We welcome Ukrainians with open arms!
Now, what do they need from us to enter the local labour market?
As we come together to support a community in need, we welcome the new Ukrainian population to the London Economic Region with open arms – that’s a given!
But what do they need from us as they integrate into the local labour market? Where are they experiencing gaps and barriers, and what can our community to do access this workforce?
For this session, Petrusia Hontar, Project Manager from the St. Thomas Elgin Local Immigration Partnership, will delve into this topic using the lens of her Ukrainian heritage and knowledge of the immigration sector.The London region has banded together to support Ukrainian displaced persons and are invested to help develop tangible solutions to meet the needs of all our new community members and the local businesses. Petrusia’s involvement in supporting the newcomer community extends beyond just the current Ukrainian influx, and Petrusia is well-respected as a reputable advocate for immigrant supports in the community.
According to the committed settlement agencies, community members, and volunteers of the London Ukrainian Humanitarian Action (LUHA), the new Ukrainian migrants’ are eager to get jobs but are in need of:
– Access to affordable childcare
– Access to transportation
– Access to English language learning opportunities
We plan to bring you answers to the below questions on July 27, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM:
Ukrainians are coming into Canada on Temporary Work Visas, NOT as refugees.
1. What is the difference? AND, what does this mean for employers and for the hiring process?
2. What does the assessment of Ukrainian English levels in our region show?
3. What are some solutions that can be implemented now to improve access to the local labour market?
If this session is of interest to you, we welcome you to join us. A more detailed structure will be available closer to the date.
This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario
We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.