Recent labour market research conducted in Southern Alberta has indicated that some employers find it difficult to recruit workers with specific skill sets their business require; this suggests a skill shortage in some sectors. At the same time, immigrants to Canada, many of whom are highly skilled, educated and experienced in their chosen fields aren’t finding professional employment.With a grant from the province of Alberta, the Department of Labor and Immigration, along with a commitment from more than 20 community partners, we are excited to offer a series of 8 learning events. The series is designed to provide education, support and connections to local employers, service providers, and immigrant job seekers in order to fill gaps and strengthen our economy and community. This issue has increased in importance even more as we recover from COVID-19.
The Regional Skills Study is designed to support greater alignment between job vacancies of local employers with those looking for work. For this study, the Southwest Alberta region is defined as the area spanning east of the BC border, south of Calgary, and west of Brooks.
Lethbridge's Local Immigration Partnership's Newcomer Welcome Event has been nominated for Downtown Event of the Year.
New numbers from the 2016 census suggest a changing picture of Lethbridge's immigrant population.
This windy, Prairie city is a world away from Sunita Rai’s mountainous South Asian birthplace and the crowded refugee camp where she grew up.
When Harsha Bandara moved to Lethbridge, he noticed something missing from his home land of Sri Lanka. His beloved sport of cricket. So he did something about it.
The city of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, has a population of just under 100,000. But despite its size, it has been welcoming Syrian refugees at an extraordinary pace.
Newcomers to Lethbridge, Alberta, can find settlement programs, resources and help at the public library, as well as opportunities to practice English, make social connections and get advice on settling in their new community.