Last week, NWPB participated in the #ImmigrantsWork live twitter chat on immigrant inclusion in the Canadian workforce. You can learn more about the ongoing #ImmigrantsWork campaign from our partners at WES Canada.
Niagara Workforce Planning Board, with partners across the country, is excited to participate in the #ImmigrantsWork campaign. Leveraging the collective voice of a national coalition, we are able to share stories, resources and curate a collection of tools to support rebuilding Canadian businesses with immigrant* inclusion in mind.
As we all know, we are in challenging times. However, opportunity lies in this moment to set and build the workforce we would like to see: one that is inclusive and, in particular, one that appreciates the skills, education, and experience that immigrants can bring to the labour market.
We are working with a national coalition to promote this goal through the #ImmigrantsWork campaign. The campaign will:
- Raise awareness of the previous, current and future contributions of immigrants to Canada’s economy
- Ensure employers are thinking about immigrant talent sources as they plan their recovery strategies
- Provide employers with practical information and tools for an immigrant inclusive recovery
Immigrants comprise one-quarter of Canada’s labour force—the majority of whom are skilled and educated. As we re-build and re-hire, we need to ensure that no one is left behind while we recover.
Join the Discussion
The actions we take now will create the workforce of our future. Join the discussion on social media by following the hashtag #ImmigrantsWork and share a success story or helpful resource for immigrant inclusion. Help us build the immigrant-inclusive economy we wish to see.
The #ImmigrantsWork campaign will be led by national coalition members:
- Immigrant Employment Council of B.C. (IEC-BC)
- Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC)
- Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC)
- Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)
- Niagara Workforce Planning Board (NIEC)
- Hire Immigrants Ottawa
- Halifax Partnership
- World Education Services Canada (WES Canada)
If you have any questions about this campaign, or how to get involved, please contact campaign lead, Devon Franklin.
*For the purposes of this campaign, the term immigrant is used to describe all residents in Canada that were born outside of the country. This campaign is not intended to advocate for one specific group of immigrants, but rather, all immigrants to Canada.
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This briefing note continues NWPB’s ongoing efforts to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting local job demand.