Career Pathways for Newcomer Women (CPNW) is designed to support professional newcomer women to secure viable employment that utilizes their skills and experience. In addition to guiding you in exploring a range of career paths that will support your short and long-term success in the labour market, you will acquire future skills, receive extensive employment coaching, and regularly connect with employers and mentors. The program will equip you with the skills, confidence and professional network necessary to thrive in fast-paced and changing work environments.

Program Components

  • 5-week program
  • Orientation to Canadian workplace culture and the expectations of employers in the chosen sector
  • Leverage existing skills and develop future skills necessary to succeed in Canadian workplaces
  • One-to-one support from an Employment Consultant who is knowledgeable about the labour market

Program Benefits

  • Recognize the skills that you have and build on the Essential Skills for the Future of Work
  • Create an individualized Action Plan and Career Path that guide your journey into work
  • Receive individualized employment counselling and job development support to help you find a job where you can succeed
  • Benefit from a flexible program that combines large and small group sessions, one-on-one supports and digital tools

Program Eligibility

  • Currently living in Ontario
  • Visible minority newcomer woman
  • Post-secondary degree holder
  • Canadian Language Benchmark 7 or higher
  • Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee

Program Dates

February 20, 2024 – March 22, 2024

April 29, 2024 – May 31, 2024

July 8, 2024 – August 9, 2024

September 30, 2024 – November 1, 2024

January 20, 2025 – February 21, 2025

Program Fees

Career Pathways for Newcomer Women is free of charge for eligible clients through funding provided by the Government of Canada.