(TORONTO) 14 May 2018: Students at McGill University paired newcomers to Canada with MBA mentors, helping them with job search and interview skills and connecting them with resources to help support their families.

McGill University has been awarded 2018 RBC Newcomer Advancement Project Best Project at the 2018 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto.

This year, the team worked with 12 individuals, helping 6 gain full time employment.

“Young people are Canada’s future talent and the future leaders of our country,” said Valerie Chort, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, RBC. “Our goal through RBC Future Launch is to help Canadian youth prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. Our partnership with Enactus empowers young new Canadians to help give them the start they need to achieve their bold ambitions

The RBC Newcomer Advancement Project Accelerator was designed to accelerate the advancement of newcomers to Canada, creating social and economic opportunities that will strengthen the well-being of communities.

The 2018 Enactus Canada National Exposition unites 1,500 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs to enable progress by supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education.

For competition results throughout the event, please follow @Enactus_Canada on Twitter. All event results will also be published on enactus.ca/events/national-exposition.


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, a national charity and the country’s largest post-secondary experiential learning platform, is shaping entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 3,300 post-secondary students led 275 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, positively impacting over 26,000 lives.

As a global network of 36 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.

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Enactus Canada


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