In the past month I’ve learned about Persian holidays, Chinese desserts and a myriad of unique, interesting cultural insights from around the globe, all thanks to Terris’s growing multicultural mix.
Since the beginning of 2020, Terris has grown from 3 to 21 employees despite the difficulties associated with being a new company during a pandemic.
Many of our staff came to us first through post-secondary student co-op and internship programs. As I’ve written often in the past, Norm and my goal is to build a highly-skilled talent attraction and retention funnel through innovative experiential learning initiatives.
Here’s a breakdown of our numbers.
At any given time, Terris provides experiential learning opportunities for between four to nine university or community college students and to date over 70% have been immigrants. For our current cohort of seven students, five are international students and one is permanent resident, government-speak for a person hoping to become a Canadian citizen.
On the Terris Map, our staff hail from nine countries: Canada, China, India, Iran, Nigeria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
We believe in supporting our community and helping wherever possible. For example, in support of the Ukrainian community of Fredericton, Terris has been proud to provide its office to the Embassy of Ukraine (Canada) to conduct their first ever off-site consular services in New Brunswick.
At Terris, we are trying to do what is right and give opportunities to those who deserve it, regardless of race, colour, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other status.
To sell to the world, we need to understand the world, knowledge we gain with each new hire.