October 22, 2013
Pathways to Employment:Strengthening the Immigrant Connection, which took place on September 26, 2013, released the results of WPH's research project: Hiring Immigrants in Hamilton: A Study of Employer Readiness. Sarah Wayland presented the results of the project, which was the first survey of its kind in Hamilton. More than 300 local employers were interviewed regarding their experiences and feelings towards hiring immigrants.
Read the complete report here.
Information for community members and for employers was also made available.
Read the Hiring Immigrants Project: Key Findings for Community Members
and Hiring Immigrants Project: Employers handout
In addition the Hamilton Immigrant Mentoring Partnership (HIMP) was introduced to Hamilton. Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation this program offers mentorship opportunities to internationally trained professionals.
One of the highlights of the event was hearing mentee Geoffry Kyoki and mentee Audie McCarthy speak about what the program has meant to them.
If you are interested in becoming either a mentee or mentor please contact Oliver Pryce at 905-521-5777.
(Photo credit: Cyndi Ingle)