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The integration of internationally trained workers into the Canadian labour force is an issue that impacts on all stakeholders in the Canadian economy. Recognizing their common stake in this issue, many organizations have come together and formed partnerships and coalitions to address the issue.
Links for some of these are provided below.
Niagara Region Immigrant Employment Council (NRIEC)
Ottawa’s Internationally Trained Workers project in OttawaThis project has brought together different stakeholders in the Ottawa region to develop a strategy, Hire Immigrants Ottawa, to facilitate the accreditation and integration of internationally trained workers into the Ottawa economy. The strategy includes the formation of an Employer Council of Champions with four sector specific working groups in public service, finance, IT, and health committed to implementing solutions to the barriers around integrating skilled immigrants into the labour market.
Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)This council was established in September 2003 to promote the integration of immigrants into the Canadian labour market. TRIEC’s stakeholders include employers, labour, occupational regulatory bodies, post-secondary institutions, assessment service providers, community organizations and representation from municipal, provincial and federal governments. TRIEC initiatives include:
Funded by the Government of Canada's Foreign Credential Recognition Program.
Funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program
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