Federal funding to connect immigrant workers with workplaces seeking to recruit
Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre and Nickel Belt MP Marc G. Serré announced a Government of Canada investment of $95,000 to help the Northern Policy Institute attract newcomers to the region and connect them with workplaces in need of their skills. The announcement was made on behalf of Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedNor. “Skilled workers are the key to helping businesses boost productivity, adopt new technologies, and improve global competitiveness. That is why our government is committed to helping businesses overcome this identified barrier to growth that will, in turn, strengthen Northern Ontario’s economy,” said Joly. The project, which is underway and progressing well, assists businesses in navigating and participating in immigrant and migrant settlement and attraction services, programs and administration. In addition, the project is helping raise awareness of and facilitating access to job matching, payroll subsidy programs, and other employment supports.