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Gigantic Mentoring Event
MBOT is Recruiting!
MBOT Resolutions Passed
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  Gigantic Mentoring Event for Newcomers!



Monday, November 26, 2012 

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Location in Mississauga TBA


Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) program ITS in Mississauga will host a gigantic mentoring event for newcomers/skilled immigrants... and business volunteers are needed to participate! Share your knowledge, expertise and provide advice to skilled newcomers in our community.


100 volunteers needed!


Included in the event:

  • 100+ newcomers/skilled immigrants will be in attendance
  • Space for organizations who participate to display promotional material
  • FREE admission for newcomers to attend MBOT's Mississauga Business Xchange event (same day) 
  • Light refreshments & Appetizers at MBX event 

For more information please contact Steven Isidori at 905-273-6151 ext. 38 or sisidori@mbot.com by November 16, 2012.


 MBOT Policy Committee Recruiting New Members


Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) is looking to recruit new members to join our Policy & Government Affairs Committee.


If you are interested in learning more about this committee or joining, please contact Sheldon Leiba, President & CEO at sleiba@mbot.com or call 905-273-6151 ext. 27

CCC AGM Passes Two MBOT Policy Resolutions



Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) President and CEO, Sheldon Leiba and 2012 MBOT Chair, Grant Clark attended the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's (CCC) Annual General Meeting September 22-24, 2012 where 30 new policies were submitted.  


Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) submissions, which were both passed, include:
  • Improving the Accuracy and Timeliness of the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program
  • From Innovation to Commercialization - An SME Strategy

Read more on the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's past and present policy resolutions/advocacy. 

 ITS in Mississauga: Leveraging the Talent of Skilled Immigrants in Your Workplace

Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) program ITS (Internationally Trained & Skilled) in Mississauga hosted "Leveraging the Talent of Skilled Immigrants in Your Workplace" at Living Arts Centre, Mississauga.  Read More 






For more information on ITS in Mississauga please visit www.itsinmississauga.ca

 Hiring and Working with Skilled New Canadians


"We hire for skills, but fire for behaviours."  


This is the opening statement of a workshop on recruitment and selection for managers at a multinational company.  


Most HR professionals will agree it represents the reality in many situations. Hiring and working with new Canadians is especially challenging because behaviours are culturally based.  


What is considered acceptable behaviour in one culture may be unacceptable in another. Read More  

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