Increasing the connectivity for foreign immigrants with employers to provide better work opportunities to them, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council also known as TRIEC launched a new website last month to help the people coming from other parts of the world to connect with job opportunities. Canada have been launching a number of web portals and websites helping immigrants with their studies and work related queries but
this time it is launched at a much closer level. The professional immigrant network website launched by Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council is financed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Scotiabank.
Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council’s program development manage Racquel Sevilla have said that this newly launched Professional network website for immigrants is for the employers who wants to have a broader pool of talent. The website will help to raise awareness of immigrants and will provide them with a number of professional skills. It will also collaborate with several immigrant networks in Toronto who are already working with industry and cultural job roles. He also said that the main motive behind introducing this new website is to “force connections between immigrants, employers and community agencies”. It also aims at advancing
Job opportunities among immigrants. Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council have been working with people immigrating to Toronto from past many years to help them mingle and develop in the local labour market. The data given by immigrant job networks during a survey done in 2009 showed that there were total 70 groups similar to this working within the area of Toronto. The website launched by TRIEC have a number of features including a directory which let users search anything they want to know, success stories by individuals who have availed similar opportunities earlier and have succeeded in them, a calendar giving the details about every ongoing or upcoming event and brief details about every single community groups among the existing 32 groups and agencies involved in this network. The program development manager at TRIEC explained that it has been observed a number of times that immigrants do not access the settlement and employment programs simply because they do not even know that such programs are existing to help them in a better way. These immigrants do not go through these programs and stop firstly in their own communities which are called the natural gateways. Adding to this, he also said that TRIEC is constantly working with these groups of immigrants to aware them about the right and relevant information so that they continue working easily at good speed.
Charles Achampong, TRIEC’s manager of corporate and stakeholder relations said that, “As more small companies in Toronto start to realize the benefits of hiring skilled immigrants, it has become easier for them to find jobs here”. The website, as also said by Racquel Sevilla, is a very good initiative to help the employers and immigrants connect with each other. Also it opens up the channels of communication between job seekers and job providers along with giving them the right entropy and it is just a click away.