We are working on developing a list of current services and programs that could be used by new Canadians from Syria in Toronto North, their sponsors and service providers. We hope to complete this resource by early January and present it at the info session & fair for service providers and sponsors. Please stay tuned for more details on that. We also hope to get a better understanding of what information and/or training you might need to effectively serve newcomers from Syria.
Employment and Labour Market Integration
Several previous studies have suggested that growth of the Canadian labour force will soon rely entirely on immigration. Dr. Michael R. Bloom, Vice-President, Industry and Business Strategy at The Conference Board of Canada, in his presentation at the 2015 Canadian Immigration Summit, April 13-14, 2015, estimated that by 2035, Canada will need 350,000 annually to meet its workforce needs.
The directory details employment support services that are available to Temporary Foreign Workers, International Students and Caregivers.
The Toronto Employment & Social Services in partnership with Local Immigration Partnership (North Toronto LIP), Employment Ontario, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO), Labour Education Centre (LEC), Skills for Change (SFC), and Centre for Education and Training (CET) collaborated to implement a workforce development strategy to bring employers and local area job seekers together in filling the ongoing employment opportunities available.
This video on benefits of hiring newcomers was developed by a group of collaborators from employment agencies with the support of Toronto North Local Immigration Partnership.
On March 28 Toronto North LIP held an All-Council meeting. The Toronto North Settlement Strategy and Action Plan were unveiled and well-received. We had great conversations about how to embark on implementing the Settlement Action Plan and we had a chance to learn about changes to the immigration system that could affect your services and ability to support newcomers through their settlement process.
For more information, please see the enclosed: