Canadian HR Reporter

December 11, 2017 CAN

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PM40065782 RO9496 December 11, 2017 page 11 INSIDE Top 25 HR Professionals Congratulations to Canada's top human resources practitioners — we pro le the winners, showcasing their challenges and successes on the job Age discrimination Manager hoped 62-year-old worker would soon retire page 5 Disruptive talent In drive for innovation, disruptors are top recruits page 8 Valuing bene ts Make sure your bene ts are not lost on employees page 15 Biko Beauttah, founder and chair of Trans Workforce, at the job fair she organized in Toronto on Nov. 20. About 15 employers were on-site. Credit: Sarah Dobson Job fair focuses on transgender community Parks Canada, Armed Forces. Indigo among employers on-site BY SARAH DOBSON THE transgender community was in the spotlight recently at a job fair held in Toronto. About 15 employers took part, promot- ing their brands and employment opportunities. e one-day event was orga- nized by Biko Beauttah, founder and chair of Trans Workforce. "I'm a trans woman of colour in this world, just trying to make a living and life for myself, but then there are these obstacles, systemic obstacles that are constantly re- vealing themselves as roadblocks to my success," she said. "And I didn't like how they felt, and so I decided — after trial and error and being frustrated, basi- cally sticking in the same place with nothing happening — I de- cided I'd have to throw myself a job WE > pg. 7 Government plans to boost immigration Levels to rise as labour force growth slows down BY MARCEL VANDER WIER WITH Canada facing the pros- pect of a growing number of re- tirees over the next decade, the federal government has unveiled a plan to increase immigration lev- els to help the country's workforce transition. In November, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen an- nounced an ambitious three-year immigration plan aiming to boost levels to one per cent of the coun- try's population by 2020. Canada is looking to welcome 310,000 new permanent residents next year, followed by 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020, hop- ing to spur innovation while sup- porting the nation's labour market needs in the face of slowing work- force growth and an aging popula- tion, he said. In 2016 and 2017, the govern- ment's immigration target was 300,000. About 60 per cent of the increase is in the economic cat- egory, with the remaining 40 per cent dedicated to family and hu- manitarian needs. " is historic, multi-year, im- migration levels plan will benefi t all Canadians because immigrants will contribute their talents to sup- port our economic growth and innovation, helping to keep our country at the forefront of the global economy," said Hussen. Canada's approach is in stark contrast to other countries, he said. " ere are more and more coun- tries that are closing their doors to people. ey're closing their doors to talent, to skills, and yes, to those who are seeking protection from persecution," said Hussen. "We are emphatically and un- apologetically taking the opposite approach. We welcome the inno- vation, the innovative perspectives, the entrepreneurial spirits, and the unique skill sets of skilled new- comers. Immigration stands to be an economic diff erence-maker for Canada, both for our current needs but also in the long term." e federal government has set the table; now, it's up to Canadian employers to invest in the process AGING > pg. 6 New labour report promises new perspective ADP data goes up against Statistics Canada BY SARAH DOBSON FOLLOWING in the footsteps of its contingent in the United States, ADP Canada is now releasing la- bour market information for Can- ada on a monthly basis. e company is measuring total non-farm payroll employment de- rived from the anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP Canada, looking at about 2.2 million workers. " e quality, quantity and the real-time nature of our sources and information, the methodol- ogy, provides us a unique per- spective on the movement in the labour market, one which will help businesses, governments, economists, analysts, research- ers, academics and anyone who's interested in workforce trends to gain a better understanding of what is happening in the Canadian job market," said Holger Kormann, president of ADP Canada, at the launch event in Toronto. Working in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, ADP's re- port is looking to align with em- ployment numbers published by the Statistics Canada payroll MEANT > pg. 2 tune up your finances with 1800+ savings opportunities financial well–being tone up with up to 50% off gym memberships physical fitness zen out with 300+ Health & Wellness partners mental wellness 1.866.383.6646 ext.202 Find out more... © Copyright 2017 Venngo Inc. All rights reserved. WorkPerks ® is a registered trade-mark of Venngo Inc. V1_20171123 An award winning Venngo program is a core element of a complete compensation and benefits strategy. it's a lot more than discounts

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