Are employers shirking responsibility in integrating foreign professionals?

October 23, 2021

Nearly seven in 10 (69 per cent) of employers globally are struggling to find workers to hire for specific positions, marking a 15-year high, according to a separate report from the ManpowerGroup. And more than half (55 per cent) of Canadian small and medium-sized employers are struggling to hire the workers they need, according to another study.

While Canada’s immigration minister may have said that the country is well poised to come out of the pandemic by relying more on new immigrants, employers may not be helping.

That’s according to a new report looking into the integration of foreign-trained professionals (FTPs) into the Canadian workforce, based on a survey of 99 employers in Ontario.

When asked to identify who is responsible for integrating FTPs into the workforce, nearly 40 per cent of employers pointed to the FTPs themselves while 15 per cent cited the government.

Source: HR Reporter