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Support Newcomer and Refugee Youth

World of Difference Logo2018 World of Difference Fundraising Campaign – Target Reached!

We are very excited to announce that we have reached our goal of raising $100,000 in support of newcomer and refugee youth programs at ACCES Employment.

Thanks to your donations, we will be able to achieve our mission of assisting newcomer and refugee youth to overcome barriers and the challenges they face to finding employment in Canada.

Please stay tuned for further updates and the success stories we will be sharing with you.


  • Canada’s unemployment rate: 6%
  • Youth unemployment rate: 12.7%
  • Newcomer youth unemployment rate: 15.5%

Your support can give newcomer youth the chance to:

  • Connect to a network of professionals and employers that are hiring
  • Connect with a mentor who will provide valuable advice and guidance
  • Learn new job search tools and strategies
  • Receive support that will ensure financial literacy, mental health and overall well-being

Highlights of our Newcomer Youth Successes

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Meet Abd from Syria:
Abd escaped war-torn Syria where he faced physical danger and mental suffering. After joining Employment Connections for Newcomer Youth at ACCES, Abd received the training and networking opportunities that he needed to be successful. He is now employed at Home Depot and is optimistic about his future in Canada and sponsoring his family to join him.

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Meet Lilia from Guyana:
In 2017, Lilia immigrated to Canada. She came with limited work experience and was looking for assistance with understanding the Canadian labour market and how to professionally market herself in the Customer Service field. A mere six months after arriving in Canada, Lilia joined Employment Connections for Newcomer Youth at ACCES. After completing the program, ACCES helped her submit her resume for a customer services role at RBC and after a successful interview she was hired!

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Meet Gursimran from India:
Gursimran came to Canada from his homeland of India with a background in agriculture. He was unable to pursue this type of employment. He struggled to adjust to the culture, to pay rent and to find a job that would support him and his wife. Gursimran turned to ACCES for help and joined the Youth Job Connection program through which he was connected to an employer in the automotive industry and he is now an assistant mechanic working towards his apprenticeship.

This website uses Canadian currencies for every transaction. We are unable to issue refunds. ACCES Employment is a registered charity, registered as (A.C.C.E.S.) Accessible Community Counselling and Employment Services, BN: 136747276 RR0001.