The International Talent Acquisition Centre (In-TAC) celebrates another year of success

The International Talent Acquisition Centre hosted its 6th Annual Appreciation Gala – ‘Express Entry to Integration’ on Thursday, April 23rd, where Ottawa’s business leaders, community stakeholders, government representatives and newcomer graduates of In-TAC’s programs, gathered to celebrate another year of successful partnerships and collaborations.

The gala, held at the National Arts Centre, was an evening to celebrate and recognize the success of the talented internationally educated professionals (IEPs), who are now actively engaged in the Canadian workforce; IEP’s such as Joseph Ghaith, a business analyst and accountant and this year’s winner of In-TAC’s outstanding client Star Award. Joseph is leading by example; not only did he attend all of In-TAC’s employment training programs with a perfect attendance record, Joseph also donated his time and talents to develop one of three program modules that will support other newcomer professionals in accessing accounting simulation training faster. Joseph’s commitment, determination and generosity of spirit landed him a position as a Business Compliance Coordinator for a publicly listed Ottawa based software company.

The gala was also an opportunity to acknowledge In-TAC’s over 400 employer partners who recognize top talent and know that diversity and inclusiveness offer tangible business benefits; employers such as Kivuto Solutions Inc., a local company that champions the hiring of immigrants to build its own diverse, multicultural talent teams to help serve their expanding international client base. To date Kivuto has hired over 20 internationally educated professionals from the In-TAC talent pool from over 15 countries.

In-TAC recognized the community stakeholder partners who through their generous funding and support allow In-TAC to offer a comprehensive range of employment services.

Eight outstanding individuals and organizations were presented with following awards:
1. Capacity Builder Award (Kivuto Solutions Inc.)
2. Inspiring Mentor Award (James Nguyen)
3. Award of Excellence (Stephanie Lachman-Doucet)
4. Ambassador Award (Rudi Mangulabnan)
5. In-TAC Award 2015 (Harris Computer Systems)
6. Strategic Partner Award (Immigrant Services Society of BC & Immigrant Services Calgary)
7. Star Award (Joseph Ghaith)
8. Media Award (Lucy van Oldenbarneveld)

Prominent guests included the Hon. Costas Menegakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Dr. Jonathan Sowah, President and CEO of AstraQom Inc., Stan Xavier, CEO of inBay Technologies, Bruce Lazenby, President and CEO of Invest Ottawa, Lorraine Dyke, Associate Dean, MBA Sprott School of Business, and Kevin Wennekes, CEO of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and CBC’s own Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, Master of Ceremonies, who graciously emceed the evening and was the proud recipient of In-TAC’s first Media Award.

In his congratulatory speech, Parliamentary Secretary Costas Menegakis offered his appreciation of In-TAC’s programs stating that, “tonight we will not only recognize the importance of partnership in ensuring the success of newcomers, we will also celebrate excellence in ensuring our immigration system works in the best interest of all Canadians”.

The evening, with over 200 guests in attendance, was made possible thanks to In-TAC’s generous sponsors; Kivuto Solutions Inc., CPA, Industrial Alliance, Investors Group, Harris Computer Systems, Smart Cell Communications and inBay Technologies, as well as our media sponsors McCarthy Media Group and Profile Imaging.

It was an evening to celebrate the strategic partnerships that have developed between In-TAC, national community organizations, employers, mentors and clients, that facilitate a much faster integration of internationally educated professionals who help grow the Canadian economy.

In-TAC 國際人才交流中心於2015年4月23日在渥太華國家藝術中心成功舉辦了第六屆In-TAC年度答謝晚會。此次晚會的主題是 “快速融入主流社会”。晚會上,渥太華地區的商界領袖、各個社區服務機構的負責人、政府代表以及In-TAC的畢業學員們歡聚一堂,共同慶祝各方成功合作又一年。

晚會表彰了在In-TAC順利完成培訓課程並正積極投入到加拿大勞動力市場的國際專業人才。今年In-TAC的優秀學員之星獎的獲得者是商業分析師和會計師Joseph Ghaith先生。Joseph去年不僅以全勤的記錄參加了所有In-TAC的就業培訓課程,還投入了大量的精力和時間為In-TAC開發出了一套會計實操模擬訓練程序,為其他學員在會計實操模擬訓練方面提供了強而有力的支持,幫助學員們更快地掌握會計實操技能。在In-TAC的幫助下,Joseph通過自己的不懈努力,在渥太華一家上市軟件公司成功地得到了業務協調員的職位,全面负责企业并购的业务协调,得到了移民後的第一份滿意的專業工作。

In-TAC也借此次晚會對In-TAC的400多名企業僱主合作伙伴表示了深深地謝意。僱主們慧眼識英才,充分意識到人才多元化和企業包容性為自己的企業所能帶來的巨大益處。與In-TAC有著長期合作關系的僱主Kivuto是一家渥太華當地的IT公司,他們通過僱佣新移民國際人才,建立起自己具多樣性和多元文化特色的人才隊伍,滿足了他們日益擴大的國際客戶群,Kivuto迄今為止已通過In-TAC僱用了20多名來自超過15個國家的國際專業人才。

晚會上,In-TAC對各個社區服務機構的合作伙伴們一直以來的有力支持表示感謝,是他們的一路相助使In-TAC能為客戶提供更好的全方位就業服務。

In-TAC當晚還為做出傑出貢獻的個人和機構頒發了八個獎項以資鼓勵:
1. 能力建設獎 Kivuto公司
2. 行業導師獎 James Nguyen先生
3. 傑出教師獎 Stephanie Lachman-Doucet女士
4. 合作大使獎 Rudi Mangulabnan先生
5. 2015 In-TAC獎 Harris Computer Systems公司
6. 合作伙伴獎Immigrant Services Society of BC & Immigrant Services Calgary
7. 明星學員獎Joseph Ghaith先生
8. 媒體傳播獎 Lucy van Oldenbarneveld 女士

出席此次晚會的嘉賓包括公民及移民部長議會秘書Costas Menegakis先生,AstraQom公司總裁兼首席執行官Dr. Jonathan Sowah先生,inBay Technologies首席執行官 Stan Xavier先生,投資渥太華(Invest Ottawa)總裁兼首席執行官Bruce Lazenby先生,卡爾頓大學Sprott商學院副院長Lorraine Dyke女士,加拿大先進技術聯盟(Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance)的首席執行官 Kevin Wennekes先生,以及加拿大廣播電視台著名主持人Lucy van Oldenbarneveld女士。 Lucy主持了晚會,並榮獲媒體傳播獎。
議會秘書Costas Menegakis先生在賀詞中說:“今晚,我們不僅要對In-TAC建立的各方合作伙伴關系對新移民成功融入加拿大社會所起的關鍵作用給予認可,我們還要慶祝我們的移民政策行之有效,並且符合加拿大全體人民的整體利益”。

眾多的贊助單位為這場有200多位嘉賓的晚會慷慨解囊,In-TAC借此機會對他們表示衷心的感謝:Kivuto Solutions Inc., CPA, Industrial Alliance, Investors Group, Harris Computer Systems, Smart Cell Communications,inBay Technologies, McCarthy Media Group,Profile Imaging。

當晚,我們共同慶祝In-TAC成功建立起與全國的社區組織、僱主、行業導師和新移民的戰略伙伴合作關系,加速了新移民專業人士融入加拿大的勞動力市場,為加拿大的經濟作出積極的貢獻。