Stepping out of Ontario will give you a glimpse of how small communities bring together retainers and attract them. Most of the time, immigrants tend to move to metropolitan cities in Canada. Due to which the rural communities deal with a tough time in filing their labor markets through immigration.
With the Immigrant Futures project, it offers diverse ideas on how to attract the customers and newcomers in the Canadian rural communities. With the collaboration of Ryerson University, it curates the platform where the Good Ideas will be available publicly.
Alongside, the Immigrant Futures have nearly curated 50 community initiatives that rendered help to the newcomers in successfully settling in Canada.
In this blog, today we have mentioned down the Ontario cities that made it to the list. Without further ado, let us scroll the blog!
The first community group is Hamilton which has partnered with multiple community groups against hate crimes. Even though the campaign ended it is still active with the hashtag #HamiltonForAll.
- Owen Sound
Remember the influx of Syrian Refugees in 2016. A local couple launched a school name Arden Language Centre that helps newcomers in learning English. Besides, the center also hosts social events and help newcomers to gel up in the community.
- Peel Region
The newcomer center of Peel and Ontario Association for Community Futures Development organized the Rural Employment Initiative to help the unemployed immigrants in finding the work for the respective field.
The Ottawa New Health Center offers primary healthcare services to the arrived immigrants. They also provide interpretation and other health navigation services.
- North Bay
Those immigrants who are coming to North Bay can opt for a loan up to $5,000 to help with the training and certification courses through the Skilled Newcomer Career Loan Program. One can repay the loan over a timespan of three years with an interest of 7 percent.
- Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay is a part of the Rural Northern Immigration Program. Alongside this, Thunder Bay has also implemented the Job Search Engine that helps in connecting immigrants to employers in the Northeast region of Ontario.
The New Canadian’s Center in Peterborough launched the Newcomers Kitchen in 2016. With this initiative, it was meant to provide opportunities and entrepreneurial skills to the women. Alongside this, it also teaches English. The Newcomers Kitchen continued for almost two years. Now it provides training in food handling and safety.
The major cities of immigration gave a green signal to the Toronto based organizations. Toronto’s Scadding Court Community Center started Business Out of The Box that helps in launching the entrepreneurs their business out of shipping containers.
The CEO of Danby Canada, Jim Estill sponsored 50 Syrian refugee families. In addition to that, he also volunteered an organization structure to help the families to settle. He went ahead in making a 90-day program called Ease in Canada that helps employees getting the job on basis of their skills and expertise. Also, it teaches the job language training and business skills support.
The WE Value Partnership program will provide numerous online tools that help them in connecting with the local community. By doing so, it will boost the opportunity of succeeding in the community.