PowerHack is a one-day hackathon event that allows employers and hiring managers the opportunity to connect with a large number of skilled immigrants as they showcase their skills and competencies in solving local issues that affect organizations and communities. Through PowerHack, competencies are shown upfront to maximize insights and minimize challenges for companies seeking to hire skilled newcomers.
PowerHack is a pilot project funded through the Workforce Innovation and Inclusion Project (WIIP). Led by the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University WIIP is a three-year program that brings together employers, non-profits, and settlement agencies to address the employment needs of newcomers and produce a skilled, resilient Canadian workforce. WIIP is funded by the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and will enhance settlement services delivery and provision across Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia.
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