Recent posts on our website:
- Links in the “Women” section of “Getting started” about career choices and training for newcomer women, including specialized programs offered by ACCES Employment, COSTI, Woodgreen, Rexdale Women’s Centre and Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto.
- Links in the “Private career colleges” section of “Getting started” to find training programs that are available, while also providing some background on the success rate of such businesses in preparing newcomers for employment.
- More links to resources for Starting a Business. You’ll find checklists, guides, answers to commonly asked questions, some sources of funding, and information on some programs to help newcomers get started.
- Links to external websites about work to consider in agriculture,/farming, auto mechanic, carpentry, construction trades helpers, drywalling and plastering, early childhood education, electrician, food handling, food trucks and carts, handyman, painting, personal support worker, plumbing, roofing, sewing, truck driving and welding.
- Links, in the “Success stories” section to stories about newcomer employment and start-up businesses in the fields of auto repair, financial services, food processing and retail, importing, and manufacturing.
- Links to tips for employers, including a toolkit for recruiting and welcoming newcomers;
- Immigrant Access Fund – loans to cover licensing and training for tradespeople, skilled workers and professionals.
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On this site, private sponsors, volunteers, refugee newcomers, and professionals will find:
- Best practices, advice, and useful information to help plan and execute employment strategies;
- An overview of opportunities in various work sectors worth considering;
- Employment-related success stories that will inspire; and
- Background information on the refugee newcomer and private sponsorship communities.
Top posts on this site:
- When and what to talk about
- Cultural and religious sensitivities
- Elements of an employment strategy
- Defining “success”
- Preparing for “Month 13”
- English vs. work in the first year
- Syrian refugees in the GTA by category of support and local area of settlement
- Is a job in landscaping right for you?
- Dealing with unrealistic work expectations
- Role of an employment service
- Helping a newcomer select an employment service
- Number of private sponsors of Syrian refugees in the GTA
- Sponsor collaboration with an employment service – Dos and Don’ts
More content to come
This website is still under development, with much more content to come. As we continue to expand our coverage, we’re looking for feedback and invite your suggestions, corrections, and stories to share.