Top Employer for New Canadians
Nordion was named one of the Best Employers for New Canadians for 2011. Awarded by Mediacorp Canada Inc., editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, the Best Employer for New Canadians designation recognizes the nation's best employers for recent immigrants.
Nordion is a recipient of the designation for promoting immigrant employment in Canada to other employers, advising internationally-trained jobseekers in person at networking events, and working with community organizations to help internationally-trained professionals find employment.
Nordion embraces diversity as an integral component of the success of our business, and our workforce represents many different backgrounds and perspectives. We are an equal-opportunity employer that promotes diversity through our participation in a number of progressive initiatives, including but not limited to:
Hire Immigrants Ottawa
Hire Immigrants Ottawa is a community-based initiative made up of employers, immigrant agencies, and employment agencies and other groups who aim to create more employment opportunities for immigrant jobseekers.
Nordion is an inaugural member of Hire Immigrants Ottawa's Employer Council of Champions, a team of employers dedicated to promoting the idea of hiring immigrants within their firms.
Y's Owl Maclure Co-operative Centre
Y's Owl Maclure Co-operative Centre helps provide day time opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. In collaboration with Y's Owl Maclure, Nordion employs and celebrates the achievements of these individuals.
In 2008, Y's Owl Maclure nominated Nordion for the Citizen's Advocacy Employer Award, recognizing individuals and organizations that have had a positive impact on people with disabilities.
Multicultural Achievement Program for Learning Employers
This initiative, sponsored by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, provides 12-week internships for recent newcomers to Canada.
This nationwide program brings together employers and recent immigrants to create employment opportunities for immigrants in Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver.