Employment Services at CIWA is dedicated to empowering newcomers through a comprehensive suite of bridge-to-work programs. These programs are tailored to meet the diverse needs of newcomers, whether they have low-skills, mid-skills, or professional backgrounds. Participants in our programs receive specialized training and support in a wide range of industries, including childcare, retail, food service, security, customer service, administration, accounting, interpretation and translation, and more. Our aim is to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to secure meaningful employment opportunities.
In our bridge-to-work programs, participants not only develop occupational skills but also enhance their essential skills and gain insights into Canadian workplace culture and the local labour market. They receive hands-on training, allowing them to build practical skills that are relevant to their desired fields. Moreover, our programs focus on developing essential skills such as communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and time management, which are crucial for success in any workplace setting.
We understand that securing employment requires more than just skills training. Therefore, our programs also provide comprehensive support in job search and networking skills. Participants benefit from resume writing workshops, interview preparation sessions, and guidance on leveraging professional networks and online job platforms. By equipping newcomers with these vital job search strategies, we aim to enhance their employment prospects and help them navigate the Canadian job market successfully.
Overall, Employment Services at CIWA offers a holistic approach to support newcomers on their journey towards employment. Through our bridge-to-work programs, participants receive specialized training, develop essential skills, gain insights into Canadian workplace culture and the labour market, and receive comprehensive support in their job search efforts. We are committed to empowering newcomers and assisting them in their integration into the Canadian workforce.
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Career Services for Foreign Trained Professionals
CIWA’s Career Services for Foreign Trained Professionals supports immigrant women in Calgary to practice their skills and gain experience needed to enter the Canadian workplace. Clients receive English language enhancement, essential skill training including digital skill building. Career planning includes individualized labour market assessment, employment skill building and job search support. Eleven weeks of classroom training is followed by 12 weeks of Canadian work experience. The program is available to immigrant women who are permanent residents or refugees with a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or higher. The program hosts 2 concurrent intakes.
Childcare Training Pathway
Early Childhood Educator Employment Training – Level 1
This free part-time employment training, delivered online across Alberta, prepares participants to successfully complete the Level 1 Early Childhood Educator certification delivered by Bow Valley College through CIWA.This project is available to immigrant women who are permanent residents, refugees, Canadian citizens, or CUAET holders. Eligible clients must be over 18 years old and able to work in Alberta, have High school education or higher.
Early Childhood Educator Employment Training – Level 2
This online training prepares participants to successfully complete the Early Childhood Education and Development Certificate Course (ECED) and earn their Level 2 ECE Certificate through the Ministry of Children’s Services. The training is available for immigrant women across Alberta and is delivered by Bow Valley College through CIWA. This project is available to immigrant women who are permanent residents, refugees, Canadian citizens, or CUAET holders have Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 7 or higher. Eligible clients must be over 18 years old and able to work in Alberta, have High school education or higher.
Fast Track Employment Training for Immigrant Women
Food Service Training
Labour Market Bridging for Volunteers: Interpretation and Translation
Level Up Early Childhood Educator Training Program (formerly Child Development Worker Training for Immigrant Women)
Line Cook Training
Links to Young Adult Employment
Hospitality Training Program for Immigrant Women
Hositality Training For Immigrant Women is customized training in partnership with SAIT that will provide the knowledge, skills and practical experience to find employment in the hospitality and tourism industry.The program is available to immigrant women who are permanent residents, refugees, or Canadian citizens and have Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) of 6 or higher.