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

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