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HIO Employer Learning Forum

Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO)

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

HIO Employer Learning Forum

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Employer Learning Forum Registration
Pre-registrations is mandatory. No registrations at the door.Please arrive at 12:45 PM to show your ID at reception.
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Fostering Inclusive Workplaces: Winning the Competition for Talent

Are you looking for innovative ways to recruit and retain talent for your organization?

63% of Ottawa Businesses report talent acquisition and retention as a top issue of concern. The evidence is clear that diverse, inclusive and welcoming workplaces are ones where people want to work – and stay.

Learn from HIO’s 2019 Employer Excellence Award winning organizations as they share their experiences, strategies and tips on how to create a diverse and welcoming workplace.


  • Natalie MacArthur, Invest Ottawa
  • Kevin Lim,  Lim Geomatics
  • Tracy Foster, Cuso International
  • Joelle Cupidon, Cuso International
  • Andree Kaspardlov, The Ottawa Hospital

Participants can expect to:

  • Learn firsthand about strategies business leaders are implementing to attract global talent to Ottawa and workplaces;
  • Gain insights from Invest Ottawa and from HIO’s 2019 Employer Excellence Award Winners;
  • Learn practical tips for creating a welcoming workplace; and
  • Opportunities to network with other businesses and with skilled immigrants.
Have questions about HIO Employer Learning Forum? Contact Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO)

When & Where

Export Development Canada (EDC)
150 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 1K3

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO)

Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO) is an initiative that brings together businesses, immigrant agencies and stakeholders to enhance employers’ ability to access the talents of skilled immigrants in the Ottawa area.

HIO’s mandate is to increase the capacity of employers in the Ottawa region to more effectively attract, hire and integrate skilled immigrants into skills-appropriate positions.

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