Wins for commitment to hiring new Canadians
MARKHAM, ON, April 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Huawei Canada, a leading information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today was honoured with the RBC Immigrant Advantage Award during the 6th Annual Immigrant Success Awards hosted by the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and RBC. The prestigious award recognizes organizations that best demonstrate the positive business impact of leveraging the talents of skilled immigrants.
Huawei Canada was chosen as the winner of the 2012 RBC Immigrant Advantage Award due to the emphasis it places on hiring skilled immigrants who have past experience working with Huawei technologies in other countries. In a highly competitive job market where Huawei is competing against better known technology companies for talent, brand awareness and loyalty is typically stronger among employees from abroad versus local professionals. With employees from 35 different countries, skilled immigrants have contributed significantly to strengthening Huawei's position as a leader in the Canadian ICT sector.
"Winning the RBC Immigrant Advantage Award is a great honour for Huawei," said Sean Yang, President of Huawei Canada. "Our continued success in Canada would not be possible without the skills and experience that our diversified workforce bring to the company. We truly believe we represent the best of what Canada has to offer, and we are proud of our unique team."
Since establishing its Canadian operation in 2008, Huawei has grown its employee base to more than 400 people. Currently, there are approximately 300 employees at Huawei's Canadian headquarters in Markham, Ontario. Since opening in 2010, Huawei's Ottawa R&D facility has grown to 125 researchers and engineers, with plans to double in size by the end of 2012.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Huawei has operated in Canada since 2008, and now employs over 400 people. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.
About TRIEC and the Immigrant Success Awards
TRIEC creates and champions solutions to better integrate skilled immigrants in the Greater Toronto Region labour market. The Immigrant Success Awards recognize employer leadership and innovation in recruiting and retaining skilled immigrants in the Toronto Region. Now in its 6th year, the awards have recognized 29 employers and individuals, highlighting effective practices in immigrant integration.
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