Refugee Yasha Ismailov, 35, owns two business, including an auto repair shop, in Charlottesville, Virginia. >> Automotive
Three years ago, Shoushi Bakarian was sitting in Lebanon, part of a family of four Syrian refugees facing an uncertain future with hopes of making a new start in Canada >> Automotive; Entrepreneurship
When we gave Nabil Al-Dabei a part time job on trial, we were instantly impressed with his skills. Now he is one of our best auto body mechanics. >> Automotive
Sometimes it's a long road from one job to the next. For auto mechanic Bala Khalas, it's led from a garage in Jordan to a car dealership in Dartmouth. Khalas is one of four recent immigrants who have just gone through the Bridge to Work program offered by ISANS. >> Automotive; Bridging
GM Canada pledged $50,000 to the Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees hosted by Community Foundations of Canada. The fund was established to provide housing, job training and skills development support for the 25,000 refugees who will be welcomed in communities across Canada in the coming months. >> Automotive
Like many skilled trades across Canada, the automotive repair industry is facing a talent shortage, as the rate of retirees is not being matched by the rate of new entrants. >> Automotive
Job opportunities for local delivery and courier service drivers are plentiful as long as the correct licences are held. Many jobs are entry level and job requirements in terms of skills and English language proficiency are not stringent. This sector includes a diverse range of employers and opportunities to work as either an employee or as an owner-operator.
Automotive service technician is a regulated trade in Ontario, requiring an apprenticeship or passage of a Trade Equivalency Assessment. This post includes descriptions of the types of work available, certification requirements, and training programs in the GTA.
It can be challenging for newcomers to find meaningful work in Canada. The ability to communicate in English (or French, for those settling in Quebec) will be one of the most important contributors to success. It will affect the chances of being hired, of being promoted, and of being certified or licensed in many fields.
An overview of the different types of training programs available to refugee newcomers in the GTA, some of which are specifically tailored for their circumstances and others of which are targeted to all newcomers, or to all Canadians. The include bridge training programs for internationally-trained professionals, apprenticeships for skilled trades, shorter training programs, and enhanced Language Training (ELT) with skills training.