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In May 2017 with funding from the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation (OCWI), Fleming CREW Employment Services developed a research plan to identify how Employment Service Providers can best help newcomers secure and retain jobs to allow them to successfully integrate into our community.

The research was designed to answer the following questions:

How can employment and training services in Peterborough help newcomers, particularly refugees, get and keep jobs?
Are there gaps or new strategies in our local service delivery system to address the needs of newcomers and employers?
What programs, services, interventions and supports best meet the needs of these job seekers and local employers hiring newcomers?

You can find the full report, including recommendations, workshop materials and next steps here.