Offer or Decline the Position
Making sure that plain language is used, either to offer a job or to turn a candidate down, is key to their understanding.
Canadian immigrants are better educated than non-immigrants. They are much more likely to have a university education than Canadians born here: 36% have at least a bachelor's degree, compared to only 22% of native-born Canadians.
Offer them the job
Immigrants may not be familiar with common Canadian employment terms. Consider adding a plain English description to more technical phrases. For more information on plain language writing, visit the Center for Plain Language.
“A skilled immigrant was offered a job and told he was on the “graveyard shift”. Thinking it meant working in a graveyard, he did not accept the offer!” BC HMRA focus group
If the candidate has skills you need, but is weak in key areas, suggest a course of study which would increase their chances next time. This is a quick and risk-free way of developing a pipeline of quality candidates.