In selecting the Champion Employer, Certificate ofExcellence and the Individual Achievement Awards welook at the following criteria:
Employers and Individuals who:
- create and maintain a workplace where immigrant employees feel valued
- recognize the value of support & training for all staff in accepting and welcoming immigrant staff
- have shared attraction, hiring and retention best practices with other employers and organizations
- use a mentorship or buddy system for onboarding the new immigrant hires
- address the barriers that exist for immigrant employees
The other factor in determining the selection of Award winners is the narrative that is included in nominations that explain examples of actions these employers and individuals have taken that show their passion and dedication to supporting immigrants in the workforce.