Employer Innovation for Newcomer Employment

The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is home to at least 6.954 million people and the Greater Toronto Area alone welcomes 77% of new immigrants to Ontario.

Skills for Change is working with employers to understand  their regional-specific newcomer talent demand.  We are also creating an eLearning platform to bridge the labour and skills demand gap between employers  and newcomers to boost talent retention rate and equitable talent attraction in the GTHA.

Immigration Population in the Greater Toronto Area

Peel Region Statistics (2016) : 1.37 Million Residents
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Get Involved & Have Your Say

GTHA Employers’ Invitation to Participate Survey

If you are an HR professionals,  Talent acquisition professional , diversity and inclusion manager or other relevant representatives (e.g. Managers, Executives etc) of an organisation in the GTHA, we would like to know your unique willingness and ability to participate  in this research before engaging with you.

The survey will only take three minutes to complete. All responses are private and will be kept confidential.  

Who is listening?

Victoria Agyepong

Supervisor, Labour Market Analysis and Employer Engagement

Email: vagyepong@skillsforchange.org

Peel Region Employer Needs Assessment

The pioneer project for this research is the multi-year Propellor Project, funded by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) which focuses on bridging the workforce attraction, recruitment and retention gaps between employers and newcomers in the Peel Region. 


Coming Soon…

Please Note: Skills for Change has a data sharing agreement with the Peel Halton Workforce Development Group for this project.


Project Pipeline
Key Dates

Invitation to Participate Survey (Peel Region Only)

Nov 11, 2020 – Nov 25, 2020

Invitation to Participate Survey (All Employers)

Nov 16, 2020 – Ongoing

Peel Region Employer Needs Assessment Survey

Nov 30, 2020 – Dec 11, 2020

Learn More

Our Community Engagement Framework (Coming soon!)

We Want to Hear From You