Internationally-trained immigrants face barriers to employment when their qualifications, skills, and experience are not recognized. Can we afford to put valuable new sources of talent and social capital at risk?
Learn about initiatives in Montreal (Canada) and Augsburg (Germany) that recognize immigrant talent and maximize the opportunities for internationally trained professionals to work to their full capabilities, skills, and qualifications. In the process, these programs are driving innovation in the workplace, and opening up space for new thinking and intercultural learning across the urban landscape.
A conversation with Alan Vernon, Project Lead, Connectivity for Refugees, UNHCR, UN Refugee Agency andJoséphine Goube, Chief Operating Officer of Techfugees, to unpack UNHCR’s latest report, Connecting Refugees: How Internet and Mobile Connectivity Can Improve Refugee Well-Being and Transform Humanitarian Action, on the critical role that information and communications technology plays in improving the lives of refugees from city to city.
Cities of Migration hosted an online conversation with Jane Allen, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, Deloitte (Toronto) to talk about why diversity is important and what organizations can do to successfully integrate skilled, internationally-trained workers and fuel economic growth. Interview host: Justin Treagus, CEO, OMEGA (Auckland, New Zealand)
Employers are often faced with the question of whether to prioritize language or job opportunity. Language proficiency and ability to communicate is essential for success in the workplace and long-term career growth, but can employees work and learn at the same time? In this webinar, Hire Immigrants will address this important question of ‘What comes first — language or work?‘
If visible minorities and immigrants make up a growing population, why are they still largely absent from the city’s boardrooms and corridors of power? Enter programs like Diversity OnBoard (Toronto, Canada), and the West Midlands Civic leadership (Birmingham, United Kingdom) that are using practical strategies to close the diversity gap. Join Cities of Migration for an online discussion about what it takes to change the faces of civic and political leadership and connect public institutions to the talent they need for competitive growth.