Humber named best employers for new Canadians

by | Mar 25, 2013 | News

By Humber College (Humber College) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Humber College (Humber College) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Marco Di Meo

Humber College has been  named one of the Best Employers for New Canadians for 2013 by MediaCorp Canada Inc. for the second year in a row.

Humber’s Career Centre manager Karen Fast told Humber News the college makes a point of hiring international employees.

“Humber intentionally made a point to hire in that direction. We have made positive strides to move in this direction to be able to reflect our community and add to our diversity,” Fast said.

“We want to mimic the student population as best we can with our over 3,000 international students here,” she added.

The recognized employers on this list provide a variety of programs and initiatives to aid recent immigrants in Canada.

Fast said that her Career Centre caters to new Canadians.

“Humber is one of the few colleges that make it a point to hire new Canadians. Even in the career centre we have a position called New Career Advisor,” she said.

Humber’s Manager of Employee Engagement Nancey Adamson said this recognition benefits the college.

“It does a couple of things for Humber, it raises our profile and helps us attract employees and it also raises our profile in the community,” she said.

Adamson credits the Humber Community Outreach and Workforce Development for their efforts.

“The Community Outreach and Workforce Development group does a great job and they also work with foreign professionals in order to help new Canadians work here,” she added.

Humber has won this award two years in a row and have also been named one of Canada’s Best Employer’s for Young People and Greater Toronto’s Best Employers