Learning about a career opportunity is often dependent upon who you know. TRIEC works with organizations serving skilled immigrants and cultivates relationships with local employers to broaden the employer’s candidate pool and make employment connections possible.

Sonny Jiang headshotSonny Jiang is one of the immigrants who found work this year through these connections. A software engineer with seven years of experience in China, he moved to Canada to be closer to the rest of his family. To network, Sonny joined the Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC), a TRIEC Council Member and professional immigrant network.

It was through CPAC that Sonny learned TRIEC had partnered with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), a leading global semiconductor design innovator. A strong believer in the benefits of a global workforce, AMD wanted to tap into immigrant networks to expand the company’s applicant pool and hire top talent.

Sonny attended an on-site career day hosted by AMD and after several rounds of interviews, received a job offer. “AMD has a good reputation and I see room to grow here,” says Sonny. “It’s a great environment and I really like the people I work with.”

Earlier this year, Sonny attended on-site language training classes over the lunch hour. He values this investment in his communication skills and the opportunities this holds for his future.