Entries by Alberta Global Talent

2017 Alberta Global Talent Employer Forum

This year, AGT was excited to host their 2nd annual employer forum on March 8. The forum was well received by those in attendance. Kristen Cumming, a Red Deer favorite gave an enlightened perspective on “Finding Strength in Diversity” and a Panel Discussion with a focus on “Leveraging Your International Talent” provided some great conversations…

2017 ALBERTA GLOBAL TALENT EMPLOYER FORUM

Stay tuned for news about our 2017 Employer Forum. The planning has begun for another Spring event that will bring employers together from across Central Alberta, to learn, celebrate, share and participate in this 2nd Annual Forum featuring keynote speaker, AGT updates, participatory sessions, Champion Award presentations plus great nourishment and networking.

For more information and how to nominate please click here.

Put people first and your business will flourish – Lessons from one of the masters!

Let me tell you about one of the Central Alberta employers we provided with an award this year. His name is Thierry Pregliasco and he owns three McDonalds restaurants in Olds and Innisfail. He started off as a business owner in France, very focused on the productivity piece of generating revenue, but during his experience running a restaurant in Guadaloupe began forming his “people first” philosophy as foundational to his business model. At his restaurants in Central Alberta, Thierry is very much loved by his staff. He knows all 80+ of them by name and takes the time to find out tidbits of their lives and interests which he then acts upon. When I first met him outside one of his restaurants, he was giving toys his children had grown out of to one of his employees, and returning a dish from a staff member who had sent home an ethnic delicacy to Thierry’s family.

EMPLOYER NEWS & VIEWS

G & G Plumbing and Heating was one of the recipients of the AGT Champion Employer for 2016. Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association submitted the nomination. Here are a few words from the nomination: “G&G has created a workplace where employees feel valued based on the work they do, not their country of origin. They have hired several of CAIWA’s clients, and are all proud of their work, their company and their achievements at G&G. Working in the trades requires constant training, skill updating and awareness of industry development. All employees are involved in this process; exclusion is non-existent.” Congratulations G&G on the important work you do to value and welcome newcomers to your workforce!

Johns Manville Innisfail was highlighted in their July, 2016 International Newsletter. Cathy Oullette, HR Manager, Insulation Systems was quoted in that article “ This award is a direct result

Alberta Global Talent Launch

The Employer Engagement Program is a new initiative at The Immigrant Centre. We are committed to supporting immigrant employability by increasing employer readiness to hire qualified immigrants in Central Alberta. Our goal is to bring together employers, employees, qualified immigrants, educators, labor and community groups, regulatory bodies and government to strategize and lead this process.

Building an including workforce

The Employer Engagement Program is a new initiative at The Immigrant Centre. We are committed to supporting immigrant employability by increasing employer readiness to hire qualified immigrants in Central Alberta. Our goal is to bring together employers, employees, qualified immigrants, educators, labor and community groups, regulatory bodies and government to strategize and lead this process.

A new program to for Employer in Central Alberta

In March of 2015, the C.A.R.E. Employer Engagement Program was very excited to receive funding from the Government of Alberta, Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour which will allow us to provide even more up-to-date, new, relevant and comprehensive services to Central Alberta employers, supporting them in the attraction, hiring and retention of immigrant employees. Over […]