An estimated 500 refugees, most from Africa, came north to Sudbury in recent months because the wait list for social housing was much shorter than in southern Ontario. Immigration system still working during the pandemic, but much slower than before... Experiences of two newcomers in the fields of personal support worker and security described. >> COVID-19-related; Health care; Security.
Toronto-based WeWorkingWomen, a group of Chinese entrepreneurs and businesspeople fills an education gap for Chinese newcomers and has built a community of like-minded women who can reach out to each other for support. >> Entrepreneurship
The North Bay Skilled Newcomer Career Loan program (SNCL) program provides newcomers with the financial support and flexibility to explore jobs in their sector while highlighting both the skills and talents newcomers bring with them to new communities, and the systemic barriers newcomers face to labour market integration. >> Loans
A Syrian refugee newcomer pursuing her Master’s degree in Kitchener gets support from a professor who was, himself, a refugee from Vietnam in the 1970s.
When he moved to Canada three years ago, a Syrian pilot struggled to find a job. Now he helps newcomers get employed as quickly as possible. To help them overcome obstacles facing newcomers, he co-ordinates a wage subsidy program at the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. >> Newcomer support; Settlement
A short video about a Syrian refugee newcomer, who opened a store, Our Sock Shoppe, with the support of entrepreneur and private sponsor, Jim Estill, in Guelph. >> Retail; Entrepreneurship
The federal government is planning to overhaul an immigration program designed to help newcomers find work and adjust to life in Canada which, despite having its budget nearly tripled in 2015, is being used by fewer than 10 per cent of immigrants.
The Calgary-based retailer of cinnamon buns meets directly with job candidates through volunteerism, an approach that supports job seekers and the company's recruitment needs. >> Food preparation and service; Restaurant; Retail; Job search
With a diploma and more than15 years of experience as a barber in Iraq, Benjamin Gbo's dream is to open his own shop in Toronto to support his family. But he can't even cut anyone's hair in a salon without a hairstylist licence in Ontario. >> Hairstyling
With the arrival of thousands of Syrian refugees in the area since late 2015, the demand for fresh pita and other products at Adonis has spiked. The additional staff Adonis has hired since the fall of 2015, mostly from Syria, in the face of demand for pita and other popular items, has also helped to support the community by providing employment and utilizing the skills Syrian newcomers bring to Canada. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail