Canadian businesses help Afghan refugees by offering jobs, training, upgrading skills
Ottawa/IBNS: Recognizing the contributions of the refugees to the Canadian workforce, larger business employers across Canada stepped up their efforts to offer jobs to Afghan newcomers by providing them with the opportunities, skills, and work experience they need to be successful.
Working hard, the Government of Canada is trying to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible, with more arriving every week.
Securing meaningful employment for many newcomers is a critical step in their resettlement journey leading to their financial independence. Besides, Canada’s labour shortage eases while supporting our country’s post-pandemic economic growth by filling vacancies.
Incredible leadership in hiring newcomers has also been shown by small businesses across Canada. Immigrant & Refugee Services Association Prince Edward Island (IRSA PEI) on Prince Edward Island helps refugees who want to settle in smaller communities across the province.
A news release reported that Khaled Salar, an Afghan newcomer, was offered a highly-skilled job based on his years of experience as a project manager by SpryPoint, a Charlottetown-based company that creates cloud-based software shortly after his arrival in Canada.
Several small businesses including McCain Foods/Day & Ross, Maple Leaf Foods across Canada, Canadian Armed Forces, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police veterans; Amazon/Amazon Web Services across Canada are supporting the Afghan refugees by making several positions available to them, with training and upgrading their skills.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)