On October 31, Day & Ross participated in the first-of-its-kind refugee job fair in Toronto. The event was organized by ACCESS Employment, a non-profit that helps job seekers from diverse backgrounds who are facing challenges entering the Canadian job market.
“Day & Ross takes pride in providing opportunities for new Canadians and has participated in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program since its inception in 2017. Since then, we have hired more than 25 recent immigrants and have also supported 11 employees seeking their Permanent Residency Applications,” said Mark Osborne, Vice President, Human Resources. “This focus on diversity and inclusion reflects our vision of representing the communities where we live and operate. The trucking industry is a very competitive and complex business that requires an ongoing search for qualified and motivated applicants. This hiring event gave us the chance to meet with a wide variety of potential talent, and we look forward to providing opportunities to qualified applicants from the refugee groups who attended.”
Graham Shave, Senior Human Resources Manager; Kristin McGeehan, National Talent Acquisition Manager; and Sasha Singh, Human Resources Business Partner represented Day & Ross at the event. They conducted interviews with 15 candidates, and many were invited to a second round of face-to-face interviews to fill a variety of roles in the Greater Toronto Area.
Toronto Mayor, John Tory, Senator Ratna Omidvar, and 14 other employers also attended the hiring fair, including FedEx, Starbucks and Sodexo. The event was sponsored by the Tent Partnership for Refugees – a global network of over 100 businesses supporting refugees, including McCain.