August 17, 2016

Vancouver tech company offers paid internships for Syrian refugees

CBC news

Finding work in a new country can be a challenge for anyone — especially refugees.

That’s why Globalme — a local company  specializing in technology and language — is hoping to help Syrian newcomers get a head start.

Marketing manager Erik de Vries told Stephen Quinn on CBC’s The Early Edition the company has three paid internships available for Syrian refugees.

The company worked with MOSAIC — a local immigrant services agency — to get matched up with skilled Syrian refugees.

De Vries said the company is a welcoming place for any newcomer, especially since 80 per cent of its workforce is from overseas

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