Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
Businesses in Canada help Afghan newcomers find jobs
The government of Canada announced on May 13, 2022 that Canadian businesses demonstrated incredible leadership in hiring Afghan newcomers.
Businesses across Canada provided employment for Afghans, and help them be financially independent, and eased Canada’s labour shortages. In addition, McCain Foods/Day & Ross, Maple Leaf Foods, Commissionaires, and Amazon/Amazon Web Services have identified positions open to Afghan refugees in many cities across Canada, such as Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, and Halifax.
Moreover, on Prince Edward Island, the Immigrant & Refugee Services Association Prince Edward Island (IRSA PEI) started to help refugees who want to live in smaller communities settle across the province.
Over 500 service providers are funded by the government of Canada to provide resettlement and settlement supports to newcomers.