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  • Canadian Newcomers in a New World of Work CANNEXUS 2007 National Career Development Conference April 16 - 18, 2007 Toronto, Ontario. Khaled A. Islaih Settlement Worker Brampton Multicultural Centre Brampton – Ontario
  • Introduction
    • Old Economy/ New Economy
    • New World of Work
    • Newcomer Challenges
    • Transformational Approach
    • Conclusion
  • Old Economy (Industrial Economy ) PRODUCTION MANAGMENT MARKET Physical assets / labor Industrial firms Standard skills Degrees Slow changes Stable job Resource management Hierarchies Command and control Conflict of interest Long life-cycles Manufactured products Local /national Price / quality
  • New Economy (Knowledge Economy) PRODUCTION MANAGMENT MARKET Knowledge and ideas Knowledge firms Knowledge workers Fast changes Unpredictable jobs Life long-learning Process management Network structures Shared authorities Teamwork Short life-cycles Fast changes Knowledge products Global Innovation
  • New World of Work
    • Work is more fluid focused on sharing knowledge and information (intangible)
    • Work can be done from anywhere and anytime
    • Short term contracts and consulting assignments
    • No job security and no benefits
    • Employment success requires life-long learning
    • Work smarter
    • Job shifts
    • Work is offered in an increasingly globalized job market
  • Newcomers Challenges in the New World
    • Interconnected settlement challenges (jobs, family, housing, school, language, credential recognition….etc)
    • Disoriented (new country, different economy and new culture)
    • Fragmented support and guidance
    • Frustration (family issues, survival jobs, physical health, mental health)
    • Cognitive gap (low self-esteem and negative attitudes and worldview)
    • Isolation (no community participation or civic engagement)
  • Transformational Approach
    • Traditional settlement programs and initiatives are not responsive to the needs and challenges of newcomers in the 21 st century.
    • Design holistic integration approach to address settlement interconnected challenges including job search and employment facilitation
    • Networked approach to use newcomers' collective knowledge to connect with them the Canadian networked economy.
    • Build learning communities to connect newcomers to long-term personal and professional support networks.
  • Why Transformational Approach?
    • Productive conversations and group discussions will help newcomer participants to reframe their challenges through collective reflections.
    • Collective interactions empower newcomers to take actions to enhance their community participation and civic engagement including labor market integration.
    • New mindset
  • Successful Transformation Needs
    • New vision for settlement sector (integrate global knowledge in the Canadian economy)
    • New language (human capital, social capital, global experience, global economy/society, cultural integration, civic participation…etc)
    • New actors: competent settlement workers
    • New structures: flexible network structures
  • Benefits of Transformation
    • Newcomers: engaged citizens, productive workers and future leaders in their communities
    • Businesses: expand global business opportunities, better relationships with customers and investors, retain newcomers talents.
    • Canadian communities: stronger communities with stronger families
    • Canadian economy: better competitive position in the global economy.
  • Conclusion
    • We are all newcomers in the new global knowledge economy/society