Media Stories

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Chicago Sun-Times
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Feb 01, 2019
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A new fashion production co-op owned by refugee and immigrant women is in the developing stages. >> Manufacturing; Sewing; Entrepreneurship; Women

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Globe & Mail
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Jan 13, 2019
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The fourth-generation soap maker spent a quarter-century in business in Syria, making renowned Aleppo soap in the product's namesake city >> Manufacturing; Entrepreneurship

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The Christian Science Monitor
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Nov 16, 2018
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Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB), an international NGO, has started pilots in Canada and Australia to match a small number of refugees based in Lebanon and Jordan, applying to immigrate as skilled immigrants, with employment opportunities abroad. >> Engineering; IT (Information technology); Manufacturing

HEADLINEAre Refugee Employees Good Talent Source for Manufacturers? (Industry Week, May 24/18)
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Industry Week
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May 24, 2018
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When employers hire refugees they see lower turnover rates among refugees, and widen their pool of potential employees. In addition, many see overall improvements in the company, with their managers becoming more versatile as they adjust to working with a more diverse workforce. >> Manufacturing

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Globe & Mail
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Feb 04, 2018
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The shortage of skilled workers in Canada's industrial sector is reaching a new intensity, with many factory owners saying the lack of talent is hindering the growth of their companies. >> Manufacturing

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Global TV
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Jan 12, 2018
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Coming to Canada as a refugee often means leaving behind so much of what people cherished in their homeland. One Calgary newcomer thought he'd lost it all when he fled his war-torn country, but he's now carrying on an old tradition in his new home. >> Manufacturing

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Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
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May 30, 2017
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A 9-week program, in partnership with the British Columbia Alliance of Manufacturers, and funded by the BC-Canada job fund, provided training and a guaranteed job offer in the manufacturing sector. >> Manufacturing

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National Observer
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Mar 09, 2017
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From war-torn homes to manufacturing emergency kits for Canada's coast guard, Syrian refugees make the leap into the workforce. >> Manufacturing; Sewing

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Unpack Magazine
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Feb 01, 2017
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The story of a Syrian refugee newcomer who recently graduated from WorkLINC Manufacturing – a program at the Immigrants Working Centre for newcomers wanting to launch their career in Canada into the trades. Some are welders, others shoemakers, factory workers, and heavy equipment operators. All come highly skilled, eager to work in their field in Canada. >> Construction

Programs & Events

Sectors:
Food preparation and service
Type:
Mentoring, Training with newcomer focus
Organizers:
Food Processing Skills Canada
Location(s):
GTA-Central, GTA-West, GTA-North, GTA-East
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
4