In response to the critical labour shortages facing many of Ontario’s key sectors, OTEC, in partnership with Mobilize Jobs and the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA), has announced an innovative youth-targeted employment model called the ALiGN Network. Recently launched, the initiative has brought together industry partners from across the province to develop a psychometric-based talent-to-role fit assessment and job-matching model designed, initially, for the hospitality and tourism industry.
TORONTO, ON – November 2, 2016 – With youth unemployment holding high at 13.3%, a new trend has emerged: more and more Canadian hospitality employers are attracting unemployed youth to other provinces by covering their living expense through a seasonal work/travel adventure program, Mobilize Jobs. Two years ago, Mobilize Jobs launched an exciting new staffing […]
TORONTO, ON – April 13, 2016 – Hiring temporary foreign workers (TFWs) is a political and PR minefield – especially in a climate of high youth unemployment. That’s why industries that depend on seasonal labour have been turning to Mobilize Jobs, an innovative youth employment program that uses motivated Canadian millennials to fill labour shortages. […]
Mobilize is solving some serious labour shortage problems in service-based industries such as the tourism and hospitality sectors. The program, launched in response to changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), helps labour-strapped businesses across Canada staff up with a continuous source of young workers from other parts of the country.
After a successful initial year in the field, Mobilize Jobs has proven that tapping underemployed Canadian millennials is a viable alternative to using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) to fill seasonal labour shortages. We’ve learned a lot in our first year, with plenty of valuable feedback from participating businesses and workers. As a result, we are making a few changes to provide more flexibility for both employers and millennials on work adventures.
The Mobilize program has just deployed its third group of young workers from the eastern provinces, sending over 100 Canadian youth to experience-building jobs in the west. After three successful deployments, it’s clear that this smart solution is filling the void left by changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
Toronto, Ontario (March 4, 2015) – Mobilize has created the Great Canadian Work Experience, which has been specifically designed to get Canadians aged 18-30 working for reputable Canadian employers while providing them with an opportunity to travel the country. The program is open to anyone who meets these age requirements, has a great attitude, and […]