Employer recognition of immigrant candidate degrees, experience and skills
Employer recognition of immigrant candidate degrees, experience and skills is an applied research project. The issue of recognizing international qualifications, experience and skills remains an important issue, both in Quebec and abroad. Assessing an immigrant candidate, especially if he or she has not worked in Quebec, can be a challenge for employers, who must consider the diversity of immigrant backgrounds. This diversity can be an asset for the company. It can also be a source of confusion for employers when evaluating immigrant candidates during interviews and their integration into work teams. In Quebec, some solutions have been developed by organizations or public sector, which are subsequently made available to employers. Others, however, are developed in-house by the companies themselves as fair recruitment practices.
This research project focuses on the perception and practices of employers when it comes to assessing international skills, qualifications and experience. It also seeks to understand the issues. More specifically, the purpose of this research is to identify the obstacles faced by employers. It must, in turn, identify the techniques, methods and tools developed by some companies. The ultimate goal is simplify the assessment of immigrant candidates by Quebec employers during the recruitment process.
Type of service: Applied research
Person responsible: Mariola Misiorowska
Co-investigators: Neal Santamaria
Funding source: Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale
Project start date: January 2016
Project end date: December 2016