Resources for Supporting Newcomer Employment

Employment-Related Resources for Settlement Workers

Toronto West LIP Employment Flyer Bank – updated every Wednesday

SettlementAtWork Wiki – Settlement & Employment

Employment Services:  A self-directed online training course for Settlement workers

Newcomer Employment Needs Assessment:  A tool for Settlement workers

Resources for Employment Workers

Sector specific approaches to job development
This is an article from The Canadian Journal of Career Development (2013)

Immigrant Talent Employer Resource Map 
This directory of resources, services and programs for employers was developed by TRIEC, the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.

Online chat room for Job Developers
This chat room for Job Developers on the Contact Point website is open for discussion on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Programs and Strategies

The Mentoring Partnership for International Professionals

Professional Immigrant Networks

#CdnImm Event on Professional Immigrant Networks

Assessing and Integrating Foreign Credentials

The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC)

World Education Services Online Degree Equivalency Tool

International Qualifications Network

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

Addressing ‘Canadian Experience’ Requirements

Beyond Canadian Experience

Ontario Human Rights Commission
policy on removing the ‘Canadian experience’ barrier

Self Employment Supports and Programs for Entrepreneurs

Inventory of Self Employment Programs and Resources – April 2013
An inventory of programs in Toronto offering support to entrepreneurs and individuals looking to start small businesses.

DIY: Immigrant Entrepreneurs are Doing It for Themselves – July 2013
Findings of this study (funded by Metcalf Foundation, and produced in partnership with Public Interest) are based on a review of literature on immigrant needs and program models to support immigrant entrepreneurs, as well as interviews with 100 immigrant entrepreneurs and several service providers. The research indicates that increasingly,  immigrants are starting small businesses due to challenges they face finding traditional employment, as well as to supplement their household income.

Organizations and Associations

Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council

Promising Practices:  Connecting Educated Professionals with Sector-Appropriate Employment
Report by the Toronto Workforce Innovation Group

Cities of Migration – Good Ideas in Integration in Work