The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre (DRUHC) received funding through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Durham Community Foundation to help Newcomer Professionals navigate the additional challenges created in local labour markets by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funding resulted in the creation of the Hiring Immigrant Professional Talent (HIP-T) program which aims to increase employer awareness of the pool of skilled immigrant talent in Durham Region, and provide immigrant job seekers with insights into labour market trends and hiring processes within key sectors of the local economy.

The first HIP-T session in December 2020, focused on the Healthcare Sector and brought together thirty-three (33) Immigrant Professionals and four (4) Health-related Employers from the Durham Region.

“It was an absolute pleasure participating in your first HIP-T Event yesterday….I look forward to future collaborations.” – Delanie Kalogiros, Senior Talent Strategist, Sinai Health

“You had a great lineup of guest speakers with relevant and useful information for attendees.  It was a wise decision to focus the session on one sector so that the event was more streamlined.  I am sure the participant found the breakout sessions helpful …” – Alana Andrews, Settlement Worker, (Community Connections), Community Development Council Durham

Our next HIP-T event is on January 13th with a focus on Education. For more information and to register, click here.

On January 27th the spotlight will be on the IT/Telecommunications sector. Stay tuned!

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