TORONTO, Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 – The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) was pleased to welcome two delegations from Germany with Minister Hubertus Heil, the Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs and Prof. Dr. Lars Castellucci, Member of Parliament and acting head of Committee for Interior Affairs and Community.

TRIEC Interim CEO Debroy Chan speaking to two delegations from Germany. Image courtesy BMAS (Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales).

During their visit, the delegations met with TRIEC representatives and learned about the organization’s programs and services, and how they could be adapted to the German context. TRIEC’s expertise in immigrant employment and inclusion has been recognized by organizations and governments worldwide, and the visit from the German delegation is a testament to the importance of sharing best practices and experiences across borders.

“We were honoured to meet the German delegation and share our knowledge and experience in workplace immigrant inclusion,” said Debroy Chan, TRIEC’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. “TRIEC is committed to ensuring that all immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area have the opportunity to participate in the labour market fully, and we believe that by working with international partners, we can create more inclusive communities.”

The visit by the German delegation included meetings with TRIEC staff and partners, as well as visits to local businesses that have successfully integrated immigrants into their workforce. The delegation also had the opportunity to hear directly from employees and learn about the challenges they faced in finding employment in Canada.

“Employers play a crucial role in ensuring the success of immigration policies in any country. This visit at TRIEC was an important opportunity for us to exchange experiences and to explore ways to improve the integration of immigrants into the German labour market,” said Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. “We believe that cooperation between government, support services, employers and labour unions can create a more inclusive society for everyone.“

“Regulating immigration well and reconciling arrival and living together WILL decide whether we can maintain our prosperity in Germany. We want to become a better integration country and look forward to exploring suggestions that we received on our journey”, said Prof. Dr. Lars Castellucci, Member of Parliament and acting head of Committee for Interior Affairs and Community.

TRIEC is a non-profit organization committed to building more inclusive workplaces and helping immigrants achieve their full potential in the Canadian labour market. Since its inception in 2003, through its partnerships with employers, service providers and other stakeholders, TRIEC has helped more than 29,000 skilled immigrants find meaningful employment in the Toronto region. For more information, feel free to contact Rohit Singh, Manager, Content and Media Relations, at