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Welcome to Diversity Works!
Diversity Works assists local employers to meet their staffing needs by providing free HR services, training and workshops to equip them with strategies, resources and tools to recruit, select and integrate global talent.
An initiative of Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, the project focuses on economic development through attraction and retention of skills and expertise from around the world.
Why should you consider hiring internationally trained individuals?
Benefits of Hiring Internationally Trained Individuals:
FREE HR SERVICES FOR EMPLOYERS:
Are you Hiring Foreign Trained Workers? Your workers can benefit from our program's Free English Classes and enhance their communication skills. We can send a professional ESL trainer to your workplace to help your newcomer employees develop their skills. Or they can receive training in one of our partners' training centers.
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Post jobs free online, and have access to a searchable database of 4000 highly educated and experienced newcomers. We can help you find the best match for your job requirements.
Receive your free copy of a practical guide about practices, policies and programs available to support your hiring process.
An innovative programme, which enables immigrant entrepreneurs to develop their business network and assists mentors to understand business practices around the world. New entrepreneurs bring a unique perspective on successful business practice and assist you to access global markets.
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Business Mentoring Program developed to close the gap between new immigrant entrepreneurs and Hamilton business community. We are committed to help new Canadian entrepreneurs and investors to identify suitable opportunities for investment.
This program demonstrates our commitment to support the business and economic development in the City of Hamilton.
The program has completed two mentoring sessions with twenty partnerships. A third session started in May 2012 with four partnerships. Mentor and mentee meet for approximately 1.5 hours per week over a four month period. Mentors will be drawn from our experienced Chamber membership and mentees will be accepted from all of our diverse immigrant communities.
The broad program mandate is to target entrepreneurs with a genuine interest in establishing business in the Hamilton area.
It is expected that mentors and mentees will:
The program will enable immigrant entrepreneurs to integrate with the community more effectively. Mentors will have the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs around the world. Each entrepreneur brings a unique perspective on successful business practice and routes to the global market.
We look forward to hearing from prospective mentors and mentees.
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How the Program works
The program works in the following way:
Requirements and Responsibilities
The Diversity Works program has developed a partnership with a group of local business professionals to help newcomers integrate into the local workforce. Below is a group of local experts who helped the program succeed by sharing information and their expertise with the program participants.