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Are you a newcomer to Canada? Are you having trouble finding work because you have a barrier to employment?* We can help. Contact us – it’s free!

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Are you a newcomer to Canada? Are you having trouble finding work because you have a barrier to employment?* We can help. Contact us – it’s free!

Is it for me?

If you say ‘yes’ to all of the points below you might be eligible:

Arrived in Canada
in the last 10 years

Are a permanent resident, refugee, protected person, or a temporary resident from Ukraine

Have a disability and/or
barrier to employment

Please note that if you said ‘no’ to any of the above, you may not be eligible for our services.

*What is a barrier to employment?

A barrier to employment is anything that makes it harder for you to find and keep a job. This includes not speaking English very well, not being able to accept jobs that are far away from where you live because you can’t get there, or having a disability. Millions of Canadians have disabilities – including newcomers!

Disabilities include:

  • Mental health conditions, like anxiety and depression
  • Visible disabilities, like needing a walker or a cane
  • Medical conditions, like high blood pressure

How we can help you

  • Pre-Employment skills training
  • Advice on how and when to tell an employer that you have a disability or barrier
  • Developing interview skills
  • Improving your resume and cover letter
  • Help to understand what employers expect from you
  • Support with your job search
  • Connect you with settlement agencies
  • Connect you with employment agencies

Testimonials From Our Participants:

“Thank you so much Michael! I learned a lot. I got a job this past week and will be starting in a week.”

Ibukun

“I hope other newcomers will get to know this program so that they won’t settle for the jobs they are overqualified for simply because they were not informed or they are not aware of how the system works here.”

Kat

“The information you gave me will help a lot with my job search and it gave me a clearer understanding of the work system in Canada and in Alberta to be specific.”

Katherine

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Get the process started by filling out the form below!

Qualification Criteria:

  • Arrived in Canada in the last 10 years

  • Are a permanent resident, refugee, protected person, or a temporary resident from Ukraine

  • Have a disability and/or barrier to employment

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