Employer Success Stories - Refugees

[Interview] Construction Trades Program: Innovative Partnership for Refugee Employment

LiUNA! Local 506 serves a diverse group, and considers itself one of the most multicultural unions in North America. The Syrian refugee population represented an untapped talent pool, and LiUNA! responded to their specific needs through an innovative partnership with ACCES Employment to create a program that would meet labour market demands, while providing a pathway to employment for Syrian refugees.

Siemens and the City of Erlangen Tap Refugee Talent with Internship Program, Training both Newcomers and their Colleagues

Engineering multinational Siemens piloted a training program for asylum seekers in a small German town. A triple win program, the initiative is being scaled from 10 to 100 placements across Germany.

Onboarding newcomers is about more than banking at RBC Royal Bank

Arabic-speaking staff at RBC’s Moncton branch began as critical resources introducing Syrian families to Canadian banking. But as Kirk Dudtschak writes, the staff’s roles quickly extended far beyond and into the community, to onboarding the newcomers to life in Canada.

Interview with Nomz CEO Jana Al Zaibak on Hiring a Refugee Workforce

Based in Toronto, Canada, Nomz is a rapidly expanding business, selling nutritious and delicious snacks. Hire Immigrants spoke to founder Jana Al Zaibak about her experience leveraging refugee talent.

Refugee Talent Pipeline Fills Positions at Nomz

Entrepreneur Jana Al Zaibak credits her employees with her business success. They’re driven, contribute their expertise and ideas, and are passionate about their work. Another thing they have in common? They’re all refugees.

Idea We’re Watching: “Project Ahlan” has Australian Restaurants Readying to Welcome Syrian Refugees

The owners of Almond Bar restaurant are partnering up with local chefs, restaurant owners, and immigrant serving agencies in Sydney, Australia, to welcome Syrian newcomers with training and job opportunities.