There are many organizations that contribute to the improvement of immigrant employment in the Toronto Region. We count several of them as our partners and as members of our Council.
The Career Bridge paid internship program, operated by Career Edge Organization, is a response to Canada’s labour market demand for internationally qualified professionals who are eager and qualified to work in their professional fields in Canada. Career Bridge internships are paid mid-level professional positions with flexible terms of 4, 6, 9 or 12 months in a broad spectrum of non-regulated business functions including HR, marketing, engineering, IT, finance, sales and project management. Over 1,650 internationally qualified professionals have participated in the Career Bridge internship program. TRIEC works closely with Career Bridge to present internships to employers that are ready and have suitable opportunities.
About Career Bridge registrants:
- 61% of Career Bridge registrants possess a Masters degree or higher.
- 79% of Career Bridge registrants have at least 5 years relevant work experience in their fields.
- have been pre-screened for English language business communication skills, education credentials, work experience relevancy and legal entitlement to work in Canada.
As of September 1, 2010, Career Edge Organization has provided 10,000 internships through its three internship programs.
CASIP – Consortium of Agencies Services Internationally-trained Persons
The Consortium of Agencies Serving Internationally-trained Persons (CASIP) is comprised of eight community-based employment organizations and community colleges that have worked together since 1998 to enhance service delivery to skilled immigrants in the Toronto Region. CASIP agencies also work closely with employers providing pre-screened, job-ready candidates and job posting services – at no cost to the employer.
CASIP works closely with TRIEC to connect immigrants to meaningful employment. Through partnerships, TRIEC and CASIP have achieved the following:
- Matched mentors and mentees through The Mentoring Partnership.
- Initiated a coordinated network to better connect immigrants to employment opportunities.
- Availability of post-hire integration support for skilled immigrants through Achieving Success in the Workplace curriculum.
- Delivered a series of sector-specific CASIP job fairs, providing employers with a broad introduction to the skills and talents of immigrants across the GTA.