The Connecting Canada project is based on the premise that if more immigrants knew about opportunities to live, work, and grow in smaller urban and rural communities before they arrived in Canada, more of them would choose to start their Canadian journeys there.
Through Connecting Canada, ACCES Employment is working with communities from Newfoundland to the Northwest Territories to British Columbia and all places in between. The events we host create opportunities for pre-arrival immigrants to not only learn more about the many different communities they could choose to settle in, but also help them to engage with employers who are highly motivated to hire immigrant talent.
Our nationwide network of community partners, employers, and newcomer mentors in smaller urban and rural communities all contribute to helping the clients we serve make an informed decision on where they want to start their lives in Canada, and many of our participants are making that important choice based on job offers they received through the pre-arrival hiring events we regularly hold.
As an IRCC-funded Service Delivery Improvement Project, ACCES Employment is working alongside our research partner, the Social Research Demonstration Corporation of Canada, to actively create knowledge of best practices in supporting pre-arrival immigrants in choosing to settle in smaller urban and rural communities and to help service providers and policymakers craft more effective services and policies.
If you would like to register for an information session, please visit our Events Calendar!