It has been reported that the biggest challenges of newcomers and immigrants is the lack of Canadian experience that hinders their opportunities to secure employment, and that newcomers lack an understanding of how to access the labour market.
Newcomers need: the knowledge of the Canadian work environment, the skills to find and apply for employment, and to be connected to local labour markets. To address these challenges, this Working Group will work to:
- Increase opportunities to appropriately connect employers and newcomers to employment and entrepreneurship
- Increase employers awareness of the benefits, incentives and other services available to hire newcomers
- Provide immigrants and newcomers information and training about obtaining and retaining employment