ALLIÉS was launched in 2007 to help Canadian communities better integrate skilled immigrants into their workforce. The program builds on the success of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), established by the Maytree Foundation in 2003 as a multi-stakeholder body dedicated to integrating skilled immigrants into the local economy.
ALLIÉS offers several programs tested by TRIEC, including Career Bridge, Mentoring Partnership, hireimmigrants.ca and the Immigrant Success Awards. Each serves as a model for, or a component of, local initiatives. A learning network, as well as financial or technical support, is also available to the communities accepted in the Allied program.
ALLIED (Helping local leaders create employment strategies for immigrants) creates more inclusive communities by helping skilled immigrants find jobs that match their skills. It is a joint program of The Maytree Foundation and The JW McConnell Family Foundation, with partners from the public, private and community sectors.
ALLIÉS reflects the vision of a society where new immigrants can offer their talent and creativity in a way that is consistent with their work experience, which promotes both their well-being and Canada’s resilience.