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  • How multilingualism benefits Canada – by Ashani Ponnamperuma, Research and Partnerships Specialist, TRIEC. In today’s diverse society, multilingualism is becoming increasingly important. This morning’s Census release shows that 7.6 million Canadians speak languages other than English or French in the home. For perspective, this is greater than the entire population of the GTA. The Census […]

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  • An expanded version of this post appears on the Ontario Nonprofit Network blog. In 2015, TRIEC and the Ontario Nonprofit Network collaborated to deliver a four-month leadership development program titled Leading the Conversation: Inclusion in Non-profits. The program supports participants to increase diversity and inclusion in their organizations and develop their knowledge of best practices […]

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  • TRIEC seeks a highly motivated and strategic Director, Employer Engagement and Stakeholder Relations, who will seek to build stakeholder engagement in TRIEC’s work and TRIEC’s capacity to influence employers towards creating more immigrant-inclusive workplaces. In this leadership position you will develop strategic and operations plans that will build on our existing success and create new […]

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  • Are you interested in building your career in the non-profit sector? This summer, we’re hiring for two summer student positions. Click on the links to check out the full job description and details on how to apply. Program Assistant, PINs & Information Program Assistant, Operations Funding for these positions is provided through the Canada Summer Jobs […]

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  • The Economic Cost of Underemployment

    What is “underemployment” and could it be costing your organization? Ashani Ponnamperuma, Research and Partnerships Specialist at TRIEC, explains. In Canada, it’s estimated that underemployment and poor labor market integration of immigrants costs the economy billions in lost earnings each year. Studies show being over-educated and underemployed results in lower earnings, lower productivity and lower […]

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  • What do organizations mean when they talk about diversity and inclusion? How do these definitions affect how we measure diversity and inclusion in the workplace? Denise McLean, an experienced consultant in this field, is leading a research project with TRIEC that aims to answer these questions, and more. She tells us what they have found […]

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  • Assessing intercultural competence: Measurement is a powerful tool for building inclusive workplaces

    Measurement tools are often a key part of an organization’s diversity and inclusion strategy. They can help you identify were you are and prioritize areas for growth. There is a range of tools available for professionals working to create an inclusive workplace. One of these is the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)®, which focuses on intercultural […]

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  • TORONTO, May 23, 2017 – Scotiabank is giving a boost to new immigrants before they arrive in Canada through a three-year sponsorship to enhance CanPrep, a national pre-arrival program, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and delivered by JVS Toronto in partnership with TRIEC and other Canadian community organizations. CanPrep provides employment preparation […]

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  • In May 2017, TRIEC wrote to the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General of Ontario, about the Provincial Government’s proposed Bill 127 in Ontario. We strongly feel that if passed, this Bill will adversely affect immigrants with accounting backgrounds. The text of this letter is below. TRIEC has become aware that the Government of Ontario is drafting amendments to the […]

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  • The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) welcomes measures in the 2017 federal budget that will make it easier for high-skilled immigrant professionals to find employment in Canada. We congratulate the government for these measures and applaud Employment and Social Development Canada Minister Patty Hajdu, for her leadership in support of immigrant employment. We were […]

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