Canadian employers recognized for their work with newcomers to Canada

March 11, 2020—Ottawa—Each year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recognizes the innovative efforts of businesses across Canada in improving the integration of newcomers into the labour market. Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the winners of this year’s IRCC Employer Awards for Newcomer Employment.

The 4 winners were commended for their exemplary work to help newcomers find and retain jobs, and to enhance their employment skills. These organizations have taken exceptional steps to welcome and value newcomers entering the labour market, and to support their overall settlement and integration in Canada.

The 2020 winners are:

  • Glen Haven Manor—New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
  • KPMG in Canada—Toronto, Ontario
  • MUFG Fund Services Ltd.—Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • White Hat Drycleaners and Commercial Laundry—Campbell River, British Columbia

Minister Mendicino made the announcement at the 2020 Employer Council of Champions Summit and Awards, organized by Hire Immigrants Ottawa. The summit brings together business, government and civic leaders to engage in a dialogue about the effective integration of refugees and immigrants into the labour force, and to celebrate employer excellence.

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