Finding a job and having access to meaningful work is one of the tangible areas of newcomer integration. The unemployment-rate gap between immigrant and Canadian-born youth has been narrowing gradually over the past few years; however, it remains significant enough to warrant attention (Stats Canada, 2018). Both Canadian-born youth and established immigrant youth (those who have been in Canada longer) are more likely to participate in the labour market than their newcomer counterparts (Kunz 2003), indicating that newcomer youth are resilient but also face unique barriers that require specialized supports.
This youth-lead webinar provided management and frontline staff working in Settlement organizations as well as LINC Instructors with insights into the barriers that newcomer youth face and knowledge needed to provide newcomer youth with youth appropriate information, resources and programing on accessing the labour market.
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