BIES

History and Background

History and Background

Bengali Information and Employment Services(BIES) was established in December14,2011 by a group of newcomers with a passion of helping each other in a new country. The founder members took their first initiative by forming a volunteering organisation to serve the community with necessary information on employment and settlement. This group has now numerous active members. BIES first started with a vision to promote people’s well-being by providing with necessary information, tools and techniques to navigate community resources and opportunities. Starting at the heart of Toronto’s Bengali speaking communities’, living in Danforth and Victoria Park area, all the members and the organization itself has always been very attached to its roots. From the very beginning, the organisation has been involved with many cultural events and employment supports initiatives. The group members and the board have progressed with setting more goals and the numbers list kept growing and so did its activities. From helping with employment opportunities, immigrants’ credential assessment for colleges admission and training centres, schooling, job searches, and resume writing, BIES has always been with the community to assist. The first concern for most newcomers is employment. Therefore, BIES became a source of information on employment from the very beginning of its journey. Now  it has expanded its activities including seniors supports, youth supports and so on.

DECEMBER 2011

Afterwards, BIES was formally established as a non-profit organization with the registration from The Ministry of Government Services under the Ontario Corporation Act. The primary purpose of BIES was set to promote and uphold community spirit, and reduce unemployment among new immigrants belonging to the Bengali community in Ontario. BIES eventually started serving members of all communities living in Toronto to promote their well -being  and have prosperous lives as Canadians.