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Company: Irving and Atlantic Canada

company: Employees in its giant IT centre come from 14 different countries and make up 11 per cent of the staff, according to The Chronicle Herald. There are scores of foreign-born workers in its forestry, trucking and manufacturing divisions, but the company has never before set up a department dedicated to their needs. Irving, Atlantic Canada's largest private company, has been recruiting overseas for a long time. Irving launched a centre of excellence in immigration at the beginning of 2018 because it knows that the labour shortage in Atlantic Canada is poised to go from tough to devastating. The company will hire more than 8,000 people over the next three years. Jim Irving, CEO of J.D. Irving Ltd., chats with IT staff from Russia, Ukraine, Nigeria and India at his company's headquarters in Saint John, N.B.J.D. Irving Ltd. ( As reported in the news.