Top 20 employers for new Canadians

Some companies and organizations are ahead of the game when realizing that hiring skilled immigrants is one solution to the labour shortage in Canada. Those companies that open their doors now will have a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

“Instead of viewing immigrant jobseekers as a risk, these employers have come up with ways of hiring, training and integrating internationally trained workers into the Canadian workforce,” said Rachel Caballero, lead editor of the Top 20. “International credentials and experience are not considered liabilities or barriers to employment at any of these firms.”

Our clients who have a background in the financial services sector will want to take note of the presence of several national banks on this list. Also, one Victoria employer, Island Hearing Services is also on the list.

The top employers for new Canadians

• Associated Engineering Group, Edmonton

• Business Development Bank of Canada, Montreal

• CAE, Saint-Laurent, Que.

• Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto

• Christie Digital Systems Canada, Kitchener, Ont.

• Enbridge, Calgary

• Ernst & Young, Toronto

• Island Hearing Services, Victoria

• KPMG, Toronto

• Keane Canada, Halifax

• MDS Nordion, Ottawa

• Manulife Financial, Toronto

• Providence Health Care, Vancouver

• Replicon, Calgary

• St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto

• TD Bank Financial Group, Toronto

• Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto

• University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

• Wardrop Engineering, Winnipeg

• i3DVR International, Toronto