ImmigrantsWork in Regina SK

 

With the Canadian labour force expected to be close to 100% dependent on immigration to fuel growth, communities across Canada are struggling to find the human resources talent they need. Across multiple sectors, the need for immigrant talent has never been greater.

In response to these challenges, the Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership (RRLIP) and World Education Services (WES) are partnering to coordinate #ImmigrantsWork in Regina. The goal of this initiative is to collaborate with community partners to mobilize local employers to co-design solutions that help recruit, hire, and retain local immigrant talent. 

Guiding the process is a multisectoral group of Foundational Partners, including:

  • City of Regina
  • Regina & District Chamber of Commerce
  • Regina Open Door Society
  • Regina Public Library
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • South SK Independent Living Centre (SSILC)
  • University of Regina - UR International

In addition to these, a broad network of Ecosystem Partners are also essential to the effort of engaging local employers to more successfully engage immigrant and other newcomer talent to strengthen Regina's economy in the years ahead.

Project Deliverables:

Phase 1: 

Phase 2: 

  • Social Media Communications Campaign - launched March 12, 2024
  • Training Series - for service providers and employers
  • Video Series - highlighting employer "champions" and promising practices
  • Employer Navigator - online self-assessment tool with a human concierge to help employers navigate next steps 

For more information on #ImmigrantsWork in Regina, please contact the RRLIP.

In addition to Regina, Phase 2 communities include Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody), BC; Winnipeg, MB; Grey and Bruce Counties, ON; and Lanark and Renfrew Counties, ON).

Click here for more background on #ImmigrantsWork across Canada.