ACCES Employment and RBC Announce Partnership to Help New Canadians Settle in Faster
Finding employment tops priorities for newcomers to Canada
July 18, 2018: For newcomers arriving in Canada, finding employment is amongst their top priorities with 64% ranking it in the top five*. When starting a new life in a new country, newcomers generally worry about where they’re going to live, adjusting to a new life and settling in to all of the nuances that come with immigrating. Getting a head start is the key to success – to alleviate stress and start day one in control. To help newcomers adjust to their new life, ACCES Employment and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) today announce a partnership to assist newcomers find employment.
ACCES Employment’s 2018 World of Difference Campaign in Support of Newcomer and Refugee Youth
ACCES Employment hosted nearly 100 guests at our 2018 World of Difference fundraising event in support of newcomer and refugee youth. This year’s fundraising campaign will aim to raise $100,000 to support newcomer and refugee programs, events and customized services at ACCES Employment. These much needed services will help newcomer youth to overcome the numerous barriers they face when looking for work in Canada. Newcomer youth arrive in Canada with diverse backgrounds, skills sets and needs. ACCES’s youth programs are designed to meet those diverse needs.
Starbucks Youth Networking Series
ACCES Employment has launched a new event series, sponsored by Starbucks Foundation to help support Newcomer and Refugee Youth. The series is designed to provide youth with expert advice on networking and building their connections to find employment and launch their careers. The events focus on helping newcomers with their networking skills including: how to make a meaningful introduction, engaging in conversation, being aware of body language, and how to effectively follow-up with employers.
Entrepreneurship Connections Program Expansion: A Big Success
ACCES Employment’s Entrepreneurship Connections program has recently expanded to reach newcomer entrepreneurs in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Eight newcomer entrepreneurs graduated from the program in January 2018 and are now planning to launch their own business in Canada. The graduation event was an exciting day, featuring business pitches, a panel of industry experts whom provided feedback and advice, and a Speed Mentoring® event that gave participants a fantastic networking opportunity with local business mentors. Speakers for the day included: Allison Pond, President & CEO, ACCES Employment; Kari Cheyne, Manager of Strategic Initiatives, MAGMA; and Marie Christine Gingras, Business Centre Manager, BDC, Moncton.