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Tapping into overseas work pool key to growth

posted Dec 2, 2011, 1:42 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Dec 2, 2011, 1:42 PM ]
Denise Deveau  Nov 30, 2011 – 9:13 AM ET Financial Post

Mr. Rogers is a firm believer that international experience is a terrific advantage in the Canadian workplace. That’s why he spends a lot of time working with immigration agencies, colleges and other associations to meet, greet and mentor new Canadians.

His passion for helping immigrants find employment goes back to the time he spent working abroad after graduating from university. “That experience gave me real insight into how businesses work out there and the many similarities,” he says.

Mr. Rogers considers it an important opportunity to find talent that might otherwise be overlooked. “There’s been a belief that a person needs Canadian experience before they can be hired. But overseas experience is solid. The language and cultural differences are easy to overcome if you have the credentials.”

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