College wins prestigious title for second consecutive year

Toronto, Ontario – March 12, 2013 – Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning has been named for a second time one of the Best Employers for New Canadians for 2013 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. Recognized employers are considered Canada’s leaders with the best initiatives and programs to assist recent immigrants to Canada. This follows Humber's most recent recognition as one of Canada’s Best Employers for Young People and Greater Toronto’s Best Employers, which represents the second consecutive year Humber has been selected for this prestigious award.

“Diversity and inclusion are key critical components of Humber’s success. We’re truly honoured by this recognition,” said Deb McCarthy, associate vice president, HR Services. “We understand the need to provide support to international hires through professional and personal development, engaging programs, valuable resources and mentorship to make their transition into a new workplace and a new life in Canada a positive one.”

Humber is one of Canada’s largest and most dynamic postsecondary institutions which attracts and retains employees through a strong commitment to their personal and professional development, competitive compensation and health benefits, and its commitment to building an inclusive environment and positive workplace culture.

“I love the work culture at Humber and the sense of family and belonging,” said Youssef Yousseff, professor in The Business School. “New Canadians need social and professional integration in order to survive. Humber gave me the opportunity to be a full-time Canadian worker who contributes to the progress of this country.”Youssef immigrated to Canada from Brazil and started working at Humber in January 2012.

Humber was selected as a Best Employer for New Canadians based on information provided to Mediacorp Inc. as part of the college’s submission for consideration. Each winner is evaluated by Canada’s Best 100 Employers editors on the programs they have to attract and retain new Canadians, including:

  • programs specifically designed to assist employees who are recent immigrants to Canada
  • steps taken to reduce employment barriers for recent immigrants
  • assisting new employees who have foreign professional or educational credentials in getting these qualifications formally recognized in Canada
  • offering "onboarding" programs to help new employees who are recent immigrants understand the Canadian workplace
  • offering training to managers and employees in cross-cultural issues or inclusiveness to help create a welcoming and productive environment for employees who are recent immigrants.

 

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 27,500 full-time students and 56,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 150 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.

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For more information please contact:

Nadia Araujo / Andrew Leopold

Marketing and Communications
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

nadia.araujo@humber.ca /andrew.leopold@humber.ca

416.675.6622 ext. 5479 / 4296