Newfoundland newcomer employment resilience network

Highly trained newcomers to Canada with work experience in professions such as IT, research, oil and gas, or finance will benefit from this network. COVID-19 has greatly impacted the labour market for these newcomers in the above regulated/non-regulated professions. The Newcomer Employment Resilience Network NL (NERNNL) network will provide employment support and engage stakeholders, professional organizations, regulators, employers, and training providers to maximize newcomers’ existing skills while developing the resilience sought by employers today and in the future. The network will foster collaboration and knowledge exchange across all 3 levels of the skills ecosystem (individual, organizational, systemic) to improve career pathways and foster new insights for immigrant professionals.

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Future Skills Centre is investing $247,920 in this 2-year project. This initiative addresses this gap in Canada’s employment and skills development landscape. AXIS Career Services, the employment division of the Association for New Canadians, aims to engage relevant stakeholders, professional organizations, regulators, employers, and training providers to strategically enhance the resiliency of these individuals and ensure job/economic recovery during this shock. Through targeted mentoring, industry specific training workshops, networking events, individual online training, and ongoing skills enhancement sessions, this new network will ensure that newcomers in identified sectors maximize their existing skills while enhancing the skills and resilience needed by employers today and in the future. The network will foster collaboration and knowledge exchange to improve career pathways for immigrant professionals.

Evaluation Strategy

This project is evaluated using tools and approaches aligned with its goals, context, and stage of development. The evaluation focuses on generating the right evidence at the right moment to move the intervention forward. Read more about our evaluation strategy.

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