PRESS RELEASE: Tent Canada Reaches 50 Companies Committed to Helping Refugees Across the Country Connect to Jobs

Toronto, May 22, 2024 – Today, on Canadian Immigrants Day, Tent Canada – a coalition of major companies helping refugees to enter the labor market through job preparation and employment – is proud to announce 18 new companies have joined as members, reaching a new milestone of 50 major companies that have joined forces to connect refugees to jobs in Canada.

Canada hosts more than one million refugees, including hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians and tens of thousands of Afghan refugees. Amid a record tight labor market in industries such as manufacturing, retail, and construction – and with more than 569,000 job openings across the country in February 2024 alone – refugees represent an important talent pool that can help companies in Canada to fill critical labor gaps and bolster their workforce.

“Canada continues to be a world leader in resettling refugees – and welcoming newcomers more broadly,” said Sophie Jama-Malindi, Director, Tent Canada. “I’m immensely proud that Tent Canada has reached 50 member companies – these businesses are leading the way on connecting refugees to meaningful jobs, and in turn helping refugees integrate into their new communities and join the diverse tapestry of Canadian society.”

The 50 member companies of Tent Canada that are committed to hiring, training, and mentoring refugees are: Accenture, Accor, Adecco, ADP, Agropur, Aramark, Avanade, Baker Hughes, Bank of Montreal, Bell Canada, Bimbo Bakeries, Bollore Logistics, Canada Goose, Ceridian, Crescent Hotels, Danby, Day & Ross, Deloitte, Enbridge Inc., Equitable Bank, Finastra, Foundever, Freshbooks, Gordon Food Service (GFS), Herc Rentals, Ikea, IHG Hotels, IPSOS, ISS Group, Jacobs, KFC, Loblaw Companies Limited, McCain Foods, Menzies Aviation, Paragon Security, Pfizer, PSSI, Randstad Group, Russell Metals Group, Saint Gobain, Shopify, Sofina Foods, Softchoice, Sun Life Financial Inc., Swarovski, Tata Consultancy Service (TCS), Telus Corporation, Ubisoft, and Uniqlo.

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About the Tent Partnership for Refugees
With more and more refugees displaced around the world, businesses have a critical role to play in helping refugees integrate economically in their new communities. Tent was launched in 2016 by Hamdi Ulukaya, the CEO and founder of Chobani – a multibillion dollar food company in the U.S. – to mobilize global businesses to fill this gap. Today, Tent is a network of over 400 major companies committed to helping hundreds of thousands of refugees access local labor markets by helping them become job-ready and connecting them to work. Find out more at

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