The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has many programs and services to help new immigrants and youth find jobs, yet unemployment and under-employment among these groups remain stubbornly high.

The Intergovernmental Committee for Economic and Labour Force Development is launching a report that seeks to better define the reason for this state of affairs, identify the models that have been successful in matching the right talent to the right jobs and suggest next steps for governments, on April 24. Chair of ICE Committee Enid Slack will moderate the event where Matthew Mendelsohn, Director of the Mowat Centre is the key note speaker.

The panel of speakers includes Margaret Eaton, Executive Director of Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, Maya Roy, Executive Director of Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto, Azim Lila, a youth speaker and Josh Hjartarson, Vice President, Policy and Government Relations, Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Please register at for the event.