The Career Pathways for Racialized Newcomer Women (CPRNW) Pilot Project is a pan-Canadian research project comprised of eleven employment services interventions for newcomer women who identify as visible minority which are being implemented by eight service partners. The goal of this research project is to test four models of employment services to learn what works to support newcomer women who identify as visible minority in finding good quality employment.

Research and Evaluation Reports


The CPRNW Pilot Project is testing four program models to better support newcomer women who identify as visible minority in entering the Canadian labour market. Collectively, the models address the continuum of distance that separates people from the labour market.


The service partners and SRDC got together for a two-day all partners in-person Forum March 3rd to March 4th, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario. During the time together, the service partners shared their experience about the implementation of programs and how some of the components are helping participants. This video captures some of the moments and learnings from the project.



SRDC is a non-profit, mission-driven social policy research organization committed to improving the well-being of all individuals in Canada by working with our funders and partners to identify and test solutions to complex real-world problems. SRDC is known for its work in social innovations and experiments. Our knowledge and experience in designing and evaluating pilots and programs is unique in Canada. Our results have been used to inform policy, programs, and practice.

Since 1991, SRDC has completed over 350 projects and studies for non-profit organizations, various federal and provincial departments, and municipalities. SRDC offers a full range of research and evaluation services – we design, implement, and manage projects of many sizes and types, including implementation/process research, impact studies, cost benefit analyses, policy analyses, strategic reviews and performance measurement, and feasibility studies. We also have extensive experience bringing together multiple stakeholders for consultations and forums, and sharing information through webinars, conferences, and presentations.

Over the years, we have built a base of knowledge and experience about what works and does not work, with the belief that credible, well-communicated evidence can make a difference in policy development and program practice.