About the Program
Are you an internationally trained professional who is having a hard time finding relevant employment?
There are many barriers that can prevent you from securing full-time employment in your field, such as a lack of credential recognition, not enough Canadian work experience or awareness of Canadian workplace culture, and few networking opportunities. Thankfully, the Skilled Newcomer Training Incentive Bond Project can help!
The Skilled Newcomer Training Incentive Bond Project is designed to help you:
- Become job-ready using Canada’s Skills for Success framework and developing your professional portfolio
- Access opportunities to further enhance your job-specific skills
- Meet with potential employers and expand your network
- Gain more than 6 months of Canadian work experience, while giving you more chances for growth
Through the Skilled Newcomer Training Incentive Bond Project, you will benefit from two distinct phases.
In phase one, prior to employment, you will:
- Discover the skills you need to work in your field by attending 3 weeks of a “Skills for Success” portfolio development workshop
- Develop an occupation-specific “Skills for Success” portfolio
- Work with a job developer to secure employment in your field through the training bond project
In phase two, during your employment, you will:
- Work with the job-retention coordinator and supervisor to identify your job-specific needs
- Receive individualized support and trainings as identified
- Receive consistent follow-ups and feedback to increase your chances of securing full-time employment
To be eligible to join this project, you must:
- Be a skilled, newcomer professional, meaning someone who has been in Canada for a short time, usually less than 10 years (for example, Canadian Citizens, permanent residents and refugees with valid work permits)
- Hold an internationally obtained post-secondary degree, diploma or certification, including in the trades
- Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 6 +, or its equivalent from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- Legally entitled to work in Canada, according to Nova Scotia legislation and regulations
- Agree to complete all project components, including participating in focused group discussions, completing surveys, and providing feedback
Find and sustain employment in your field, optimize your skills, and fulfill your career goals with us!