Virtual Learning Sessions for Employers Looking to Hire Global Talent

February 9, 2023
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is offering a virtual learning series for employers starting February 22, 2023. The sessions are a great first step for employers who want information on attracting, hiring and retaining global talent.

IRCC Virtual Learning Series 2023

The goal of this 8-week series is to help employers learn more about Canada’s economic immigration programs. Each week will feature a new topic and provide employers with an opportunity to ask questions. Employers can choose to attend one or all of the sessions based on their interest and needs. These virtual information sessions are free and are held by an IRCC outreach officer.

To register for the webinars please visit:

IRCC Virtual Learning Series for Employers Winter 2023

IRCC Virtual Learning Series – Dates and Times

February 22
12 pm EST
Resources for Employers
Learn about the wide variety of resources for employers and how they can support you in hiring and retaining foreign talent. This session will discuss the role of outreach officers, settlement agencies, the International Mobility Workers Unit, the client contact centre and more.
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March 1
12 pm EST
Recruiting of Global Talent
Recruitment for global talent can seem overwhelming; however, this session will provide clarity on how you can begin your search. Topics to be discussed include IRCCs recruitment services such as Destination Canada Mobility Forum and Job Bank.
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March 8
12 pm EST
Work Permits – Temporary Foreign Worker Program
In this session, we will discuss how employers can hire global talent through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. This session will walk you through the process involved in these applications including labour market impact assessments and employer obligations.
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March 15
12 pm EST
Work Permits – International Mobility Program
In this session, we will discuss how employers can hire global talent through the International Mobility Program. This session will cover topics including labour market impact assessment exemptions, the International Mobility Workers Unit, the Employer Portal and employer obligations.
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March 22
12 pm EST
Global Skills Strategy (GSS)
The Global Skills Strategy was launched in 2017 with the intent to ensure that immigration supported businesses attracting top talent. This session will cover the four pillars of this strategy including faster application processing times, work permit exemptions and Dedicated Service Channel.
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March 29
12 pm EST
Francophone Immigration
Learn about the benefits of hiring French-speaking and bilingual candidates. This session will provide information on Francophone Mobility and opportunities for additional points through Express Entry.
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April 5
12 pm EST
Permanent Residence Pathways
Learn how to support your temporary foreign workers in their application for permanent residence. In this session, you will learn about Express Entry, the Atlantic Immigration Program and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program.
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Please visit  the IRCC webpage for information on the dates, topics, and how to register for a learning series session:

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