The Building Canadian Work Experience model is designed to create paid short-term jobs to assist unemployed newcomer refugee women gain meaningful work experience with organizations. The intent of the model is to offer “on-the-job” language practice and experience in a Canadian workplace. Specifically, this model consists of a short employment readiness training and a 3-month work placement. Participating employers are eligible for a wage subsidy to cover part of the employee wages.
The approach is aimed at enhancing the participant’s employability readiness, skills, workplace culture knowledge and network by providing a Canadian work experience opportunity. This is especially valuable if the newcomer women have been unemployed for a long time or have never worked in Canada.