Temporary Foreign Workers: The Broader Context

The CCR has published a statement commenting on the issues affecting the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Canadians have recently had their attention drawn to serious problems with the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. It is useful to look at these issues in the broader context.

Over the past decade, Canada’s immigration program has shifted significantly from permanent to temporary immigration. In 2008, for the first time…

Recognition Event for Engineers

On Wednesday, April 23, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia held a recognition event to celebrate the successful completion of the 2013/2014 Worksite-based Performance Assessment of Engineering Competencies program. Our industry partners and clients came together to acknowledge the time and effort given by participants and supervisors, which included SHM … Read more

Bridge to Construction

The Bridge to Construction graduation took place on Monday, June 17th in the Atrium at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. This event celebrated another step towards one of the goals in Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia’ Strategic Plan: Integrating clients more quickly. The Bridge to Construction is a … Read more

Hiring Immigrant Engineers: From Risk to Opportunity

The following is an article by Jan Sheppard Kutcher which appears in the Fall 2012 issue of The Engineer.

No employer likes to take risks in hiring. Whether you run your own firm, or are responsible for hiring staff for a medium or large engineering firm, mitigating risk, makes sense. But what appears as due diligence, unfortunately, can mean you miss gigantic opportunities to bring talented, experienced and hard-working engineers on board, simply because they seem like risky hires…

Leading the Way: Multi-Stakeholder Work Groups

A collaborative model for making systemic change in regulated occupations

To work in a regulated occupation requires a particular certification or licensure. Skilled immigrants understand the importance of high standards of practice, but they need fair and realistic opportunities to have their qualifications assessed and recognized so they can work in their fields…