Immigrant networks is created by Nick Noorani, one of Canada’s best-known immigrants for his pioneering social and entrepreneurial work with newcomers. He is the founder of The Canadian Immigrant Magazine and Prepare for Canada.
Here in his words is what Immigrant Networks is all about.
“The pandemic and lockdown had the most horrifying outcomes for immigrants and students transitioning into permanent residence. An estimated million immigrants were laid off in the days after the lockdown. Just imagining how they must be coping kept me awake at nights thinking of long-term solutions to help my immigrant brethren.
With my previous ventures, I addressed specific pain points and succeeded in creating successful products that helped hundreds of thousands of immigrants. And so, I landed on a pain point that I long believed had not successfully been resolved as a sustainable program.
This is such an important aspect for this audience. As an immigrant, my first thought when I landed was ‘how can I talk to someone from my field?’. ‘Should I be living in another Province for better job prospects?’
It was difficult in the pre-Covid era, and it became even harder as those face-to-face opportunities disappeared in the lockdown.
How can we use Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to make networking more intuitive and beneficial?
And COVID-19 compliant!
How could I help them enhance their soft skills by taking inexpensive courses online?
What if I could have an enhanced resume that showcases my skills through AI?
What if I could through this network get job offers from Canada’s leading employers directly into my inbox?
And thus, Immigrant Networks was born. I want to use technology to get you – the immigrant and international students jobs!
In the coming months as we roll out you will see how Canada’s Top Employers want to connect with you for jobs.
Meanwhile, do spread the word to your friends and others in a similar situation.