Support for Canadians helping refugees find the best work possible

Getting started

When to begin discussing work plans; balancing English and work; dealing with expectations; using the sponsor network; understanding cultural differences; collaborating with an employment service.

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Work to consider

A deep dive into potential employment sectors to explore with newcomers. Pros and cons; job titles and descriptions; entry requirements; training programs available; hiring prospects for newcomers; specialized English vocabulary.

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Success stories

What does success look like? What's a good first job? How sponsors have made a difference. Sponsors helping to find work. Sponsors creating jobs. Sponsors collaborating with an employment service.

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Refugees

Where are these newcomers coming from? How many are there? Where do they live? What skills and education do they have? How many have private sponsor support? What special challenges do they face?

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Sponsors

What's special about private sponsorship in Canada? Who's a private sponsor? How many are there? How can sponsors and other volunteers help newcomers find and succeed at work? How can I become a private sponsor or a welcome group volunteer?”

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