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22 major companies commit to creating economic opportunities for refugees

July 8, 2022

By Canadian Immigrant News |

As Canada welcomes an unrestricted number of refugees from Ukraine and 40,000 refugees from Afghanistan, 22 major companies have committed to creating economic opportunities for these newcomers, through the Tent Coalition of Refugees in Canada.

Tent plans to work with some of Canada’s biggest employers to create job opportunities and provide training and other tailored resources to help newcomers better integrate into the economy. This will include helping the companies find and retain refugee talent and design hiring programs.

According to Tent, the coalition has already been working with various companies such as McCain Foods, TD Bank, and Telus, who have collectively hired hundreds of refugees in Canada. In the coming months, they plan to work with these companies to set up new or scale up existing hiring programs and set up measurable hiring and training commitments in support of refugees.

The 22 companies in the Coalition span a range of sectors, many of which face significant labor shortages and will benefit from tapping into a new talent pool – including manufacturing, food production, and hospitality. They include Accenture, Accor, The Adecco Group, Agropur, Bank of Montreal, Bollore Logistics, Ceridian, Danby, Day & Ross, Deloitte, Hilton, IHG Hotels & Resorts, IKEA, Jacobs, Loblaws, McCain Foods, Pfizer, Shopify, Inc., Swarovski, Telus Corporation, TD Bank Group, and Ubisoft.

“Employment is one of the most important factors for those fleeing crisis and settling in new countries and Accenture is proud to support the Tent Coalition for Refugees in Canada,” said Jeffrey Russell, president, Accenture Canada, a company that helped establish the Coalition in Canada.

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