Emily was born in Northern Ontario and grew up in Thunder Bay. Emily’s role at the Thunder Bay CEDC builds on a 10-year career dedicated to supporting newcomers arriving in Thunder Bay. She spent five years coordinating the resettlement of refugees to Thunder Bay through the WUSC Student Refugee Program at Lakehead University. In 2018, she worked as the International & Community Matchmaker with Northern Policy Institute, focusing on the employment needs of temporary residents to Northern Ontario. Emily loves working with newcomers to Canada, and is excited to help employers and international job seekers connect. She currently oversees the Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot for Thunder Bay.