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Spring 2018 Edition

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Skills to Work Program for Newcomer Youth

By Hana Ismail, Outreach Coordinator

Are you 18-29 years of age?  Are you a 1st or 2nd generation newcomer?  Are you searching for meaningful employment?  If you answered yes to these questions, then you’ve come to the right place!  We can offer you training, a hands-on cooperative experience, assistance with job search and job coaching, to help ensure your success.

Here at Pathways Skill Development & Placement Centre, we seek to unleash the potential of people to build new futures.  We can help overcome the obstacles that are standing between you and meaningful employment.  The Skills to Work program offers free training and job search support for individuals between the ages of 18-29, from the Newcomer and First Nations communities.  We offer four excellent training programs that are sure to land you a great job.

Training Programs Offered:

People working in various occupationsLight Industrial Training - Participants will learn the essential skills and gain the necessary certifications needed to succeed in the warehouse and manufacturing industry.

Property Maintenance Training - Participants will develop the critical skills that prepare them to work in the cleaning industry.  We consistently have more employment opportunities than we can fill.

Construction Technology Training - Participants will learn about construction processes that will prepare them for entry-level employment in the growing construction industry.

Administrative and Clerical Training - Participants will learn office and business skills necessary to succeed in administrative roles in the dynamic office environment.

The courses are only between 8-12 weeks long!  Pathways will take this journey with you, from the start to the finish.  The best part of all is it is absolutely and fully FREE!  For more info and to book your appointment please call (Hana) 519-667-7795 or email anytime!

Next set of classes start soon and are filling quickly.  Don’t wait!

Settlement News: (includes youth services, housing, health and immigration research)

New Resource Page for International Students

Source: Government of Canada's website
IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has created a new resource page in April, 2018 for international students which, includes the full pathway for international students as outlined below:

  • Before you study; choose a school, learn about student life in Canada, and get a study permit
  • While you study; work options for you and your spouse, extending your stay, and ways you can explore Canada
  • After you graduate; work after graduation and find your pathway to permanent resident and Canadian citizenship

IRCC is proud to provide tools to help international students transition from studying, to working, and ultimately qualifying for Canadian citizenship.  Visit the New Resource Page.

Ontario Issues New Invitations to Express Entry Candidates

Source:  CIC News dated April 19, 2017
The Government of Ontario has issued new Notifications of Interest to Express Entry candidates through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) and Skilled Trades (ST) streams.  The April 19 FSSW draw targeted Express Entry candidates who had submitted their Express Entry profile between January 1 and April 19, 2018.  ST draw, which took place April 18, targeted Express Entry candidates who had submitted their profiles between January 1 and April 18, 2018… Learn more about New Invitations to Express Entry Candidates.

Provincial Funding to Expand Healthcare for Newcomers and East Londoners

Source:  CBC News dated May 2, 2018
Newcomers to Canada and people living in London's east end are the targets of a healthcare expansion announced Wednesday.  The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is getting a $1.3 million funding boost from the province, money that is being used in turn to expand the London InterCommunity Health Centre (LIHC).  Continue reading about Expanded Healthcare for Newcomers.

The Portal contains valuable resources to materials and links to other sites for the local private sponsors on the More Info page.   Additional publications can be found on the ‘Newcomer Resources’ page.  Many of the materials are available in several languages.

Upcoming Community and Cultural Events:

Visit one of the many popular festivals being held in the upcoming months.  Several of these multi-cultural events are held on an annual basis and each highlight one or more of the followings: arts, music, history and/or international cuisines.  Check out each event for more details and if any admission fees apply.

London Fringe Festival Logo       Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival Logo       Children's Festival Logo

London Fringe Festival
Dates: May 29 – June 9   Location:  Downtown London and Old East Village

Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival
Date: June 9   Location: Fanshawe Conservation Area, 1424 Clarke Road, London, ON

Children’s Festival
Dates: June 15 - 17   Location:  Victoria Park, 509 Clarence Street, London ON

London International Food Festival
Date: June 22 – 24   Location:  Victoria Park, 580 Clarence Street, London ON

TD SunFest
Dates: July 5 – 8   Location:  Victoria Park, 580 Clarence Street, London ON

Pride London Festival
Dates: July 19 – 29   Locations: Various locations throughout the city

London International Food Festival Logo        TD Sunfest Logo       Pride London Logo




New Study Reveals Most In-demand Occupations

Source: CIC News release dated February 8, 2018
A new study detailing the most in-demand occupations in Canada in 2018 shows business analysts, IT project managers and software engineers among the top 10… In terms of Randstad’s overall list of in-demand jobs in Canada, general labourers led the top 10, with sales representatives and accountants rounding out the top three.  Learn more about Most In-demand Occupations.

New Canadians TV interview with LEDC’s Robert Collins

Source: New Canadians TV's video released May 5, 2018
City of London partnered with London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and the Cross Cultural Learner Centre to provide outreach to newly arrived immigrants at the Newcomers Canada Fair in Toronto on April 7th.  The purpose was to speak about settlement and employment services along with job opportunities available in London.  Take a look at Robert’s comments about job opportunities here.

Visit LEDC’s News and Events web page to discover the latest business news and business-related events taking place in London.  Read about the top stories on local business who are making an impact in their field.  Learn about the trends that are happening in the economic climate.  LEDC also produces ‘London Matters Newsletter’ which, you can subscribe to be on their mailing list.

Education & Training:Life as a Refugee Logo

Life as a Refugee Event

Date: June 20 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm     Registration is required through Eventbrite.
Location: Four Points by Sheraton, 1150 Wellington Road, London, ON
View Life as a Refugee Poster in English; Refugee Poster in French

Arts and Heritage:

Eldon HouseEldon House Tours and Events

Visit this local historical landmark for a tour or attend one of the many events that is lined up in the coming months. Check Eldon House Events page to view their many listings such as Breaking Barriers in Medicine, Garden Tours, Kids First Day. Strawberry Tea plus many more.



Happy Canada LogoCanada Day Events on July 1, 2018

Dominion Day, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, 1424 Clarke Road, Enter - Fanshawe Conservation Area Gates

Free Guided Tour, Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North, London ON

Canada Day Carnival, Eldon House, 481 Ridout Street North, London ON



For a complete listing of events happening in London and surrounding area, visit Tourism London and Tourism Middlesex websites. For newcomers, learn about the Citizen Culture Program, an opportunity to explore London’s arts and culture.

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