News Release – March 9, 2016—Halifax, NS – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum today congratulated the Prince George Hotel as one of the winners of the 2016 Employer Awards for Refugee Employment for their outstanding efforts to help refugees settle in Canada by finding jobs and obtaining employment skills.
“I am very grateful for the leadership role that Canadian employers have played over many years to support the successful settlement and integration of refugees by hiring refugees, and encouraging their organizations to become more directly involved in the settlement process,” said Minister McCallum.
“We always hire the best person for the job, no matter where they come from. We have been very fortunate so far,” insists Carol Logan, Director of Human Resources for the Prince George Hotel. “We are always working on how to best train the staff we have and part of that includes an initiative we call English in the Workplace for refugees and any newcomer we hire. Part of their workday is dedicated to learning English in class and at work.”
Winners were announced at the Employer Council of Champions Summit, organized by Hire Immigrants Ottawa, which brought together business, government and civic leaders to engage in a dialogue about the effective integration of refugees and immigrants into the labour force, and to celebrate employer excellence.