Edmonton Region Employer Forum

Integrating & Retaining the Global Talent Pool
“Optimizing your Bottom Line”

Time: 7:30am – 3:15pm
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Venue: The Braemar Room, Royal Glenora Club, 11160 River Valley Rd, Edmonton

March 2 2010 Employer Forum Agenda Edmonton

Employer Forum Proceeding Document

Alberta Foreign Qualifications Recognition Plan

By Kathleen Morrow – Alberta Employment and Immigration

Overview of the Government of Alberta’s approach to the recognition of foreign-earned qualifications and the integration of skilled immigrants into the workforce.

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Road Map for Employers (Morning Session)

By Douglas Watt – The Conference Board of Canada

Businesses that attract, integrate, develop and retain international talent benefit from an expanded knowledge and skills base yet challenges remain. Learn ways your organization can mitigate these challenges by implementing “immigrant-friendly” programs and practices.

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ERIEC Introduction

By Doug Piquette – ERIEC

Introduction of Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC); an industry-led organization, based in Edmonton to assist local employers in addressing immigrant employment related issues.

ERIEC Introduction

Enhancing Competitiveness with Internationally Trained Workers (Afternoon Session)

By Douglas Watt – The Conference Board of Canada

Learn more about how you can enhance your competitiveness with internationally trained workers. Focus on increasing awareness amongst employers of the advantages of attracting, hiring and retaining internationally trained workers and where to find the tools and resources you need.

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Enhancing Competitiveness with Internationally Trained Workers

By Chris Stewart, Environmental Careers Organization (ECO Canada)

Learn more about ECO Canada, their programs and practices. Information on the labour market and the challenges they are experiencing in their sector.

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