Canada expands employment opportunities for racialized newcomer women pilot

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Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot 

Canada expands employment opportunities for racialized newcomer women pilot on March 15, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced support and services to help racialized newcomer women find jobs in Canada. The Government of Canada has allocated $1.1 million to the YWCA of Metro Vancouver to support the Tech Connect program for newcomer women under the Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot. 

The Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot was formed with work placements, mentorship opportunities, and gender-specific employment counseling services to support the career progression and workplace access of racialized newcomer women. By allocating funding to projects such as Tech Connect, Canada’s government reveals its dedication to boosting a successful transition for racialized female immigrants.

 

Internationally trained professionals with IT backgrounds who are racialized newcomer women in the Greater Vancouver Area are helped by Tech Connect in their preparations. It allows them access to professional networks and training that will help them to understand the unique workplace culture in Canada’s IT industry and find jobs more quickly and easily that match their qualifications, training, and experience. 

Through work placements, mentorship, and women-only employment counseling, the Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot was created to enhance racialized newcomer women’s access to the labor market and advancement. Providing funding to programs like Tech Connect proves that the Canadian government is still dedicated to helping racialized newcomer women advance in their careers and find meaningful work in Canada.

 

The Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot provided funding for a number of settlement programs, including the YWCA of Metro Vancouver. The Canadian government is expected to announce funding for numerous organizations across the country in the upcoming months.

 

Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship stated: 

“Getting into the workforce creates big challenges for racialized newcomer women. We are working to eliminate these challenges so that all immigrants can find employment that is a good fit for their skills and experience. Programs like Tech Connect are making an important contribution to the combat of racial and gender discrimination by giving opportunities for women to achieve great things. I’m honored that the Canadian government can cooperate with us on this initiative.

 

Erin Seeley, Chief Executive Officer, of YWCA Metro Vancouver stated:

We are delighted that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has extended the YWCA Tech Connect employment program for an additional two years. With the help of this grant, our program will be able to help more recent immigrants seeking work in the tech industry. We appreciate the Canadian government’s recognition of this innovative and impactful program.

 

Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot 

Through work placements, mentorship, and women-only employment counseling, the Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot was developed to improve racialized newcomer women’s access to the labor market and advancement. The Pilot provides support to organizations that implement programs that seek to eliminate barriers that racialized newcomer women face, such as discrimination on the basis of race and gender, insecure employment, and a lack of affordable childcare.

 

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