Media Stories

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MEDIA
DATE
EXCERPT
HEADLINETheir work is keeping Canada safe. But they earn a fraction of the national average
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Mar 31, 2020
EXCERPT

Not specifically about newcomers, but very applicable... From food processing to warehouses to delivery services, the workers deemed essential to maintaining the country’s vital supply chain are significantly more likely to be low-wage and racialized compared to the rest of the labour market, according to new statistics from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

HEADLINEHelp Wanted: Grocery Stores, Pizza Chains and Amazon Are Hiring
MEDIA
New York Times
DATE
Mar 22, 2020
EXCERPT

Surging demand for critical products has created an immediate need for more workers, forcing some companies to alter normal hiring practices. >> Retail; Warehouse; COVID-19-related

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MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Mar 19, 2020
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The closure of many retailers, public spaces and services as the country self-isolates for the foreseeable future is putting so much pressure on those companies still operating that many say they have to hire to keep up. Companies Ltd.and Shoppers drug Mart are among those hiring. >> Pharmacy; Retail; Warehouse; COVID-19-related

Programs & Events

Sectors:
Supply chain management
Type:
Bridging
Organizers:
ACCES Employment, OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation), Sheridan College
Location(s):
GTA-West, Mississauga
Start Date:
November 9, 2020
End Date:
December 18, 2020
Minimum CLB:
7

Work to Consider

Manufacturing

Often, the term “manufacturing” conjures images of large factories where employees work on an assembly line to piece things together, such as fabricated metal products, machinery, and automobiles. Given the diversity of products and production methods, there are many different jobs within the manufacturing sector.

Tips & Leads

Jobs with Limited English: Tips and Advice for Newcomers

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.