Thunder Bay official seeks to recruit skilled workers from Europe for northern Ontario


An employability and entrepreneurship counsellor with the Société Économique de l’Ontario (SEO) has just returned from major federal government events in Paris and Brussels, where he became the organization’s first official there tasked with recruiting skilled workers to northern Ontario.

Yaye Peukassa took part in Destination Canada in Paris from Nov. 13 – 15 and in Brussels from  Nov. 17 – 18. The event was a joint initiative of the Canadian embassy in France, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and several French and Belgian public agencies.

Around 600 people visited SEO’s stand to express interest in working in Ontario, with many having expertise in IT, aircraft maintenance, finance, mining, and construction, ​Peukassa told CBC’s Superior Morning program.

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