Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
January 2, 2018

Proposals Sought to Help Integrate Refugees into the Workforce

A request for proposals has been issued for pilot projects to test new, innovative approaches to further support the integration of refugees into the workforce.

The eligibility requirements for the request for proposals can be found online at –
www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/immigration.html‎

Supporting the integration of refugees into the workforce is a priority of The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador, the province’s collaborative immigration action plan. In this plan, government commits to working with service providers to develop and launch programs aimed at attaching refugees to the labour market more quickly.

Proposals may be submitted by email to immigration@gov.nl.ca. Applications must be received before the close of business on January 26, 2018.

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“Refugees are eager to rebuild their lives in Newfoundland and Labrador, supporting future social, cultural, and economic growth. By partnering with organizations and service providers on these pilot projects, we can help remove barriers that prevent refugees from fully participating in our province’s workforce.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Learn More
Request for Proposals Eligibility Requirements – www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/immigration.html

The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador - www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/publications/pdf/ImmigrationPlan.pdf PDF icon

Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism - nlimmigration.ca/ external link icon

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Media contact
Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
709-729-1795, 725-9595
RyanCrocker@gov.nl.ca

2018 01 02                              1:10 p.m.