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Wednesday, February 3 • 12:00 - 12:45
Employer Innovation for Newcomer Employment

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Employers are encouraged to hire newcomers, yet newcomers face challenges with lack of recognition of their foreign education & work credentials. Highlights of this session are: strategies for employers to play a greater role in socioeconomic integration of newcomers; employer perspectives in bridging gaps between demand and supply of skills to accelerate labour market absorption; and promising practices to meet future skills needs.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Breaking through the glass ceiling for newcomers' economic integration
  • Building capacity in employment services for newcomers
  • Targeted innovative employment and retention strategies for employers

Speakers | Conférenciers

Victoria Agyepong

Supervisor, Labour Market Anaylsis and Employer Engagement, Skills for Change
Victoria Agyepong is an award-winning mixed-methods Economic Development Policy Lead with an MSc in economics and is an MSc rural planning and development candidate. She has over five years’ experience working and researching sustainable and inclusive economic development research... Read More →
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Sampada Kukade

Director of Employer Engagement and Program Marketing, Skills for Change
Sampada Kukade has over 15 years of marketing and partnerships experience. Prior to working at Skills for Change, Sampada led communications, events and a physician leadership program at the Ontario Medical Association.

Wednesday February 3, 2021 12:00 - 12:45 EST