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Links to Young Adult Employment

Program Description

Links to Young Adult Employment provides young immigrant and refugee mothers with training and support to develop a long-term career plans and to enter meaningful employment. Clients receive essential skill training, including digital skill building, Canadian workplace preparation, one-on-one career planning, one-one-one mentoring and employment skill training. The program is available to immigrant mothers who are permanent residents or refugees with and a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 or higher. Ten weeks of classroom training is followed by 14 weeks of Canadian work experience.

Program Details

  • 10 weeks of paid employment skills training including: career exploration, resume writing, mock interviews, job search skills, oral/written business communication, Canadian culture, essential skills, digital skills, pronunciation support
  • 14 weeks of paid entry level work placement in areas such as: office administration, accounting, marketing, IT and health care
  • One-on-one career planning sessions including:  individualized labor market assessment, short/long term career goals

 Eligible Clients

  • Immigrant mothers between 15-30 years of age
  • Permanent residents, refugees and citizens
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 5 or higher in all 4 skills
  • Individuals receiving EI or non-EI

Additional Program Information

  • Computer skills and English language enhancement
  • Assistance creating a 5 year career plan
  • Job search and retention support after program completion
  • Mentorship by a professional immigrant woman
  • Enhanced networking skills and referrals to other CIWA programs for additional support
  • Compensation for childcare and transportation costs
  • Two intakes per year: April to September & October to March

 For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Funded by:

Service Canada  

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