Talent is Everywhere
There are more than 35 million people living as refugees around the world who have fled conflict or persecution. Many of them have skills needed by companies and communities across Canada.
Employers can now access this talent pool. TalentLift and our partners are working to connect hiring managers with job seekers who are refugees, unlocking global job and skilled visa opportunities as a new solution to displacement.
If just 1% of the international talent moving to Canada to fill skills shortages came from within refugee populations, thousands of people would be contributing their skills, rebuilding their lives alongside their families, and leaving displacement behind.
We envision a world where talented people living as refugees can compete for global jobs and skilled visas, and where access depends on potential and not the privilege of living without fear.
Mohammed is a fullstack developer working and living in Kitchener, Ontario, with the procurement software firm Bonfire. Bonfire interviewed and hired Mohammed while he was living as a Syrian refugee in Lebanon. Mohammed had registered with the global non-profit Talent Beyond Boundaries, a TalentLift partner, eager to contribute his skills and grow his career. He had a bachelor’s degree in information technology but, like many refugees, Mohammed couldn’t legally work in Lebanon, get decent pay or treatment, or reach his full potential.
Today he’s a core part of an industry-leading team and has a secure future ahead.
What’s New at TalentLift
- Partners in our mission make great products: TalentLift’s learning path powered by ThinkificAt TalentLift, our mission is about opening doors to skilled employment opportunities for people living as refugees, and providing a holistic support system that empowers displaced talents throughout their journeys to thrive in their new environments. We believe that leveraging the right tools is key to our mission’s success. That’s where Thinkific comes into play.… Read more: Partners in our mission make great products: TalentLift’s learning path powered by Thinkific
- Hey non-profits! Relocate your next employee from a refugee situationYour hiring power has the potential to move talented new team members from displacement to a secure future in Canada. There are more than 110 million people living displaced around the world. This figure has risen in the last several decades to an historic high, driven by conflict or civil instability in Syria, Venezuela, Ukraine,… Read more: Hey non-profits! Relocate your next employee from a refugee situation