One of the most urgent needs of every newcomer is to find a job as soon as they can so they are able to sustain themselves and their families.
The Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto (MNLCT) – a settlement agency located in the DUKE Heights BIA that offers a range of services to newcomers – is hosting the Opening Doors Job Fair, an event aimed at helping newcomers integrate into the Canadian labour market. The event is supported by DUKE Heights BIA, through a sponsorship as well as connections to local employers, as part of their mandate to aid area businesses and tap into the growth potential of the community.
This year’s event is scheduled for August 29, 2019 from 10am to 2pm at the National Event Venue at 1000 Finch Avenue West, North York. It will be the 3rd of its kind and will feature up to 20 employers, with an opportunity for newcomer jobseekers to meet and interact with prospective employers and to showcase their skills and talents.
Registration is FREE through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mnlct-opening-doors-job-fair-tickets-65051248034.
Shelly D’Mello, the Executive Director of MNLCT says, “the Centre created this Job Fair to help newcomers find meaningful work in Canada”.
“We know that immigrants face many barriers to finding meaningful work here in Canada – they need to get credentials recognized, to learn a new language and culture, to identify employers who are hiring, and they need to do all of this with social and professional networks that aren’t yet as fully developed as they were in their home countries. We created this event to give newcomers a chance to tackle some of these barriers in a supportive environment, to grow their networks and their confidence – and to know that there is a good job out there for them, that they can achieve their career goals.” Says D’Mello.
For more information, visit the event page on the MNLCT website: http://mnlct.org/openingdoors.