Many employers recognize that there is tremendous potential to diversify their workforce’s talent and increase their institutional skills and knowledge by hiring immigrants to fill vacancies. However, they should also remember that for their organizations to realize the most benefit, they must appreciate some of the
difficulties internationally trained workers encounter as they resettle. Employers with a better understanding of these challenges can offer more tangible support to help immigrant workers integrate into their organizations, succeed in their roles, and settle into their new country. Often, immigrant employees will have an easier transition if they also learn about some of the typical practices and nuances they will experience in North American workplaces. It is important to
remember that there is not just ‘one’ immigrant experience.

On behalf of your Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program (NSLAP) provider, Homewood HealthTM is pleased to provide the following newsletter: “Immigrant Employees Settling in North America“.

If you have wellness questions, or are looking for wellness information, visit the NSLAP website at For more information and support, along with resources and counselling involving immigrant employees, register with Homewood Health™ Please note that NSLAP is your “company” name when you register, and your Invitation Code is NSB931

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