New network of networks builds connections for immigrant employment
Professional immigrant networks, while not often in the spotlight, can be an effective element in an immigrant’s employment strategy. The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) recently introduced a vital new website as part of the Professional Immigrant Networks initiative (PINs) to forge better connections among these networks, as well as with new immigrants, employers and community agencies – all with the goal of advancing immigrant employment.
In 2011, TRIEC engaged more than 35 professional immigrant networks organized by profession, ethnicity or both - from the Latin American MBA Alumni Network to HispanoTech, a Hispanic technology network, and the Canadian Network of Iraqi Engineers and Architects. Collectively they serve more than 30,000 members. The new PINs website will help newcomers access these professional immigrant networks and through them build the connections they need to find meaningful employment.