Retaining young people and newcomers has long been a provincial priority, so Mr. Morley, as chief economist of Greater Halifax's economic development agency, decided to create networks dedicated to helping immigrants find good jobs in their field.
The initial plan three years ago was to recruit 50 employers for a program that has immigrants meet over coffee with professionals so they can ask questions and come away with the names of three other people they can speak with.
The Connector program doesn't cost much to run, and has already had a measurable impact on labour market outcomes, finding work for 115 immigrants so far.......
By Tavia Grant
Globe and Mail Update
Published Friday, May. 04, 2012 6:58PM EDT