Career Services for Foreign Trained Professionals

Program Description

This full-time 23 weeks employment training program is designed to help professional immigrant women practice their employability skills and gain relevant work experience needed to join the Canadian workforce in various professional fields.  It has two main streams –  a mixed professional skills stream and an accounting stream.

Clients receive English language enhancement and essential employability skills training including digital skills. Career planning includes individualized labour market assessment, employment skill building, and job search support.  11 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.

Program Details

  • 11 weeks of job skills training
  • 12 weeks of Canadian work experience
  • English language enhancement
  • Essential skills to integrate into Canadian office culture
  • Digital skills training such as MS Office Suite, Survey Monkey, Prezi, Canva, Power BI, Cloud Storage, SharePoint, Google Workplace, and Digital forms
  • Software for Accounting participants: Quick Books, Simply Accounting, Xero, Power BI, MS Dynamics, and MS Excel
  • Canadian workplace preparation
  • Individualized labor market analysis and action plan

Eligible Clients

  • Immigrant women who are permanent residents or refugees
  • CUAET holders
  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or higher, with post-secondary education
  • Mixed skills participants: Professionals with a minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience outside of Canada
  • Accounting participants: Educational background and a minimum of 1 year of professional experience in accounting and/or finance outside Canada

Additional Program Information

  • Follow-up job search support after program completion
  • Referrals to other CIWA programs help participants access additional support services
  • Participants may be reimbursed for childcare and transportation costs

For more information please email

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