Toronto Pearson and ACCES Employment Announce $100,000 Partnership to Connect Hundreds of Skilled Newcomers to Local Employers
Investment Expands Innovative Speed Mentoring® Services for Job Seekers in Peel
April 10, 2019
TORONTO, CANADA – Toronto Pearson International Airport and local, not-for-profit organization ACCES Employment, have partnered to expand ACCES Employment’s in-demand Speed Mentoring® program in Peel region and connect 600 skilled new Canadians and young adults to local employers. The two-year, $100,000 partnership will offer job seekers in communities around the airport with access to established professionals in their sector to gain the vital direction and competitive advantage that will positively impact their job search and career in the Canadian workplace for years to come.
Newcomers in Markham Gain a Unique Job Search Resource
Markham, Ontario, Thurs. February 21, 2019 – On Thursday February 21, ACCES Employment officially launched its 6th location in the GTA. ACCES Employment and RBC have partnered together to create a unique resource centre supporting job search and financial needs for newcomers to Canada. The centre will help jobseekers find employment and navigate services and resources available in Markham and surrounding York Region communities. ACCES offers a variety of programing and resources for jobseekers while the RBC Meeting Place will focus on personalized advice for newcomers as they navigate their journey in Canada. Together, the centre will focus on serving Markham’s diverse community – which will benefit from the knowledge and services available through the joint on-location team.
ACCES Employment’s Women in Technology initiative receives $CDN 1 million grant from The TD Ready Challenge
Toronto, Ontario, Wed. October 24, 2018 – ACCES Employment has been named one of the ten winners of the inaugural 2018 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group.
ACCES’s Women in Technology (WiT) initiative will work to provide immigrant women with training and employer connections to secure IT related jobs in high-growth fields such as programming and cybersecurity. WiT will extend the reach of existing ACCES programs for women including START and Empowering Women. Training will be provided by ACCES in collaboration with an academic institution and participants will connect directly with hiring employers through a range of mentoring initiatives, guest speaker events and experiential learning projects. Participants will develop essential technical and soft skills to help them achieve success. Once they graduate, they will be given a chance to mentor and coach other learners.
ACCES Recognizes Alumni Champions - 2018 Walk of Fame Awards
ACCES's 2018 Walk of Fame Awards recognizes the amazing contributions of our Alumni champions. Our champions represent 9 different programs at ACCES Employment and have generously contributed their time, expertise and experience to support other newcomers to succeed in Canada. Each of the winners have contributed in their own ways through mentoring, guest speaking, recruiting other ACCES candidates and sharing about ACCES with their employer. Each of them are "paying it forward" and recognizes the importance of giving back to the newcomer community to ensure success for future immigrants. Congratulations to all of the winners - you have made a world of difference!