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Expanded Partnership with RBC Royal Bank to Offer New Online Support for Job Seekers

Since May 2017, ACCES has expanded our partnership with RBC Royal Bank to include the development and delivery of a series of targeted webinars and online events aimed specifically at supporting newcomers to Canada and pre-arrival job seekers.

Using RBC’s experience and expertise in the financial industry, we are offering focused content to support new Canadians navigating the financial landscape in Canada. Online events are created to help job seekers learn more about the Canadian workplace, with featured topics such as Finding your Perfect Job in Canada, Career Paths in Banking, and much more.

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ACCES Employment North York Has Moved!

Visit our new, larger office located at 2001 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 201, North York Mj2 4Z8.

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ACCES is Now Offering Healthcare Connections – Alternative Career Opportunities for IEHPs

ACCES Employment will support Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals (IEHPs) through the launch of a new program called Healthcare Connections. This program will benefit IEHPs by offering alternative career options to those who have chosen not to pursue licensure in their respective professions at this point, or those who are exploring other ways to remain connected to the healthcare industry while pursuing accreditation. Healthcare Connections will assist newcomer professionals with a healthcare background to transfer to one of four alternative career options: Healthcare Supply Chain; Sales of Pharmaceuticals or Medical Supplies; Clinical Office Administration; and Self-Employment (in a healthcare context).

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World Refugee Day 2017: A Collaborative Response

Canada’s strong history of welcoming refugees was clearly demonstrated in 2016 with the ambitious and successful strategy to bring Syrian refugees to Canada. Our nation’s response to the global crisis resulted in more than 40,000 Syrian refugees arriving in Canada since November 4, 2015[1]. Here at ACCES, we have always played a role in helping refugees find employment, but in 2016 we faced the need to develop and deliver services tailored to the needs of this new client group.

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GTA Employers Come Together to Offer Employment Opportunities to Newcomer Professionals

Employers from across the GTA stepped forward to show their keen interest in hiring newcomer professionals including Syrian newcomers. These new Canadians are ready to build their professional network, secure meaningful employment and begin their new life in Canada.  On February 15th, 2017 employers and job seekers came together in Mississauga to make these important connections.

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Recent Media Coverage:

(July 27, 2017) Canadian Immigrant - On the job hunt: land your first job in Canada with these five tips

(June 20, 2017) BDC Internships: Breaking Down the Barriers to Refugee Employment

(June 20, 2017) [Interview] Construction Trades Program: Innovative Partnership for Refugee Employment

(June 7, 2017) Newcomer Job Fair hosted by ACCES Employment with TRIEC

(May 30, 2017) Toronto Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair

(May 23, 2017) ACCES Employment Deploys Vlocity to Digitize and Accelerate Immigrant Hiring

(May 9, 2017) Speed mentoring marathon in Toronto by ACCES Employment

(April 25, 2017) ACCES Employment’s World of Difference campaign raising money for newcomer youth

(Feburary 24, 2017) Spotlight on Success: Nathalie Zapata

(January 26, 2017) Spotlight on Success: Imane Sahir—Career Opportunities for a French-Speaking Newcomer in Canada

(January 4, 2017) How to Share Your Ideas in the Workplace

(October 6, 2016) Spotlight on Success: Hung Le—Showcasing Transferable Skills for Canadian Employment

(September 22, 2016) (French) Employment Opportunities for Francophone Job Seekers

(August 18, 2016) (Cantonese) ACCES Employment Services & Programs, OMNI TV

(August 7, 2016) Online Job Search Centre, Inside Toronto

(June 23, 2016) Premiers Highly Skilled Workforce – Final Report (Gov. of Ontario)

(May 18th, 2016) (Cantonese) 2016 Speed Mentoring Marathon – Virtual Mentoring

(May 18th, 2016) (Mandarin) 2016 Speed Mentoring Marathon – Virtual Mentoring

(May 17, 2016) Du Speed Mentoring® en français pour les nouveaux arrivants, L’Express

(May 16th, 2016) Speed Mentoring is Back, With New Virtual Speed Mentoring

(May 2, 2016) Business owners turn to Syrian refugees to fill job vacancies, Jason Tchir, The Globe and Mail

(March 21, 2016) Employment Summit aims to connect Syrian refugees to jobs, Dave Bennett, Newswire.ca

(March 11, 2016) February unemployment rate hit the highest in three years, OMNI Mandarin (ON)

(March 4, 2016) Canada’s best companies find strength in diversity Diane Jermyn, The Globe and Mail

(January 28, 2016) Accenture gives $1.4M grant to support ACCES Employment and help new Canadians secure jobs, Johnny Zhang, Canadian Immigrant

(June 2015) Newcomers have Places to Go for Support, Fannie Sunshine, Inside Toronto

(May 2015) ACCES' Speed Mentoring Marathon gives Newcomers Connections, Ali Amad, Canadian Immigrant Magazine

(January 2015) Give Smart: ACCES Employment, Katelyn Verstraten, Toronto Star