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Webinar: Qualified to Work: Tapping the Skills and Experience of Internationally-Trained Immigrants

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December 20, 2016
10:00 EST in Toronto, Washington DC
15:00 GMT in London
16:00 CET in Berlin, Barcelona

Internationally-trained immigrants face barriers to employment when their qualifications, skills, and experience are not recognized. Can we afford to put valuable new sources of talent and social capital at risk?

Join us on December 20 to learn about initiatives in Montreal (Canada) and Augsburg (Germany) that recognize the value of immigrant talent and maximize the opportunities for internationally trained professionals to work to their full capabilities, skills, and qualifications. En route, they are are driving innovation in the workplace and opening up space for new thinking and intercultural learning across the urban landscape.

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  • In Augsburg (Germany), MigraNet launched “Integration Begins at Work” in 2008, a public awareness campaign that underlines the lost opportunity cost of failing to recognize the skills and qualifications of internationally trained immigrants. Eight years later, the campaign has spread across Europe and been awarded the Integration award of the Bavarian Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.
  • La Ville de Montréal (Canada), the city’s largest employer, offers a unique internship program, the Professional Sponsorship Program (Programme de parrainage professionnel) that gives qualified newcomers the opportunity to put their education and training to work. In 2016, the City received the Award of Excellence (Public / Government Sector) from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation


  • Anne Güller-Frey, Transnational Coordinator, IQ Network MigraNet (Augsburg, Germany)
  • Nathalie Tellier, Employment Diversity Advisor, City of Montreal, (Montreal, Canada)

Technical Requirements: No cost to participate. You will need a computer with internet access and speakers. Pre-test System Requirements. Adobe Connect requires the Flash Player plugin, download version 11.9 or above to run.

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