RISE Employer Awards
The RISE Employer Awards recognize leadership and innovation in recruiting, integrating and retaining skilled immigrants.
For many skilled immigrants to Canada, the road to success is often thwarted because their education, training and experience are not recognized by many employers. Accreditation, Canadian work experience, access to information regarding opportunities and requirements are often difficult to acquire if they are not familiar with the processes and procedures.
The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) has been active in helping skilled immigrants receive accreditation for their skills, and they partner with other agencies such as the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) through mentorship programs to help newcomers acquire jobs that match their skills.
Employer Awards Categories
Diversity Impact Award
This award will recognize an employer who has developed a process to measure the impact of employing immigrants and clearly demonstrates a return on investment for incorporating diversity practices.
Community Engagement Award
This award will recognize an employer who creates a welcoming organization within the broader context of a welcoming community.
Strategic Leadership Award
This award will recognize a successful strategy to recruit immigrants for skilled jobs. This strategy will have resulted in positive outcomes for both the business and immigrants and will demonstrate the benefits of cultural diversity practices.
Outstanding Workplace Award
This award will recognize an employer that uses cultural diversity practices to attract, recruit, integrate, develop and retain immigrants by creating a welcoming and respectful workplace.
ERIEC Mentorship Award
This award will be presented to an organization for outstanding contributions in guiding, supporting and promoting the training and career development of immigrants through mentoring.