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MEDIA
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MEDIA
Frank Giustra dot com
DATE
Jan 31, 2019
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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.

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National Post
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Jan 29, 2019
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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

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CBC
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Jan 10, 2019
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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

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Toronto Star
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Sep 03, 2018
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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.

Programs & Events

Sectors:
All
Type:
Information session, Job search, Webinar
Organizers:
RSTP
Location(s):
Online
Start Date:
May 29, 2020
End Date:
May 29, 2020
Minimum CLB:
No minimum specified

Tips & Leads

Work Considerations for Newcomers with Disabilities

This post discusses work considerations and employment support for newcomers who have disabilities, whether unemployed or underemployed.

Searching for Jobs Online

Job boards Online job boards are search engines designed to filter through job openings. They can be very useful to gather information about companies that are hiring, the roles they are seeking to […]

Where to begin

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.

Preparing for “Month 13”

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.

Managing Expectations

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.