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Visible Minority Newcomer Women at Work Program

Visible Minority Newcomer Women at Work Program

Are you a visible minority newcomer woman? Do you need help finding employment in your field? If so, the Visible Minority Newcomer Women at Work Program is for you!

The program is designed to help you:

  • Become job ready
  • Further enhance your job-specific skills
  • Meet potential employers and expand your network

Through the Visible Minority Newcomer Women at Work Program you will be randomly placed in one of the following two groups:

Group 1
A 6-week in-class training program which will focus on:
• Building self-confidence
• Gender equality in the workplace
• Change management
• Development of an occupation specific essential skills portfolio
• Completion of job search strategies and practice interviews
• Completion of digital literacy training (as needed)

Group 2
A 6-week customized employment counselling training program which will include:
• Development of a personalized action plan
• Regular employment counselling sessions
• Referral to Job Search Strategies Workshops
• Access to all needed employment related services at ISANS

To be eligible to attend this program you must:
• Be a visible minority woman
• Have a post-secondary education
• Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5 +
• Be a permanent resident of Canada
• Be a new client to the Employment and Bridging programs at ISANS
• Agree to attend one information session, and if interested, sign the consent form and complete an online self-assessment and a survey

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Your get referred to the program by an Intake Counsellor

You register for an information session

You attend an information and assessment session

You are randomly assigned to one of two groups

Participate in the program

You complete follow-up assessments and surveys for 3-6 months following program completion