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Information session-1- Enhanced Career Bridging Program
Information session-1- 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

Program Highlights
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).
Financial literacy.

Nov 7, 2022 10:00 AM in Saskatchewan

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