About Us

About Us

The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) is a multi-stakeholder council that brings leadership together to create and champion solutions to better integrate skilled immigrants in the Toronto Region labour market.

Founded by Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance in 2003, TRIEC is taking action on the underutilization of skilled immigrants’ education, talent and experience. TRIEC believes that by bringing all stakeholders together through a council – employers, regulatory bodies, professional associations, educators, labour, community groups, government and immigrants – we can develop local and practical solutions.

We help employers and immigrants find solutions. We connect companies to programs that can help them better recruit and retain immigrants; we develop and distribute learning tools and curriculum; and we help immigrants build their professional connections through mentoring and professional immigrant networks.

TRIEC is determined to make change in our city. We build awareness of the value of the immigrant talent pool through media, awards and events; we work with government on public policy; and, we bring together partners to find new solutions.

Over 70 partners have come together on our Council, including close to 40 employers. The Council is led by RBC’s Gordon Nixon and Zabeen Hirji. A small staff carries out day-to-day work and a diverse board of directors oversees that work.

Our Vision

A Greater Toronto Region that prospers by fully engaging the contributions of skilled immigrants.

Our Mission

Create and champion solutions to better integrate skilled immigrants in the Greater Toronto Region labour market. To achieve this goal, TRIEC focuses on three objectives.

Our Objectives

  1. Lead employer culture change
  2. Reach and empower more skilled immigrants
  3. Be an outstanding organization for today and tomorrow
Learn more about these objectives in TRIEC’s 2014-2017 Strategic Plan.









2012/2013 Sponsors

Manulife Financial
Steam Whistle

TRIEC’s charitable registration number is 84902 9863 RR0001.

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