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.
Employment and Labour Market Integration
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.
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Pathways to Employment in Canadian Mental Health - bridge training program designed for internationally-trained psychologists and allied mental health professionals by the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto and community-based mental health and settlement organizations. For more information, please visit: http://www.bridgingprograms.org/index.php
List of Resources to Support Newcomer Entrepreneurs
This Guide was developed for empoyers that understand the business case of tapping into international talent, are engaged and/or interested in engaging in the newcomer hiring and retention process.
Service and Resource Directory – Toronto Board of Trade
A listing of services and supports that help employers evaluate foreign credentials, access bridging, mentoring and apprenticeship programs, collect best practices on retaining and integrating skilled immigrants.
Guidebook – Citizenship and Immigration Canada, The Alliance of Sector Councils
A ‘how-to’ guide for employers seeking to hire and retain newcomers, it includes tips on preparing for a diverse workforce, finding internationally trained staff, credential assessment and more.