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Immigrants looking for a better welcome in Canadian workplaces

posted Mar 18, 2012, 11:02 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 11:02 AM ]
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From Saturday's Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 6:12PM EST
Last updated Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 6:15PM EST

Nearly three-quarters of Toronto-area employers believe they have successful programs to integrate foreign-trained professionals into their workplaces, but only 49 per cent of immigrants say the places they have worked have policies that welcome new Canadians, a new study says.

“While employers recognize the value of hiring new Canadians in our global economy, we’re finding workplace diversity and recruitment policies lack the bite needed to really make a difference,” said Silma Roddau, president of Toronto-based Progress Career Planning Institute. The not-for-profit counselling service does an annual survey about diversity programs.

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