/R E P E A T -- Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council celebrates winners of the 2008 Immigrant Success Awards/

    Companies and leaders honoured for working with skilled immigrants

    TORONTO, Jan. 16 /CNW/ - The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council
(TRIEC) and RBC are pleased to announce winners of the 2008 Immigrant Success
(IS) Awards. Two companies and three individuals will be recognized at a
reception tonight, hosted by RBC.
    The IS Awards recognize organizations and individuals who demonstrate
promising practices in the integration of skilled immigrants in the labour
market, or who personally contribute to the career success of new immigrants.

    What:   IS Awards ceremony and winners reception

    When:   Monday, January 19, 2009
            5:00 to 7:00 pm

    Where:  RBC, Royal Bank Plaza, 200 Bay Street, South Tower, 40th Floor

    Who:    MC - Diana Swain, Host, CBC News at Six
            Keynote - Zabeen Hirji, Chief Human Resources Officer, RBC

    2008 IS Awards winners

    RBC Best Immigrant Employer Awards: Nytric Limited and CH2M HILL Canada

    Canadian HR Reporter Individual Achievement Award: Jane Lewis, Country
    Human Resources Manager, Procter & Gamble Canada

    CBC Toronto Business Leadership Award: Fiona Macfarlane, Americas Chief
    Operating Officer, Tax, Ernst & Young

    Toronto Star Immigrant Champion Award: Patricia O'Connor, Coordinator of
    Field Programming, Internationally Educated Social Work Professionals
    (IESW) Bridging Program, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing
    Education, Ryerson University

    For profiles of the winners and more information about the IS Awards,
    please visit www.isawards.ca.

    The IS Awards are presented by TRIEC and sponsored by RBC, with media
partners Canadian HR Reporter, CBC Toronto and the Toronto Star. For complete
details about the IS Awards and to view profiles of the winners visit

    About TRIEC

    The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) is working to
find solutions to better include skilled immigrants in the local labour
market, while at the same time helping organizations benefit from the skills
and talents immigrants bring with them to Canada. Since 2003, TRIEC has
facilitated collaboration among a diverse group of stakeholders including
employers, post-secondary institutions, employment service providers,
community organizations, regulatory bodies and all three levels of government.
TRIEC is finding solutions, ensuring action, and connecting partners in new
and unique ways. For more information on the work of TRIEC visit www.triec.ca.

For further information:

For further information: Or to RSVP, please contact Emily Mills at (416)
944-1946 x 282 or emills@triec.ca; Lillian Manea at (416) 944-1946 x 240 or

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