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Monday, October 22, 2012

York University launches bridging program for internationally educated HR Professionals

HRSDC forecasts future shortage of skilled HR workers

TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - York University has launched a bridging program for internationally educated human resources (HR) professionals to help skilled immigrants fill the gaps between their credentials and what is required to land a position in their profession in Canada.

The program launch addresses an anticipated need given a recent Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) report that predicts there will be a shortage of human resources professionals over the next 10 years (Canadian Occupational Projection System 2011 Projections: Imbalances Between Labour Demand and Supply 2011-2020).

"There is an anticipated future gap for trained HR professionals as baby boomers retire and an obvious solution is to create the ability for talented professionals who are immigrating into the country to address that shortage," says Parbudyal Singh, Professor of Human Resources Management at York University. "York's bridging program will help immigrant HR specialists get the Canadian experience and designations required to gain meaningful employment in that field."