Immigrant success celebrated in Toronto

May 8, 2014

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most culturally diverse regions in North America, a significant advantage in today’s global marketplace. GTA employers need to tap into the diverse talent pool here to build the economy and remain competitive on a worldwide scale. On May 8th, the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and RBC recognized the winners of the 8th Annual Immigrant Success (IS) Awards; organizations and individuals who are helping employers do just that to the advantage of employers, immigrants and the region as a whole.

“Historically, immigrants have made significant contributions to Canada’s success. Yet, 10 years ago, a diverse group of the region’s leaders founded TRIEC because the region was not effectively leveraging the immigrant talent it possessed to the detriment of us all,” said Margaret Eaton, Executive Director of TRIEC. “We are so proud of the role TRIEC and its partners have played in helping skilled immigrants succeed during the past decade. The IS Award winners really demonstrate the magic that can occur when immigrants have the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.”

Celebrating its 10th anniversary on May 8th as well, TRIEC has long championed innovative solutions to immigrant employment in the GTA, the type of solutions that was highlighted by the 2014 IS Award winners. With different backgrounds and expertise, each of these winners demonstrate the exceptional value of immigrant entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship for the GTA economy.

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Reference: Canadian Newcomer Magazine

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