Employer Immigration Session: Atlantic Immigration-Opportunities for your Business & Workplace Culture

Category: Training

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:30am - 12:00pm

Details:

OEA NS is pleased to welcome Nova Scotia Office of Immigration & Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) to deliver a free 2.5 hours 2-part Employer Immigration Session. 

Date: Tuesday June 11, 2019

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Price: Free

*Note: Due to limited space for this session, please register early and notify us as soon as possible or at least 10 working days before the session if you are no longer able to attend. When this course has reached its registration limits a waiting list will be generated. In the event of another registrants cancellation the next person on the waiting list will be contacted, should they still wish to participate.

The session will be held at the OEA Office: 36 Brookshire Court, Suite 14, Bedford, Nova Scotia, B4A 4E9

 

To Register use button to right of page.

Questions? Feel free to email joy.samuel@oeans.ca.

 

Part 1: Atlantic Immigration - Opportunities for your Business

  • Mary-Jo M MacKay - Manager, External Relations
  • Nova Scotia Office of Immigration

Part 2: Workplace Culture

  • Paul Pickering - Coordinator, Workplace Culture Program
  • Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)

Part 1: Atlantic Immigration - Opportunities for your Business

Does your business have labour gaps? Looking to grow your company? Immigration is helping Nova Scotia businesses and communities succeed.

On June 11th join staff from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration for a free immigration information session. You’ll learn about how the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program and the Nova Scotia Nominee Program can help businesses fill labour gaps so that they, and our economy, can prosper.

Pease feel free to share this invitation with employers in your area that could benefit from this opportunity.

For more information on immigration: www.novascotiaimmigration.com

 

Presenter: Mary-Jo MacKay, Manager, External Relations - Nova Scotia Office of Immigration

As the Manager of External Relations for the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, Mary-Jo works closely with diverse stakeholders to enhance their understanding of immigration and use of immigration programs. Prior to this position, Mary-Jo spent 13 years with the Provincial Departments of Communities Culture and Heritage, and Tourism Culture and Heritage. She is passionate about immigration and workplace diversity and has worked internationally in Europe, Latin America and Africa.

Mary-Jo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Carleton University, an Environmental Engineering Diploma from the University College of Cape Breton and a Master of Environmental Studies Degree from the University of Waterloo.


Part 2: Workplace Culture

During this session, Employers will engage in an interactive Workplace Culture Activity that will:

  • dive into the key areas of the Workplace Culture Program focusing on the benefits of hiring international talent and understanding the importance of immigrant experience in the workplace.
  • explore how we create and grow our workplace cultures
  • show how we can best support immigrant workers and enhance immigrant employee retention

Employers will receive an overview of ISANS employer services. These are available to employers without a cost and are easily accessible.

Engaging with the ISANS Workplace Culture program can help with retention, show how to better attract and internally develop well-qualified employees, and increase capacity for overall long-term success.

This session is a great opportunity for meaningful discussion and learning. All attending employers will have the opportunity to further engage with this program in a customised way.

 

What is the Workplace Culture program?

ISANS Workplace Culture Program helps Nova Scotian employers better understand the benefits of hiring international talent; understand the importance of immigrant experience in the workplace; and learn methods to improve intercultural competence and retain immigrant employees.

See more details on available services through the Workplace Culture Program here.

 

Presenter: Paul Pickering , Workplace Culture Coordinator - Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)

Paul Pickering is the coordinator of the workplace culture program at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS). Paul provides webinars, on-site workshops, assessments, consultations and presentations about workplace culture for organizations across Nova Scotia. Paul has 20 years experience helping employers and individuals to build their cultural competence, develop diversity and inclusion policies, and improve organizational culture. Paul has lived and worked in the USA, United Kingdom, South Korea, Czech Republic, and Estonia.  He immigrated to Canada with his family in 2011. Paul has a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology, a master’s degree in communication studies, and a teaching diploma in lifelong learning.

 


Date: Tuesday June 11, 2019

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Price: Free

*Note: Due to limited space for this session, please register early and notify us as soon as possible or at least 10 working days before the session if you are no longer able to attend. When this course has reached its registration limits a waiting list will be generated. In the event of another registrants cancellation the next person on the waiting list will be contacted, should they still wish to participate.

The session will be held at the OEA Office: 36 Brookshire Court, Suite 14, Bedford, Nova Scotia, B4A 4E9

To Register use button to right of page.

Questions? Feel free to email joy.samuel@oeans.ca.

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