6 Benefits of Having a Diverse Workforce
Imagine having the opportunity to hire highly skilled, educated, experienced workers while at the same time increasing your client base, increasing innovation and improved culture in your work place.
Many of our seniors understand that their family members have made sacrifices to help them come to Canada, and they want to and are capable of contributing to the Canadian economy, your business and their families. As an employer you have the opportunity to make an incredible addition to your company with so many benefits including:
- A Variety of Perspectives. Put a variety of world views into one room, and you’ll come out the other side with better ideas.
- Increased Creativity.
- Increased Productivity.
- Reduced Fear, Improved Performance.
- Boost Your Brand’s Reputation.
- Global Impact.
The seniors who come to Canada bring with them a wealth of experience in different fields, and being an active and contributing part of society is important to them.
FACT: The senior refugees who come to Canada have to pay back the expense of bringing them here. Often this cost is more than they have, and their family must cover the cost.
FACT: Did you know that the seniors that come to Canada are not given any health benefits from the government for at least ten years?
From the beginning of our program, we have made a difference.
Total currently employed: 6
Total participants to date (as of October 15, 2020) – 31
Working with 17 participants. Five are on our waiting list. Nine are on hold.
- Janitorial: 0
- Caregivers: 2
- Brokers: 2
- Bus drivers: 2
Countries of Origin
- Chili: 1
- Eritrea: 4
- Georgia: 1
- Iraq: 1
- Jordan: 1
- Lebanon: 2
- Palestine: 2
- Philippines: 3
- Russia: 3
- Somalia: 2
- South Sudan: 4
- Syria: 5
- Permanent resident: 18
- Refugee claimant: 9
- Canadian citizen: 3
Average Age of Participants (55+) – 64 years old