Immigrants Employment and Career Center (IECC) is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 that offers various bilingual programs and services to newcomers to Canada and to other members of the community to support their successful integration into society, to stimulate their participation in the economic development of their local community and to eradicate the poverty. IECC also delivers employment programs to new immigrants, referral for refugees and newcomers to community housing and legal aid services, tutoring programs for children and young people with learning disabilities and seniors.
At IECC, we advocate the rights and freedoms of immigrants by raising public awareness of the importance of Canadian cultural diversity and inclusion, by fighting against racism and systemic discrimination in employment, education, health, and justice systems. IECC also organizes cultural and sporting activities for all members of immigrant’s communities to foster positive interaction between members of different racial, religious or ethnic communities and to promote dialogue and intercultural and interfaith understanding.
IECC also owns and operates a Community Radio online to allow newcomers and immigrants from African communities of Halifax and Nova Scotia to stay up to date with the latest news, to get connected to local communities, to make their voices heard, to speak out, to debate over the air issues that touch them closely such as, employment, citizen engagement, environment, business, education, health, culture, and justice. This station uses diversified and bilingual programming relevant to immigrants through the maximum use of Canadian-produced programming, the broadcast of local and regional news and information including content related to social, economic and community issues, promotion of cultural diversity, Canadian emerging talents with an emphasis on local musical and spoken word talent and interaction between members of different racial, religious, or ethnic communities.
- Advocate the well-being of newcomers and members of immigrant’s community in Canada.
- Foster their full participation to the Canadian economy and help them to become financially self-sufficient.
- Promote integration of new immigrants into Canadian labor market.
- Promote Canadian cultural diversity and inclusion in school, academic and workplace environment
- Deliver programs and activities that stimulate multiculturalism and eradicate racism and discrimination under all its forms.
- We believe that every immigrant in Canada has fundamental right to work and to free choice of employment.
- We believe that every immigrant in Canada has the right to just and to protection against unemployment.
- We believe that every immigrant in Canada is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.
- We also believe that every immigrant in Canada has the right to live or seek work anywhere in Canada.