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Join us to learn more about the business advantages of hiring and retaining highly qualified immigrant talent to improve organizational performance and customer service, while staying ahead of your competition.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • Expand the narrative and link the utilization of immigrant talent to your company’s corporate business goals and priorities
  • Create partnerships that provide critical linkages, current resources and access to a job ready pool of immigrants
  • Review your recruitment processes to break down barriers that may prevent hiring of immigrants
  • Build/enhance cultural competency skills of your management and staff to recruit, retain and integrate immigrant talent
  • Encourage your leaders to inspire inclusion and become champions of diversity
  • Enhance your organization’s reputation/brand as an employer that values diversity and inclusion

Who should attend:

  • Leaders and managers
  • HR Professionals, particularly those in talent management

Meet your panelist

Olivia Hanson, CPHR

Olivia Hanson, CPHR is the HR Business Partner, British Columbia and North with the Business Development Bank of Canada.  A strategic partner to the regional leadership teams she is responsible for providing coaching and advice to leaders and employees across the region on all HR aspects and business initiatives.  Over the last several years, Olivia has worked in partnership with the Immigration Employment Council of BC supporting initiatives and implementing programs within the B.C & North region to assist and support New Canadians and Refugee workplace integration. Olivia has over 10 years experience in the Human Resource industry and before joining BDC held progressive HR Business Partner and Generalist positions in the Resources and Telecommunications industries.  International experience includes work in Canada, Australia, China and New Zealand supporting both established national organizations and rapidly growing global organizations.Olivia holds a Bachelor of Commerce & Administration, Human Resources & Industrial Relations and Commercial law from the Victoria University of Wellington. In addition, she holds her Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) designation in British Columbia and a Certificate in First Line Management, Business Administration and Management from the Universal College of Learning. 

Meet your panelist

Mandy Mann, CPHR

Mandy Mann, CPHR is the HR Manager with STORMTECH Performance Apparel.  In her role she is accountable for the strategic planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive range of human resources programs and services. As a senior HR practitioner with 10 years’ experience, she has had the opportunity to work at a Fortune 100 company in the past where she developed a successful onboarding program for newcomers.  Mandy holds a Bachelors in Business Administration (Honours) from Simon Fraser University, majoring in Human Resources and Marketing, and is CPHR certified. 

Meet your panelist

Sangeeta Subramanian

Sangeeta Subramanian is the Senior Manager, Workplace Development at IEC-BC and brings to her role 20 years of professional experience in the not-for-profit sector in Canada as well as Asia. This encompasses strategic planning, facilitation, cultural intelligence training, policy development, partnership development, program design and coordination, mentoring, leadership development and civic engagement. She has held Project Manager and Coordinator roles with the Maytree Foundation, South Asian Women’s Centre and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI). Sangeeta holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Madras, India, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management. Additionally, she has a Certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from the Schulich School of Business, York University. She brings to her role a passion for working on issues of diversity, inclusion, access and equity and integration of immigrants into Canadian workplace and society.

Course Curriculum

    1. Webinar Recording

    1. Survey

About this course

  • 2 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content