Media Stories

HEADLINE
MEDIA
DATE
EXCERPT
HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
May 03, 2018
EXCERPT

Khaled Al Hilal, owner of Al-Hilal Meat Shop in Halifax, runs his business while juggling English classes on the side. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEThe smell of home (Globe & Mail, Aug 25/17 – re Adonis.)
MEDIA
Globe & Mail
DATE
Aug 25, 2017
EXCERPT

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

HEADLINEScarborough companies hiring Syrian refugees
MEDIA
Toronto dot com
DATE
May 03, 2016
EXCERPT

In Scarborough, 3-D Exteriors, a landscaping company, hires a dozen Syrian refugees, while Marche Adonis has hired 55. >> Food preparation and service; Landscaping; Retail

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Mar 01, 2016
EXCERPT

On any given day, when shoppers walk into Adonis Supermarket, they will likely be greeted by a recently arrived Syrian refugee. Since Canada opened its doors in November to resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees, the Middle Eastern grocery chain has brought many of them onto its payroll in Quebec and Ontario, including several dozen at its two Greater Toronto locations, at Warden and Eglinton Aves., in Scarborough, and its sister store in Mississauga. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail

Programs & Events

Sectors:
All
Type:
Job search, Training for those experiencing barriers, Training with newcomer focus, Women
Organizers:
Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre
Location(s):
GTA-Central, GTA-East, Toronto-central
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
Not specified
Sectors:
Hospitality
Type:
Work-specific language training
Organizers:
CultureLink, Hospitality Workers Training Centre
Location(s):
GTA-Central, Toronto-central
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
4

Work to Consider

Catering

A look at the catering sector, the potential for newcomers to establish or work in a catering business, regulatory and certification requirements, and the availability and value of social enterprise programs and commercial and community kitchens.

Food Processing and Production

A look at the many options available to newcomers in the food processing and production sector, including paid employment and opportunities for entrepreneurship.

Restaurants and Quick Service

An overview of jobs available in the restaurant industry including the types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking requirements; regulation and certification; training opportunities; apprenticeships; and a job market outlook.

Retail sales and customer care

An overview of job opportunities in retail sales and customer care in the GTA, with discussion of occupations in this sector; types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking requirement; training programs available; and stories in the media about refugee newcomers working in grocery, restaurant, and gas station retail.