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This practical guide summarizes key lessons from the Toronto Refugee Hiring Event held in 2019. This guide provides communities across Canada with a blueprint for hosting similar events to maximize matching refugees with hiring employers. The hiring event was the most recent initiative hosted by the Refugee Jobs Agenda Roundtable, a working group of Canadian employers, community agencies, and governments dedicated to increasing refugees’ access to employment opportunities.

This guide describes a model that can be used locally to contribute to the national goal of welcoming and including refugees in Canadian communities and ensuring that they put their work experience and skills to use. The model is a live hiring event that connects employers with pre-screened, job-ready refugees for their mutual benefit and success.

As we rebuild the Canadian economy, this model will help support efforts that ensure the inclusion of refugee talent.

This guide will help you to:

  • Identify the stakeholders in your community that can support a refugee hiring event
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder
  • Host a successful refugee hiring event in your community