Employment and Labour Market Integration
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:
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.
Report - RBC Financial Group – presented at the 10th International Metropolis Conference
The report detailing the business case for diversity, ways to unleash the power of diversity and the role of cities includes recommendations for policy makers.
Report- Leading Growth Firth Series – Ministry of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
The report showcases several companies successful in improving their effectiveness and efficiency through involvement of talented, highly skilled and professional newcomers.
Join business colleagues and potential clients from across sectors within your local North York neighbourhood for an evening of stimulating presentations, discussions and networking.
When: February 28, 2012 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Columbus Centre, Sala Caboto South, 40 Playfair Ave
Who: Business Executives, HR Managers, Marketing Gurus