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Northforge Innovations Awarded 2020 Employer Excellence Award from Hire Immigrants Ottawa

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Northforge Innovations, Inc., an expert software consulting and development company, has been awarded the 2020 Employer Excellence Award from Hire Immigrants Ottawa (HIO). The HIO recognized Northforge’s innovative workplace policies and practices in the recruitment and integration of skilled immigrant employees. Launched in 2006, the HIO initiative was created as a response to a growing need to identify and address barriers and challenges employers face in attracting, hiring and integrating skilled immigrants into the labour force.

The annual award is based on the judgement of an independent selection committee made up of Human Resource executives from the National Capital Region. It was presented to Northforge at today’s Employer Council of Champions Summit at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

“Northforge is honored to win this award from HIO as it reflects a strategic decision we made in 2013 to search globally for the best and brightest,” said Paul Gasparro, co-founder of Northforge Innovations. “Thanks to the Canadian immigration policies and the efficiency of the immigration authority, we have successfully recruited people from around the globe who have made significant contributions to Northforge.”

“We’re proud to have the unique opportunity to hire talented individuals from around the world to make Northforge a very diverse workforce,” said Brenda Pastorek, President and Chief Operating Officer of Northforge Innovations. “We value the high level of technical expertise they bring to our teams, and in turn, we help them grow in their careers in a culturally-rich work environment.”

About Northforge Innovations

Northforge Innovations is an expert software consulting and development company focused on enabling its customers to realize the promise of 5G networks. We help customers reduce time-to-market as well as bringing innovation and quality to their network infrastructure products and services. For more information, visit