Hiring Diverse Refugee Talent: An Overlooked Opportunity

Date and Time

Starts:01/17/2024 12:00 PM

Ends:01/17/2024 1:00 PM

Registration Closes:01/16/2024 5:00 PM

Event Type: Webinar

1 CPD Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Free

Non-Members: $30 + taxes

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Additional Information

Event Sponsor

This webinar will cover & provide updates on inclusive human resource practices and considerations, as well as ways to tap into new talent pools by recruiting and hiring refugees. The session will address the challenges and barriers faced by refugees during the recruitment process, recruitment practices that recognize a wide range of skills and talent, and how refugees contribute to economic success.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn practical ways that best-in-class organizations have re-tooled their hiring/retention processes to integrate hiring of refugee talent
  • DEI advantages and community engagement benefits of integrating refugee talent within your organizations
  • Becoming aware of and tips to remove unconscious bias while pipelining qualified talent from overlooked individuals from marginalized groups

Who should attend this program?

HR Professionals

Managers & Leaders

Business Leaders

Program Agenda:

  • (10 minutes) Jumpstart Refugee Talent: benefits of hiring refugee talent & tips to be aware of during intake/onboarding process
  • (25 minutes) Fireside chat with HR/DEI executive at EQ Bank: how culture and hiring process enabled successful hiring of refugees
  • (25 minutes) Chief Scientist at Knockri: Case study on how organizations can re-tool their hiring process to be more inclusive of talent from marginalized groups and QnA


If you wish to donate to Jumpstart Refugee Talent kindly use this link Donate | Jumpstart - Refugee Talent (jumpstartrefugee.ca)

Registration Difficulties/Questions: Please reach out to the Professional Development team at Professionaldevelopment@hrpa.ca

Speaker bio(s)
Darrell Pinto, Senior Executive

is a senior executive who has honed his strategic consulting and people-focused leadership in Toronto, New York, London and Shanghai at companies spanning private and public financial markets, pharmaceuticals, media and non-profits. He is currently Director of Employment at Jumpstart Refugee Talent where he leverages his extensive corporate relationships to create a pathway to meaningful employment for refugees.

He thrives in situations where he can combine solving big problems through design thinking and his capacious commitment to volunteerism and community building is rooted in his belief that that we are all stronger if we can find ways to help each other be our best. He has served on the boards of several non-profits and was a previous co-chair with Senator Ratna Omidvar the national Refugee Jobs Agenda Roundtable, a working coalition of 150 Canadian organizations collaborating to find meaningful jobs for refugees. He is host of a national talk show on the New Canadians TV platform on issues related to inclusion, immigration and multiculturalism.

Darrell came to Canada as an international student, earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy/History from Western University and his MBA from the Rotman School of Management.