“I want to work… Any work would be OK,” said Omar, 56, who chose Hamilton because of its substantial Yemeni community. “I don’t want to (receive) welfare, but I need it right now to survive.” After hearing about the Immigrants Working Centre from a member of his community, Omar became the first person to sign… Continue reading TradesLink prepares newcomers for jobs in construction
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Mohamad Alshami is a professional welder from Syria – and is ready to launch in the Hamilton workforce. He’s worked for 10 years doing oil pipeline welding and heavy equipment repair. He comes from a long line of welders – his father was a welder, his grandfather was a welder – his great grandfather too. Their family business that was once very successful – is now in ruins.
Restaurant owner. Electrician. Welder. Cook. Plumber. Carpenter. These are the titles newcomers in the Immigrants Working Centre’s new five-week WorkLINC program carry with them, many who came to Canada as refugees from Syria just months ago.
The Hamilton Youth Entrepreneurship Hub connects young people (aged 15-29) with experts to workshop ideas and develop skills.
Newcomers to Canada often face multiple challenges when it comes to finding work. For many newcomers, the challenge hinges on red tape – credentials may not be recognized in Canada, or work visas may be denied. When Cornelia Lindsay came to Canada from England, she had problems finding work in her field, but those problems may have been the opportunity she was looking for. Before… Continue reading Can women succeed in the skilled trades?