Information session-2- Enhanced Career Bridging Program
This employment program includes four weeks of classroom training followed by an eight-week volunteer work placement.
This program was developed to aid newcomers with professional backgrounds in their transition into the Canadian workforce. When entering the workforce in a new country newcomers must learn a new workplace culture and set of employment laws, bridging programs are here to help prepare students for this transition. The in-class portion of this program covers the Canadian application process, financial literacy, Canadian workplace culture and Canadian employment standards. The class includes a computer skills/business certificate component as well.
In-class training consists of:
Week 1: the online application process, resumes, cover letters, aptitude testing, reference checks, Canadian workplace culture and the norms to expect in Canadian workplace environments.
Week 2: workers’ rights and responsibilities set out by the Ministry of Employment Standards, the SK Human Rights Code, health and safety in the workplace as well as employee manuals.
Week 3: financial literacy including deductions to expect on paychecks, taxes in Canada, student loans and more Canadian workplace culture.
Week 4: networking and interview skills, small talk, more Canadian workplace culture and soft skills
Individual learning plans to identify career goals and any added training needed.
Workplace experience placements (work-terms).
Skills training and targeted academic training.
Workplace safety and culture (in-class).
Speakers and presentations on various employment-related topics.
Computer training and online certificate component(s).