Newcomer Integration Opportunities Strengthened Through a Strong Local Partnership

By 28 July 2016 No Comments

ICTC’s in-depth research and analysis of the Winnipeg labour market paints a very positive outlook for economic growth and job creation. Winnipeg is currently considered a strong hub for Canadian tech jobs, home to around 86% of the ICT jobs in all of Manitoba. ICTC research additionally projects a significant growth in the province’s labour market as a whole for the next 3 to 5 years, prompting ICTC to look at Manitoba as a location of choice for international talent to integrate.

On April 26, ICTC signed a memorandum of understanding with a well-recognized Manitoba based service provider, Immigrant Centre Manitoba. ICTC and the Immigrant Centre will collaborate on resources and services to help ease the integration process for internationally educated professionals (IEPs), in turn addressing the growing demand for ICT talent in Manitoba. With the overall ICT jobless rate at 3% in Winnipeg, the opportunities for ICT employment have never been greater.

The Immigrant Centre is well-known for their extensive services in providing newcomers settlement and employment support while also offering an abundance of training in many areas including technical, language, employment preparation, parenting and even nutrition. Additionally, all the services and training they provide are free of charge. ICTC offers services to immigrants as well, including their pre-arrival program, GO Talent. In partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, GO Talent provides pre-arrival support to overseas candidates while matching them with job openings in the Canadian labour market.

Moving forward, ICTC will take full advantage of this partnership with the Immigrant Centre by sharing research and information, in turn providing the best possible access to tools and resources for newcomers.

“We are delighted to work with a well-recognized immigration settlement service provider in Winnipeg and expand the range of services to fast track the identification, matching and integrating skilled ICT newcomers in this fast growth job market.” Namir Anani, President & CEO

“IEPs in the ICT Sector are increasingly choosing Manitoba as their destination in Canada. Our partnership with ICTC will increase our ability to provide settlement and integration support for these IEPs before and after they arrive in Manitoba. We look forward to our continued partnership with ICTC that will support IEPs who will bring their essential talent and innovation to our Province.” Jorge Fernandez, Executive Director, Immigrant Centre Manitoba Inc.

To see all the great things the Immigrant Centre is doing visit their website at

To learn more about GO Talent and ICTC’s other immigration initiatives, click here.

About Immigrant Centre Manitoba
The Immigrant Centre is a not-for-profit Settlement Service Provider located in Winnipeg, Manitoba that has been delivering quality, innovative services to allow immigrants to connect, integrate, and fully participate in Canadian Society for almost 70 years.

About ICTC
The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy. Through trusted research, innovative talent solutions, and practical policy advice, ICTC fosters innovative and globally competitive Canadian industries empowered by a talented and diverse digital workforce.

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