New Canadians may have had job titles and earned credentials that don’t line up with what we recognize in Canada. That doesn’t mean they don’t have the skills and experience you’re looking for. When assessing applications look beyond the labels and try to un-package the candidate’s skills. What machinery can they operate? What kind of tools have they worked with? What have they helped to construct?
Once you understand their skill set you can see where they fit into your projects, and what training and accreditation would get them working to their full potential.
“When you un-pack a candidate’s skills you often find a lot that’s relevant to our sector”.
– Paul Mitchell, Provincial Manager, STEP