MUFG Fund Services, KPMG among top employers for newcomer employment

Winning efforts

Since January 2019, MUFG has hired 27 staff who were new to the province and 19 new international graduates. Of these 46 newcomers, the retention rate is 91 per cent. The company offers newcomers information on opportunities and IRCC-funded services, coordinates temporary housing, and provides basic necessities to ensure that new employees have a comfortable and positive experience arriving in Canada.

“MUFG Investor Services has always seen diversity and sustainable job creation as being at the heart of what makes a successful company. The people who make up our business are the key to our success, and having a truly global team means that we can continue providing best-in-class service while understanding what our clients and local communities are facing,” says John Sergides, CEO of MUFG Investor Services. “We are honored to be acknowledged by the Government of Canada for our commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion.” 

Glen Haven recently recruited 15 continuing care assistants from Kenya and Jordan through the Economic Mobility Pathways Project. The company’s global recruitment collaboration has the capacity to positively change the lives of refugee hires and their families while filling the company’s recruitment needs, said Lisa Smith, CEO, at a recent conference.

“These candidates are professionals who have the clear capacity to be valued and contributing members of society with great gifts to offer our organization, our communities and our country.”

Glen Haven’s progressive ways to recruit include investing in housing for the newcomers to use when they first arrive, as well as a comprehensive newcomers guide, says Smith.

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