Surrey LIP News: Share Your Story of Employment
Friday, August 18, 2017

ABOUT SURREY NEW - Newcomer Employment Week - October 21 - 27 2017

Canada is a country of immigrants. Every one of us has a family member, friend or neighbour who came to Canada as an immigrant or refugee. Newcomers bring vibrancy and creativity to our communities.

Surrey NEW aims to bring the community together to build better bridges between newcomer job seekers and employers.

During the week organizations in Surrey are invited to organize events that improve newcomer economic integration outcomes. The week is organized by Surrey LIP and managed by the City of Surrey.

SHARE YOUR STORY CAMPAIGN

Surrey NEW public campaign will be launched and include stories of local employers and immigrants to raise awareness on the benefits of hiring immigrants.

Why sharing your story:

  • Your name will be entered into a draw to win a prize: Surrey LIP Closing Ceremony Reception at Surrey City Hall
  • Your story will be shared via Surrey LIP and City of Surrey social media
  • Your story will be published on Surrey LIP website
  • Your story will be shared at Surrey NEW events

IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYER, share a story when you company benefited from hiring an immigrant or refugee

 

You may consider the following questions when telling your story:

1. Why did you decide to hire immigrants/refugees?

2. What first impression did you get from an immigrant job seeker?

3. How have you benefited from having newcomers in your organizations and what have you learned from this experience?

4. Have you faced any challenges and how have you solved them?

5. What advice would you give other businesses about welcoming global talent to Surrey?

Please send your story to socialplanning@surrey.ca

 

IF YOU ARE AN IMMIGRANT OR REFUGEE EMPLOYEE, share a story of your employer helped you feel like you belong

 

You may consider the following questions when telling your story:

1. What was your experience of finding a job in Canada?

2. How having a job made you feel included in Canada?

3. How did your employer benefited from you doing the job?

4. How did your employer supported you in your career?

5. What advice would you give other newcomer job seekers about overcoming the challenges of finding a job in Canada?

Please send your story to socialplanning@surrey.ca