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Support Newcomer and Refugee Youth

World of Difference LogoThrough our 2018 World of Difference Campaign, you can support ACCES with achieving our mission to assist job seekers facing barriers to employment in Canada. Donations raised through this year’s campaign will go towards providing much needed support to newcomer youth.

Newcomer youth are facing daunting unemployment rates – more than double the rate of the general population, and higher than their Canadian-born counterparts. Stand with ACCES to make a World of Difference in the lives of Canadian newcomer youth.

With your contribution, ACCES Employment can continue to help newcomer youth reach their full potential. As a community, we can improve the integration of newcomer youth into our workplaces.

To donate now, click here:

Donations can be made online via our secure platform or by cheque made payable to ACCES Employment. Cheques can be mailed to:

ACCES Employment
489 College St, Unit 100
Toronto, ON M6G 1A5
ATTN: Donations


  • 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.