Work Ready: CLB Resources for Counselling, Hiring, and Working with Internationally Trained Individuals


ISBN 978-1-897100-26-4

Work Ready: CLB Resources for Counselling, Hiring and Working with Internationally Trained Individuals (ITIs) (also referred to as simply Work Ready) is a collection of language-based tips and resources for employment counsellors and human resource (HR) professionals, to facilitate the successful employment of internationally trained individuals (ITIs).

Work Ready is divided into five sections:

  • Section I contains general information about Work Ready, the Canadian Language Benchmarks, language assessment and Essential Skills.
  • Section II contains information relevant to counsellors as they work with ITIs in the pre-employment stage.
  • Section III contains information for HR professionals and employers on hiring and retaining ITIs.
  • Section IV contains case studies of employment-based projects where ITIs have received training to help them work successfully in Canada.
  • Section V contains additional resources.

CCLB has created tools for professionals in the employment sector (community and social services sector), HR/recrutement, settlement, and education and training who work witholder immigrant workers and immigrants preparing to work in non-regulated skilled or semi-skilled occupations. The communication tools are: Case Studies, Tools for those working with mature workers and Tools for those working with immigrants preparing to work in non-regulated skilled or semi-skilled occupations. These tools are only available online and can be found at the bottom of this page in PDF format.


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