Newcomer Connections

Newcomer Employment Champions

Become a pioneer for inclusivity and embrace diversity at your workplace by receiving support around hiring, onboarding, and retention of newcomers through the [NEC] program. 

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The Newcomer Employment Champions (NEC) program aims to support local employers beyond Cultural Competency Training by giving them the support, resources and practical tools to hire, onboard, and retain newcomers effectively. 

More and more newcomers from around the world are choosing to live and work in southwestern New Brunswick. These new immigrants are often well-educated, highly skilled and experienced. They are a powerful new source of talent for local companies striving to find workers.

How to Participate

All employers are invited to participate in the [NEC] program.

A representative will meet with your leadership team to present the program, the best practices, and the tools and resources to support the implementation of the best practices. While we don’t expect companies to implement all the best practices at once, we will be looking for a commitment from all participating employers to identify several best practices to implement in the first year. On a quarterly basis, a representative of the program will meet with your team to review your progress, answer questions, and gather feedback. 

Every year, companies will be nominated for one of three [NEC] awards and will be invited to a special recognition event where participating employers will be celebrated for their achievements. As a participant, you can leverage your involvement in the [NEC] program for recruitment marketing, and to promote your company’s welcoming environment for newcomers 

Contact Us

To participate and for more information, reach out to

Sonia Naikavde
Newcomer Employment Champions Coordinator

Annie Xu
Newcomer Employment Champions Facilitator

Funded By/Financé par

This Program is funded by Working NB