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Growing Diversity and Opportunity Here at Home

Recently the JDI team participated in the Canadian Public Policy Forum Atlantic Summit on Immigration and Revitalization. 


The company's forecast for the next three years (2018-2020) anticipates over 8,800 hires in Atlantic Canada.  The forecast includes expected retirements, normal turnover, student hires as well as new growth.  

Attracting and retaining a skilled workforce is our top priority. Our focus is on growing, keeping, and bringing skilled Atlantic Canadians home to the communities where we are proud to live and work.  Welcoming newcomers is one part of our recruitment strategy.  Our forecast for skilled immigrant hires in 2018 is 240 newcomers to Atlantic Canada. 

“Diversity of people and ideas are a vital source of innovation - strengths that we are committed to growing," said Jim Irving, Co-CEO of J.D. Irving, Limited.

Valued Partners

Strong connections make a difference.  We appreciate the great partnerships we have with the Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area (MAGMA), Saint John YMCA Newcomer and Community Connections, and the NS Immigrant Services Association who support the successful settlement of new Canadians. 

“JDI understands that to recruit and retain new talent, they must also equip their existing workforce to embrace newcomers,” said Angelique Simpson, Vice President of Newcomer and Community Connections for the Saint John YMCA. “JDI is consulting with the settlement sector and is investing in cultural intelligence training. This long-term approach will ensure that individuals and families who arrive in our community are supported and can succeed.”

Welcoming Communities 

Chipman, NB has welcomed several new families from the Ukraine and recently held a dinner that included members of Chipman Village Council, the Strategic Planning Committee, and many others in the community.

“The Chipman and Area Newcomer Settlement Program is essential to the long-term survival of our Village,” said Carson Atkinson, Mayor of Chipman. “We need to attract working-age people to address our demographic crisis. Welcoming newcomers to the Village of Chipman is a top priority of the Strategic Planning Committee for the community and our partnership with JDI.” 

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