About this Webinar:

Understanding how recruiters assess and hire immigrant talent is essential for employment agencies and higher education institutions to help newcomers succeed in the Canadian labour market.

In this webinar, Canadian human resources (HR) professionals will provide insider tips and insights into their recruitment processes to support employment and career counsellors in preparing immigrants for job interviews.

Gain Insights Into:

  • The skills and competencies hiring managers are seeking
  • New interview formats utilized by recruiters to identify suitable candidates
  • Interview preparation strategies to complement employment counselling



Devon Franklin

Manager, Knowledge Mobilization & Partner Development, WES Global Talent Bridge

Devon manages the development of key partnerships with stakeholders related to the integration of skilled immigrants and refugees in Canada. Through partnerships, Devon seeks to build the capacity of Canadian organizations to improve the employment outcomes of newcomers. Devon holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts in Immigration and Settlement Studies from Ryerson University.


Kristin McGeehan

National Talent Acquisition Manager, Day & Ross

In her current role, Kristin manages all talent acquisition efforts. A large part of her role is managing the immigration program at Day & Ross, with a focus on international recruitment and onboarding. This program is specifically tailored to attract skilled international workers to Atlantic Canada. It also helps newcomers smoothly transition into their new career and community. Kristin holds a Bachelor of Recreation & Sport Studies, Health and Wellness, from the University of New Brunswick.


Elizabeth Bolton-Lim

Diversity Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada

With close to 15 years of diversified experience in commercial lending, Elizabeth is well acquainted with the trials and tribulations of Canadian entrepreneurs. Throughout her career, she has successfully married her business know-how with her passion for creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and community. Elizabeth supports diversity and inclusion communities within BDC and she also mentors newcomer entrepreneurs through ACCES Employment’s Entrepreneurship Connections program.

The views and opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of World Education Services (WES).