To help immigrants foster connection to meaningful career opportunities by providing access to the resources and community they need to thrive.
We believe that accessing the right resources to enhance the career success of immigrants shouldn’t be difficult and devoting more resources to helping immigrants transition into the labor force after they arrive is essential.
Our team seeks to significantly reduce the underemployments of immigrants and bring them up to the wage levels and employment of those born in Canada through all our free resources and support.
To be the go-to platform that helps immigrants integrate, advance, and succeed.
We believe that talents with international education and work experience should be fully rewarded by the labour market for their skills and experience.
This means that successfully integrating immigrants would produce substantial economic benefits.
Leveling the playing field for immigrants.
David Ojeyinka founded the Freshstart Hub in 2020. David moved to Canada from Nigeria in 2013 as an international student and internationally trained professional. As a newcomer, he was confused, frustrated, and with many questions unanswered.
He was inundated with lots of advice when he arrived in Canada, and the reality is, much of it was conflicting, so he can relate to the pains of international students and internationally trained professionals.
The problem of “no Canadian experience, no job – no job, no Canadian experience,” is still real for immigrants.
In Canada, Immigrants earn about 10% less than those born in Canada; 30 years ago the gap was less than 4%. The Canadian labour market appears to discount foreign labour market experience.
Bringing immigrants up to the wage and employment levels of those born in Canada has the potential to add $50 billion to GDP. Our goal is to provide access in a landscape where opportunity is not equally distributed.
OUR CULTURE & VALUES
We believe that the desire to ask questions and explore sparks innovation.
We believe that consistently doing quality work is the attitude it takes to be great.
We understand and can relate to the challenges of our members. Therefore, we would continue to facilitate connections and push for change
We know for a fact that everyone is created to make a difference. We provide you real actionable information from real successful newcomers and immigrants in a way that you can relate to.
We are committed to providing access to the resources our members need to increase their earning capacity, access better career opportunities, and become a more valuable asset.
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