Multimedia and Recruitment Tools

Employers can tap into a network of online resources collected here from various stakeholder organizations across Ontario, who are actively engaged in the immigrant employment field.

Video presentations, online workshops and other multimedia, and links to various website materials have been compiled to help guide Ontario’s employers through established best practices for attracting, hiring and retaining skilled immigrant workers. Ontario is committed to offering programs and services that help employers maximize and build upon the skillsets of newcomers to the province.

Recruiting: Finding Talent

Finding Talent is a television-style narrative that uses a storytelling approach to present the hiring challenges faced by employers and the challenges they must overcome to attract and recruit skilled immigrants. The video touches on the business case for companies to leverage the talents of skilled immigrants.

Produced by the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), the video is intended for HR professionals and line managers with hiring responsibilities. For access to additional training videos, supporting materials and other recruitment tools, visit

Maximizing Skilled Immigrant Talent

TRIEC’s Maximizing Skilled Immigrant Talent video highlights how cultural differences can occur during “small talk”, when delegating roles and facilitating discussions, as well as when responding to religious accommodation requests. After watching this video, you should be able to minimize misunderstandings that may arise due to cultural differences and instead maximize skilled immigrant talent in your workplace.


Links and Resources

Image: Employer’s Roadmap

Foreign Credentials Referral Office Employer’s Roadmap

This roadmap is a guide for employers in small to medium-sized enterprises interested in hiring internationally trained workers for their organizations.

Download the PDF Employer’s Roadmap

In the roadmap, you’ll find:

  • different routes you can take to hire and retain workers;
  • helpful tips on issues you may encounter on the way;
  • answers to questions you may have;
  • practical tools you can use at each step; and
  • resources to help you on the journey.

The Employer’s Roadmap to hiring and retaining internationally trained workers [PDF format 2.5 MB] is also available for download.

Skills International

Backed by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Skills International is a collaborative effort between the Waterloo Region District School Board, WIL Employment Connections in London and COSTI Immigrant Services in Toronto. is an online tool that unites pre-screened, internationally educated professionals with employers who need their skills.

Global Talent

The Global Talent Project was initiated by the London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), with funding from Employment Ontario. The Global Talent Guide for Employers presents a business case for diversity, strategies to manage challenges, a study of the international workforce, advice on creating an inclusive culture, and a number of successful case studies.

Internationally Educated Nurses

Internationally Educated Nurses: An Employer’s Guide has been designed to help hospitals and health care facilities looking to hire internationally educated nurses. Online resources and information are provided by the Nursing Health Services Research Unit (NHSRU), McMaster University, and the Ontario Hospital Association.

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

The Best Diversity Employers competition recognizes employers across Canada who have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.

Best Employers for New Canadians

Launched in 2007, the Best Employers for New Canadians recognizes employers who offer innovative programs to assist new Canadians in making the transition to a new workplace, and a new life in Canada.

Some examples of a winning formula include proactive measures where the employer:

  • encourages new Canadian employees to enhance their English language skills through training programs in writing, pronunciation, interpersonal communication, and language requirements for employees working in technical fields.
  • organizes onsite hiring fairs for new Canadians, where a panel fields questions on the company’s hiring practices and processes, and immigrant employees hired by the company share their experiences and advice on applying for jobs.
  • encourages new Canadian employees with international credentials to obtain Canadian registrations, licences and credit training through the company’s own training centre.
  • reaches out to immigrant job seekers through employment partnerships with community agencies such as ACCES, Skills International and SUCCESS.