The dedication of HyLife Foods LP to recruiting and providing opportunities to newcomers to Canada was highlighted March 8, 2017 by the Government of Canada.
The Neepawa, Manitoba business was congratulated today by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen. “I am beyond impressed by the initiative that HyLife Foods LP has taken in ensuring that such a significant portion of its workforce consists of immigrants,” Immigration, Refugees, and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said. The company was recognized as one of the winners of the 2017 Employer Awards for Newcomer Employment for their exemplary work to help newcomers to Canada find and retain jobs and enhance their employment skills. The company’s workforce is approximately 50% immigrants.
Every year through these awards, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recognizes local businesses’ innovative efforts to improve the labour market attachment and integration of newcomers across Canada. The winning organizations help reduce the barriers faced by newcomers in entering the labour market and improve their overall settlement in Canada.
Winners were announced at the 2017 Employer Council of Champions Summit, organized by Hire Immigrants Ottawa. The summit brought together business, government and civic leaders to engage in a dialogue about the effective integration of refugees and immigrants into the labour force, and to celebrate employer excellence.