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Launch of the Ottawa Non-Profit Employer Engagement Project

March 31, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

World Skills Employment Centre will support non profit organizations to enhance their capacity to attract and retain new talent, while assisting internationally trained professionals to compete successfully for positions in the non profit sector.

 

Ottawa, March 31st, 2017World Skills Employment Centre is excited to receive funding from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration to launch the Non Profit Employer Engagement Project. This project is part of the Ontario Bridge Training Program for Internationally Trained Individuals and is designed to strengthen the capacity of 50 non profit organizations (small, medium and large) in the Ottawa region to enhance their ability to recruit, hire, onboard and retain internationally educated individuals.  The project will support 40 internationally trained to gain employment commensurate with their skills and experience and /or to secure a mentorship opportunity.

With over 40,000 registered charities and non-profit organizations, the non-profit sector is a major employer across Ontario, providing over 600,000 Ontarians with employment (ONN-2012).  The Non Profit Employer Engagement Project will identify employers who want to collaborate with World Skills Employment Centre and increase their capacity to easily find talent from the candidate talent pool. To meet program objectives, World Skills will develop tools and resources to help employers gain a competitive edge in hiring and retention.  A portal will be established to enable employers to quickly access candidate profiles and to post mentorship and employment opportunities. Joint networking opportunities will also be created for employers and internationally trained individuals to connect personally.

“We believe that the Non Profit Employer Engagement Project will create knowledge and awareness regarding internationally trained individuals as qualified hires and increase the brand awareness of the Non Profit employers who will be engaged in the project. “ said Mengistab Tsegaye, Executive Director of the World Skills Employment Centre today at the launch of the new program.

Please click below to connect with the Non Profit Employer Engagement Project

Employers:
http://ottawa-worldskills.org/employers/nonprofit-sector/
Internationally Trained Individuals:
http://ottawa-worldskills.org/for-immigrants/nonprofit-employment/

About World Skills Employment Centre

World Skills is a registered charity and a recognized leader in responding to the needs of the local labour market while promoting the skills and talents of immigrants.

Since 1997, World Skills provides employers with access to a local pool of talent from around the world and has strong partnerships with more than 100 Ottawa employers. Over 20,000 internationally trained professionals have benefited from World Skills services in the past 10 years.

Charity Registration Number: 871616603RR0001

An Ontario Bridge Training Program for Internationally Trained Individuals

Funded by:

Ontario

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Yasir Naqvi, MPP with Mengistab Tsegaye, Executive Director of the World Skills Employment Centre, and Magdalene Cooman Director, Employer Engagement at the launch of the new Ottawa Non-Profit Employer Engagement Project.

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2 Responses to “Launch of the Ottawa Non-Profit Employer Engagement Project”
  1. Mostafizur Khan says:

    It is well known to all, Worlds Skills is a recognized leader in responding to the needs of local labor market in promoting the skills and talents of the immigrants. I wish all the best of the Non Profit Employer Engagement Project with a view to achieving its unique vision.

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