IKEA Canada is launching a nationwide refugee employment program that will support the company in hiring 250 refugees over the next three years. This program will help refugees to join the ranks of the active labor force and acquire new skills, and support their integration into communities across Canada.
The program announced today is based on a successful pilot program that was launched in June 2018. To support the new national program, IKEA Canada announces that it has partnered with 18 local agencies to help to reach and recruit refugees seeking employment, as well as provide support and advice to refugees to help them succeed as IKEA employees.
“At IKEA, we follow a simple but effective vision of making life better for everyone,” said Michael Ward, President, IKEA Canada. Not only will our National Refugee Hiring Program provide refugees with new career opportunities and training, but it will also enable IKEA to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that values differences. of each one. “