About this program

The Immigrant Women’s Employment Readiness Connections (IWERC) Program is specifically designed to assist eligible women with backgrounds in the Accounting, Finance, Administration, Human Resources, Marketing, Business and Project Management sectors through:

  • Free pre-employment skills training
  • Employment assistance customized to each individual
  • Intercultural competency training to better understand cultural viewpoints
  • Intensive job-development coaching

How does it work?

Participating women will first gain understanding about Canadian workplace culture, and then work in “innovation teams” to solve real-life employer problems by drawing on their own technical and professional backgrounds, skills and knowledge.

You also have the opportunity to gain professional Canadian work experience in your relevant sector.

Applications open


Seats available until positions filled.

Employer Information

We match employers with internationally-trained, professional women with backgrounds in the Accounting, Finance, Administration, Human Resources, Marketing, Business and Project Management sectors.

Employer application

 

Why IWERC?

Internationally-trained, professional women can face more challenges than other newcomers in finding rewarding and fulfilling work that matches the education and experience levels they bring with them to Canada.

Newcomers often don’t have a professional network to provide job leads and support. They are challenged by a lack of Canadian work experience and a limited understanding of the jobs available in the labour market.

If you are interested in IWERC, or have any questions, please contact us at 604-254-9626 or iwerc@mosaicbc.org.

 Funding provided by the Government of Canada’s Foreign Credential Recognition Program