ICTC’s Immigration Initiatives: Your Global ICT Connection is paving the way towards integrating global talent into the Canadian ICT sector by developing key programs, resources and tools for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) and employers with the integral support of partners and stakeholders. We foster partnerships with employers, immigrant serving and community agencies, associations, and governments, allowing our initiatives to help Canadian organizations build and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Bridging program: Integrated Work Experience Strategy (IWES) is for Internationally Educated Professionals looking for employment in the information and communication technology sector, offered in partnership with JVS Toronto.
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GO Talent Initiative: connects employers with Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) on route to Canada, as well as heightens the chance of IEPs obtaining employment prior to arrival in Canada through pre-departure integration services.
IEP-ICT employer mentor networking programs: Corporate Connections brings IEPs together with employers for an afternoon of informal mentoring to connect on industry discussions and career guidance.
E-Learning: Workshops Online is a bilingual e-learning tool for IEPs and immigration stakeholders that provides essential knowledge about working in Canada as well as resources to develop technical, business, language, and workplace communication competencies. It also includes a Language Assessment learning tool.
Self-Assessments: My Career Map is a bilingual, competency-based self-assessment tool for IEPs looking to improve their understanding of Canadian ICT workplace culture, communication and competencies.
Employer Directory: Employer Directory includes a searchable list of Canadian ICT companies with links to their career pages – Recently updated to serve you better.
HR Management Tool: Human Resources Management Guide for Canadian ICT companies is a practical tool for front-line, hiring and human resource managers establishing effective human resources management strategies, programs and mechanisms.
RESOURCES AND REPORTS
Digital Economy Supply: The Immigration Stream: This report examines the labour market impact of immigrants in Canada’s digital economy and the importance of immigration as a competitive advantage for Canada in the global digital economy. It provides a detailed breakdown of immigrants employed in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) roles and provides specific recommendations on what Canadian policy makers, employers, and educators need to do to secure top international digital talent in the competitive global labour market.
Situational Analysis of ICT Immigration in Canada: Examines the integration process and the benefits of recruiting internationally educated professionals in the Canadian economy and focuses particularly on IEPs in Information and Communications Technology occupations.
Language Benchmarks for ICT sector: Canada Language Benchmark (CLB) analyses completed on 2 ICT Career Clusters –CLB level 7 or higher needed to work in Canadian ICT occupations.
IEP Entrepreneurial Guide: Provides vital information for IEPs on starting a business within Canada’s ICT sector.
IEP Guide to the ICT Sector: Offers important information, tips and statistics for IEPs on the Canadian ICT sector.
View more Reports: Business Case for Diversity and more downloadable reports to strengthen industry knowledge of building a diverse and inclusive workforce
ICTC’s Immigration Initiatives is made possible with project funding from the Government of Canada’s Foreign Credential Recognition Program; Citizenship and Immigration Canada; and the Government of Ontario, who receives support for some skills training programs from the Government of Canada.