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.
Links to information resources for newcomers wanting to start their own businesses. Includes an outline of various programs offered in the GTA to help newcomers start a business. There is link to sources of financial support and numerous stories reported in the media about refugee newcomers having started their own businesses in Canada.
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.
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.