All it took was a three-minute conversation on the phone. Just three minutes to convince me that such a seemingly simple idea could have such a potentially huge impact on thousands of refugees.
This was the third application process the government has tried since the Liberals were elected in 2015, and every year, people complain it isn’t fair
Syrian refugees who settled in Edmonton struggled with learning English and finding employment, whether they were sponsored privately or by the federal government, says a University of Alberta researcher. >> Sponsorship
As of the end of June, officials said there are still 16,736 sponsored Syrians — 12,663 under private sponsorship, 3,626 by the federal government, and the rest supported jointly by both — waiting to be processed. Another 2,779 are in the final stages of getting their permanent resident visas to start a new life here.
This post discusses work considerations and employment support for newcomers who have disabilities, whether unemployed or underemployed.
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When and what to talk about, including: pre-arrival, within a sponsorship group; and with the newcomer soon after arrival; when formulating a plan; when preparation for a job search begins; and after a first hire.
A discussion of when and how to prepare for Month 13, in terms of employment following the end of a formal private sponsorship agreement. Also included is a discussion of Ontario Works financial support and clawbacks and of Child Benefit payments.
Talking through unrealistic work expectations, including with regard to the search and application processes, licensing/accreditation requirements, compensation levels, climate factors, transportation issues, English proficiency requirements, vacation, employee and employer rights, and workplace culture.
An explanation of what employment service providers do and the variety of services they offer; a list of the most frequently-mentioned employment services and other non-profit organizations in the GTA which help refugee newcomers prepare for, and find, employment; eligibility to use an employment service; and how a private sponsor or other volunteer can help a newcomer select an employment service and then collaborate with that service.