In their Black History Month 2022 report, Statistics Canada stated that the Black population accounts for 3.5% of Canada’s total population and 15.6% of the population defined as a visible minority. A closer examination of the statistics reveals that Black persons between the ages of 25 and 59 had a lower employment rate than the general population. In 2016, the employment rates for Black men and women were 78.1 percent and 71.0 percent, respectively, compared to 82.6 percent and 75.5 percent for their non-Black counterparts. Employment thus is a key issue facing Black people in Canada.
These figures demonstrate that, in comparison to the other demographic communities in Canada, the Black community needs more support and encouragement. A race with a history of being subjected to discrimination is compelled to defend itself in such circumstances through a strong bond of community efforts that guarantee the growth, development, and success of each other by establishing platforms that ease their difficult path through support and guidance.
Obsidi by BPTN is a multifaceted marketplace that gives Black professionals access to prospective employment chances as well as worldwide networking and educational opportunities. Virtually launched on Black History Month, Obsidi provides Black tech professionals and allies a platform to learn, develop, and advance their careers. It creates a space for Black professionals to achieve their professional objectives and scale new heights. A Black IT professional will have the opportunity to join an incredible global community of Black tech professionals, BPTN partners, and encouraging supporters who want to see them flourish as an Obsidi member.
Obsidi offers an interactive platform that can expand the network of technical aspirants and connect them with countless prospects for career advancement. The company’s complimentary year-round activities enable them to find or become a mentor and keep updated on everything tech-related.
It was developed by black professionals for black professionals, and constantly celebrates Black talents breaking down obstacles and dominating the field. An aspirant can use their network and connections as a go-to multifaceted networking platform for all Black professionals by opening an account and joining the community.
Obsidi is unapologetically focused on black tech talent because of their cultural and professional relevance and aids in tribe-building. It offers a forum for you to network with like-minded Black professionals to explore employment opportunities, discuss your objectives, and be the first to hear about upcoming member events.
Black Professional in Tech Network is a reputable organization in the Black tech world as it offers the opportunity to link top black talent with businesses and support to attract and employ, retain, and promote through their platform.
A budding and entrepreneurial Black tech professional can achieve their goals and dreams by becoming a member of the Obsidi community. Becoming a premium member allows you to expand your network, secure career possibilities, and attend events where you can learn from top tech experts from around the world. By utilizing their rich global ecosystem, aspirants can meet C suite executives, engineers, marketers, and other highly qualified individuals working in and on technology. Finding the perfect link to expand a professional network is made easier by a big list of professionals on Obsidi, which helps you find your path, make an impact, and thrive together by being a part of the future of Black tech, one connection at a time.
Other opportunities offered by Obsidi include:
Obsidi Academy is a knowledge-based provider by BPTN that offers top-tier tech and business training and professional development opportunities for Black identified Canadians looking to advance their careers through upskilling.
BFUTR Global Tech Summit 2022
The BFUTR Global Tech Summit 2022, which will take place in Toronto from October 19–21, will bring together more than 20,000 Black professionals worldwide, 100+ speakers, and 60+ business partners. The speakers include Trevor Noah, Rick Ross, and Howard Ekundayo.
Obsidi is a platform that enables young, ambitious Black tech professionals to connect with one another and community allies to build their networks, exchange experiences, and feel a sense of belongingness. It’s remarkable how the phrase “Celebrating Black History today and every day,” which emphasizes appreciating the daily contributions that Black Canadians make to Canada, and the debut of Obsidi at the start of Black History Month coincides.
Obsidi opens a wide range of networks and opportunities for Black Canadians to connect. To know more, visit their website https://obsidi.com/.
Obsidi illustrates what a community can do to guarantee and support the better prospects of its youth. To read more on such community endeavours, visit our website https://indigenous-sme.ca/ and for the latest updates, check out our Twitter page @IndigenousSme.