As employers, Sami and Joceline Eid, who operate a Needs FastFuel in Dartmouth, N.S., see their role as much more than simply providing a job to newcomers to Canada.
“We are also supporting them as much as we can,” says Sami. This can mean helping navigate government requirements, celebrating life milestones in a new country and even sharing a homemade meal from time to time. “We are hoping that these actions will lead those employees [having a] good influence on our communities.”
Simple acts of kindness go a long way in making the seven-person staff—a mix of long-term and recent hires—feel valued.
In a note to CSNC, Japneet, who joined the team recently after moving to Nova Scotia from India, says that his place of work is “a beautiful and friendly environment” where he feels respected and supported.