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