More than 1 million new jobs have been created in Canada since November 2015 and unemployment is now at an historic low. This would not have been possible without the efforts of highly-skilled workers from coast to coast to coast – which is why our government continues to help Canadians develop the skills they need to get ahead in their careers.
We are investing in the services and initiatives that help Canadians upgrade their skills and gain experience – empowering workers with the tools needed to find and keep good quality, well-paying jobs.
Skills for Change in Toronto-St. Paul’s offers innovative social services and career training that assist new Canadians to improve their skills and find rewarding full-time employment. Our government is proud to partner with Skills for Change on important programs like the Newcomer Entrepreneur Hub, which helps new Canadians overcome the barriers to establishing a business and obtaining employment, as well as the Health Informatics Bridging Program, which provides internationally trained newcomers with the knowledge and experience they need for a rewarding career in Canada. It was great to meet Suranna Sandy and members of her team, who help to facilitate these vital programs, and inspiring to hear from students of the Newcomer Entrepreneur Hub about their exciting ideas for the future!
By investing in Canadians and their skills, we are helping to ensure that all have a fair chance at success and the opportunity to build a better future for themselves and their families.