Ontario Award for Immigrant Employment
Minister of Citizenship
Marion Annau, Champion – Small Organization
As Founder of Connect Legal in Toronto, the first legal services clinic of its kind in Canada, Marion has helped over 1,000 small business owners, including immigrants, get their companies off the ground through one-on-one legal advice and interactive workshops.
WIL Employment, Champion – Large Organization
Since 1984, WIL Employment has been helping immigrants achieve success in London, Ontario, through finding newcomers career and training opportunities and assisting them in adapting to the evolving expectations of employers.
Dyversity Communications, Employer – Small Organization
The company connects Canadian and global brands with growing ethnic consumers in Canada. Based in Thornhill, almost the entire team is first generation immigrants, and the company invests resources towards hiring, training and retaining its employees.
Mount Sinai Hospital, Employer – Large Organization
The hospital employs a diverse team of nurses, physicians and clinicians, to help them serve the City of Toronto’s multicultural community. The hospital supports its staff through mentorship, training and strategic partnerships, so that their patients benefit from culturally sensitive expert care.
Joseph Ng, Entrepreneur Category
Founder of JNE Consulting Ltd., a full-service multidisciplinary engineering firm located in Hamilton, serving a wide range of industries. His group of companies employs hundreds of professionals, many of whom are newcomers to Ontario.