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News and Updates

Customized Employment Support for Syrian Newcomers

Approximately 35,745 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada since November 4, 2015. Communities across Canada continue to welcome and support Syrians newcomers to ensure their successful settlement and integration. At ACCES Employment, our efforts began with the donations we raised through our 2016 World of Difference campaign. This support allowed us to launch into action and begin serving this group of newcomers in the GTA.

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ACCES Employment’s Empowering Women Program Alumni Event

This year ACCES launched the Empowering Women program, which is designed to assist newcomer women realize their leadership potential through an intensive 1-week program that includes leadership, work-life integration and mentoring. We have built a strong network of experts, educators, employers, sector association representatives, government, and other supporters in order to create highly effective programs that provide our clients with exceptional outcomes and success. A special networking event was held for our Empowering Women program alumni on Tuesday, December 6. This event featured executives from ACCES Employment and our key program supporters in attendance.

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ACCES Employment’s 2016 Walk of Fame Winners!

This year, in celebration of our 30th year of service, our 2016 Walk of Fame Awards will recognize 7 amazing individuals who have been long-standing partners of ACCES and are champions for the work that we do.

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ACCES Employment Launches Online Job Search Centre Providing a Virtual ‘Hub’ of Resources for Jobseekers

ACCES Employment is excited to announce the launch of a new Online Job Search Centre that will provide jobseekers with self-serve resources including webinars, articles, interactive games, and videos. The resources draw from ACCES Employment’s experience helping jobseekers and newcomers to Canada to successfully find work in the current Canadian job market.

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ACCES Employment is the First Stop on Tangerine’s “Road to #BrightWayForward” Volunteering Tour

On Friday, June 10, Tangerine visited our Toronto office with a bus full of great energy and three gifts: a team of volunteers, a generous donation, and a very special guest: Steve Nash, Canadian basketball legend and General Manager of Canada's Senior Men's National Basketball Team.

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Recent Media Coverage:

(September 22, 2016) (French) Employment Opportunities for Francophone Job Seekers

(August 18, 2016) ACCES Employment Services & Programs, OMNI TV

(August 7, 2016) Online Job Search Centre, Inside Toronto

(June 23, 2016) Premiers Highly Skilled Workforce – Final Report (Gov. of Ontario)

(May 18th, 2016) (Cantonese) 2016 Speed Mentoring Marathon – Virtual Mentoring

(May 18th, 2016) (Mandarin) 2016 Speed Mentoring Marathon – Virtual Mentoring

(May 17, 2016) Du Speed Mentoring® en français pour les nouveaux arrivants, L’Express

(May 16th, 2016) Speed Mentoring is Back, With New Virtual Speed Mentoring

(May 2, 2016) Business owners turn to Syrian refugees to fill job vacancies, Jason Tchir, The Globe and Mail

(March 21, 2016) Employment Summit aims to connect Syrian refugees to jobs, Dave Bennett, Newswire.ca

(March 11, 2016) February unemployment rate hit the highest in three years, OMNI Mandarin (ON)

(March 4, 2016) Canada’s best companies find strength in diversity Diane Jermyn, The Globe and Mail

(January 28, 2016) Accenture gives $1.4M grant to support ACCES Employment and help new Canadians secure jobs, Johnny Zhang, Canadian Immigrant

(June 2015) Newcomers have Places to Go for Support, Fannie Sunshine, Inside Toronto

(May 2015) ACCES' Speed Mentoring Marathon gives Newcomers Connections, Ali Amad, Canadian Immigrant Magazine

(January 2015) Give Smart: ACCES Employment, Katelyn Verstraten, Toronto Star