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Dexter Construction for refugee initiatives

DCN News Service
Dexter Construction for refugee initiatives

HALIFAX, N.S.—Dexter Construction will receive Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Refugee Employment Award for its leadership role in improving the employment outcomes of refugees in Halifax Regional Municipality.

"Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) offers targeted bridging programs to assist refugees to prepare for successful integration into the workforce, using the many skills that they bring with them," said Gerry Mills, director of operations ISANS.

"ISANS and Dexter Construction have collaborated successfully on a number of refugee employment bridging initiatives and ISANS is delighted that Dexter has been acknowledged for their leadership in this area."

Through its collaboration with ISANS’ Bridge to Construction Program, Dexter Construction has successfully recruited and trained refugees on projects like engineering competency assessment and heavy equipment operation.

Recipients are nominated for this national award by service provider organizations who have witnessed the success of these employers who bring refugees into the labour market, helping them integrate into society and contribute to the Canadian economy.

Dexter Construction, the largest civil contractor in Atlantic Canada, was nominated by ISANS. Other winners in Canada include Safeway Operations, Sobeys Inc., nominated by the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, and the Gala Bakery, in Hamilton Ont., nominated by Wesley Urban Ministries.

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