As lawyers, our roles usually end after clients receive their permanent residency status in Canada. However, settlement after PR can be just as daunting as the PR process itself – and many clients have questions that you may not know the answer to.
This webinar will give you some of these answers, and equip you with the right tools to lead your clients through their life after PR. We’ll connect you with the some of the best settlement resources available to new and soon-to-be Canadians, and provide you with information on how to best inform your clients about their options once they depart from your care.
Join JRILN host Rui Chen (Sprintforms), as he discusses this topic with some of the key players in the settlement services sector:
Beth Clarke (Director of Strategic Partnerships), WES
Beth Clarke has been a leader in the field of immigrant integration for over 20 years and currently serves as Director, Strategic Partnerships at World Education Services (WES).
Founded in 1974, WES is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to helping international students, immigrants, and refugees achieve their educational and workplace goals in Canada and the United States. WES evaluates and advocates for the recognition of international education qualifications, and for integrating immigrants into the workforce. Over the course of more than 45 years, WES has provided credential evaluations to nearly three million individuals from around the globe.
Han Tran (Director, Bridging Services), ACCES Employment
Han Tran is the Director of Bridging Services at ACCES Employment specializing in the ongoing growth of labour market development programs.
ACCES Employment is a leader in connecting employers with qualified employees from diverse backgrounds. More than 35,000 job seekers are served annually at seven locations across the Greater Toronto Area. As a not-for-profit corporation, ACCES receives funding from all levels of government, corporate sponsors, various supporters and the United Way Greater Toronto.
Shawn McCarty (Manager of Key Partnerships), Windmill Microlending
As Manager, Key Partnerships for Windmill Microlending, Shawn heads a national effort to build an accessible network of service providers and educators helping skilled immigrants and refugees restart their careers in Canada. He has spent years observing the impact and outcomes of microlending on newcomer professionals across the country.
A not-for-profit charity, Windmill Microlending is a national lender for skilled immigrant professionals. Since 2005, over 5,000 newcomers have used Windmill to restart their career in Canada, with clients increasing their income 3.4x on average. Windmill can provide up to $15,000 in low or no-interest microloans towards costs such licensing exams, courses, certifications, and professional development. Windmill requires no Canadian credit history, employment, income, or co-signer – and is a great launching pad for your clients’ post-permanent residency goals. Refugees & protected person are also eligible for interest-free loans. Inquiries about a Windmill loan can be directed to www.windmillmicrolending.org to take a 30-second Eligibility Quiz. No in-person meeting required.
CPD: 1 Hour Substantive