Cultivating a Sustainable Future

Career Edge Achievement Awards celebrate successes in socio-economic sustainability.

By Sydney Helland, Career Edge

For recent graduates and newcomers joining the Canadian workforce, finding meaningful work opportunities that align with their desired career path is a critical – albeit challenging – step towards becoming successful and prosperous members of Canada’s society and economy.

Recognizing the socio-economic significance of connecting the right talent with the right jobs, many organizations and individuals have demonstrated leadership and cultivated innovative employment solutions, allowing more people to make an investment in their career.

On June 5, Career Edge – a self-sustaining social enterprise – celebrated the achievements of those who have successfully launched or helped launch meaningful careers in Canada at its annual Achievement Awards ceremony.

Innovation for immigrant employment solutions
RBC has had a long-standing history of success with Career Edge, having hired over 600 interns from all three paid internship programs for recent graduates, recent graduates with disabilities, and internationally qualified professionals.

Building on this positive track record, RBC, in partnership with Career Edge, developed an innovative and inspirational solution to help their small and medium-sized business clients connect with high-potential, internationally qualified candidates that fit their employment needs.

The RBC-Career Edge (formerly Career Bridge) Associate Host Program gives small businesses a low risk, cost-effective recruitment option, while connecting newcomers with roles that commensurate with their level of skills and global experience.

So far, this innovative program has helped 24 interns re-launch their careers in Canada, which is what led to RBC being recognized as the first recipient of the Innovation Award.

Read more about the winners.

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