BMO Financial Group announced Aug. 10 the launch of its BMO Newcomer Talent Program that aims to offer support and create employment opportunities for newcomers to Canada and the United States.

The BMO Newcomer Talent Program includes a personalized recruitment page that makes it easy for jobseekers to introduce themselves to BMO and explore job opportunities in both Canada and the United States. To help match prospective candidates with open roles, BMO has partnered with two specialized employment organizations: ACCES Employment and Upwardly Global.

"This program is designed to make joining the BMO team seamless and attractive for qualified newcomers, helping them build financial independence and social connections as they resettle in North America," stated Karen Collins, Chief Talent Officer, BMO Financial Group.

"The United States has set a goal of resettling 125,000 refugees this year with Canada aiming for 76,000, added Collins. "These numbers represent only a fraction of the total number of all newcomers to North America in 2022. Businesses need to step up and make a positive impact, and by helping newcomers access jobs, BMO is helping to lead the way."