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Canada is short on skilled talent, while skilled refugees are looking to leverage their skills and move internationally to secure their futures. The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP), a program of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, allows organizations to hire top talent from forcibly displaced populations and provide individuals with an opportunity to contribute to and build a new life in Canada.
Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB) and Jumpstart Refugee Talent, presented by TECHNATION Canada, will share how Canadian employers can hire from the 40,000+ skilled refugees in TBB’s Talent Catalog. As well, they will speak to how employers can leverage existing EMPP resources to make the hiring process seamless.
Angela Mondou, President and CEO, TECHNATION Canada
Angela joined TECHNATION with over 25 years of exceptional global and Canadian experience in the Technology sector driving transformational programs. Most recently, Angela has spearheaded a partnership with Talent Beyond Boundaries. “TECHNATION is honoured to support this important initiative, alongside Canada’s commitments to support the immigration of refugees from around the world,” said Angela Mondou, President and CEO, TECHNATION. “My own experience working in the Canadian military in war-zones, forever changed my view as to why Canada must continue to step up and lend a helping hand. The need for skilled tech talent in Canada is real, and this partnership with TBB is another important way we can make a difference, helping both employers, and job seekers.”
Mehrangiz Monsef, Program Manager, EMPP, Jumpstart Refugee Talent
Mehrangiz Monsef (She/Her) is a community leader and activist who is committed to peace, justice and transformational change, which benefits us all. Mehrangiz has lived experience as an Afghan Refugee, and who made the biggest journey across the oceans to Turtle Island (North America) with her mom and two sisters, where they have resided for over a quarter of a century! Mehrangiz will speak to her lived experience as a refugee and showcase the value of this program from the newcomer’s perspective.
Katherine Orr, Business Development and Operations Manager, Talent Beyond Boundaries
Katherine is a purpose-driven business operations and marketing professional with more than ten years’ experience helping employers achieve their business and corporate social responsibility goals. At TBB, she helps employers meet their labour shortages by recruiting from a pool of displaced talent.
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