FOCAS is connecting qualified employees from diverse backgrounds with employers. According to Canada’s official poverty line, “poverty is intrinsically a question of social consensus, at a given point in time and in the context of a given country. Someone acceptably well off in terms of the standards in a developing country might well be considered desperately poor in Canada. And even within the same country, the outlook changes over time. A standard of living considered as acceptable in the previous century might well be viewed with abhorrence today.” For most immigrant families, poverty in Canada is a bittersweet daily life.
Many of them think they are better off here, which is right when compared with their lives back in their home country but the truth is that most of them are struggling with the following challenge, it is very difficult for newcomers to get jobs in their professions and with their work experience, which are of little avail here in Canada. Lack of education, language barriers, lack of information and knowledge of how the system works severely hinder opportunities. As a result, they are barely able to cover the expense of living even when working two or three jobs. They are living in poverty in Canada, one of the highly developed countries on earth. FOCAS is trying to contribute, to do our part to alleviate these challenges. Our Vision is to have a fully inclusive labour force that reflects the diversity, skills, and experience of Canada's population.
Most of our service personnel have lived the same experience. We have the tools in our hands to take up the challenge and ultimately overcome these problems. Finding a job is a huge issue for newcomers and refugees. It is not only because of language, but also because of work ethics and work cultural differences. There are emotional, psychological, and physical challenges as many members of our community come to Canada as refugees after a series of traumas and hardships. We understand these challenges: we have lived through it; we know how to overcome them and can help to find the right job for the long term. Our service provides support to write their resumes.
Many have valid work experience and useful qualifications but do not know how to write a resume. They may not have a computer or know where to get these services. We are able to provide them all in one stop without any charges. The services are delivered by internationally trained or educated fellow newcomers and Canadian volunteers.We provide short and long term training to newcomers, we provide translation and interpretation services, connect them with employers, provide transportation services to and from work as needed and help them understand how to use transit services.
FOCAS is connecting qualified employees from diverse backgrounds with employers. FOCAS assists job seekers from diverse backgrounds who are facing barriers to employment to integrate into the Canadian job market. Our Vision is to have a fully inclusive labour force that reflects the diversity, skills, and experience of Canada's population.
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