Immigration already accounts for almost 100% of Canada’s labour force growth. 5 million Canadians are set to retire by the end of the decade. One way to fill these gaps is to promote the hiring of newcomers.
Creating pathways for equal and accessible employment for all new Canadians will help:
Our research indicates that many employers are open to the idea of hiring newcomers. Even so, employers face challenges including:
Along with pressures of settling including housing, healthcare, and getting connected with cultural supports, newcomers face difficulties gaining fair employment. Some of the employment barriers newcomers face include:
A collective effort is needed to better support employers and newcomers to work together to achieve better employment outcomes that benefit all.
Learn more in our latest brief Equitable Employment for Immigrants – A Win-Win For All
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