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Tri-City mayors in Toronto to help recruit newcomers to New Brunswick


The mayors of Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John will be in Toronto on April 6 and 7, 2018 to speak at an Economic Club of Canada luncheon and to lend their support to recruitment efforts at the Toronto Newcomers Canada career fair.

Mayor Mike O’Brien, City of Fredericton, Mayor Dawn Arnold, City of Moncton, and Mayor Don Darling, City of Saint John will join forces with representatives from Opportunities NB (ONB) population growth division, local economic development agencies, and several New Brunswick employers to promote the province and its three largest urban centres.

At the noon luncheon on April 6 hosted by ONB, in partnership with the Economic Club of Canada, the mayors will gather with Stephen Lund, Chief Executive Officer of ONB to discuss strategies, challenges and opportunities being experienced by the province’s new and winning approach to economic development.

The newcomers’ career fair on April 7 is Canada’s leading recruitment event for foreign-born workers.  ONB has been successful in attracting Fortune 500 companies to the province, and these companies are looking for a skilled workforce to fill roles in various industries.  

Top NB employers will have a pavilion at the fair and will be ready to hire in the Tech, Finance, Big Data, Gaming, Oil and Gas, Insurance, Biotech and Healthcare sectors.  They will be urging companies and potential employees to “Make Your Move to New Brunswick” and backing this message up with information about:

exciting career opportunities;
professional development environment;
excellent quality of life; and
information regarding immigration.

This is the first time at this type of event that the province has piloted a Pan NB pavilion approach involving provincial staff, municipal mayors and employers. 

The Newcomers Canada event in Toronto is designed to improve job mobility amongst foreign-born workers in Canada and connect skilled immigrants with employers who are eligible to employ foreign workers.  The organization’s mission is “to improve the job readiness, settlement and integration of Canada’s immigrant and international student population”.

The Economic Club of Canada has become the highest profile and most respected platform for non-partisan dialogue, discussion, insight, exchange and opinion amongst the world’s most notable influencers and thought leaders.  World and industry leaders gather to address the most topical, important and relevant issues of the day.  Audiences are drawn from the most senior and influential levels of business, industry and government.


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