for a new life in Canada and bring to the Canadian workplace openness, adaptability, and positive attitudes toward learning new skills and contributing their expertise to the local labour market. 

3Increase sustainable employment.

Attracting and retaining top talent has more positive long-term impact on relieving labour shortages than short-term expensive tactics, such as escalating compensation and benefit packages. 

4Challenge perceptions about immigrants.

Integrating skilled newcomers to the team helps employers and Canadian-born employees enhance their understanding of the challenges newcomers face, as well as benefit from the diverse experiences and the wealth of skills they bring with them. 

5Enhance your business image and become an employer of choice.

Awards, such as the National Best Employers for New Canadians and many local honours, recognize the good work that employers do to capitalize on skilled immigrant talent and to help newcomers launch their careers here in Canada.

NEWCOMERS BARRIERS TO WORKFORCE ENTRY

  • Lack of familiarity with international credentials and experience;
  • Preference or requirements regarding Canadian work experience;
  • Concerns about the lack of language proficiency and awareness of Canadian technical terminology and idioms; and
  • Concerns that cultural miscommunications might occur, or that newcomers may not adapt to Canadian business norms.

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