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Art exhibition during Immigrant Employment Week

Art exhibition during Immigrant Employment Week
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From the launch event of Immigrant Employment Week 2014. (TEQ LIP)

Artists from around the world are invited to exhibit their talent through performance, visual art, crafts, jewelry and culinary design at the Immigrant Art Exhibition “United Colours of East Scarborough” on May 29, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ellesmere Community Centre on 20 Canadian Road, Scarborough, Ontario.

The exhibition is part of the Closing Celebration of the 3rd Annual Immigrant Employment Week (IEW), organized by the Employment Action Group (EAG), Toronto Quadrant Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs), the Toronto Newcomer Office and the Scarborough Integrated Local Labour Market Planning (ILLMP) networks.

The Immigrant Employment Week will take place from May 25 to May 29, 2015 in different locations across Toronto. It aims to highlight innovative projects that connect employers and immigrant talent and facilitate newcomers’ transition into the Canadian labour market. Job seekers and employers will have the opportunity to discuss the skills and experience immigrants bring to Canada and how these skill and experience can be successfully applied in the country’s economy.

It is important for us to continue to connect immigrants with the networks they need to pursue meaningful work and to ensure that there are services available that will allow immigrants to succeed in today’s job market – Shelly D’Mello, Executive Director of the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto.

“Highlighting and celebrating the knowledge, skills and abilities that immigrants offer our Canadian workplace and economy is a primary goal of Immigrant Employment Week,” says Shelly D’Mello, Executive Director of the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto, that organizes one of the IMW’s events. “This is the time for immigrants, employers, social agencies, regulators and policy makers to come together to explore the economic and social advantages that exist in ensuring that immigrants are given equal access and meaningful jobs. It is important for us to continue to connect immigrants with the networks they need to pursue meaningful work and to ensure that there are services available that will allow immigrants to succeed in today’s job market.”

The Opening Celebration of the Immigrant Employment Week will take place on Monday, May 25, from 10 a.m. at the Scarborough Civic Centre on 150 Borough Drive.

For IEW’s 2015 Event Calendar, click here.

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