Canada’s growing technology companies have an opportunity to play a unique role in addressing the global refugee crisis. War and conflict have forced millions of skilled people to find refuge in places where they are unable to work legally. By creating pathways for displaced talent into our teams, we can create a complementary solution to traditional refugee resettlement, and strengthen our teams while providing a way forward for those without permanent homes.
Hear Bonfire’s experience hiring Mohammed, a Syrian refugee who is the first to enter Canada via this pathway, with the help of Talent Beyond Boundaries. A movement to bring the next 10 talented refugees to Waterloo Region is underway. Could Atlantic Canada join this innovative and life-changing form of hiring, too?