Skills Enhancement for Newcomers helps newcomers to Canada develop the skills, knowledge, and practice unique to Canadian workplaces, enhancing their employment profiles.
The program brings together colleges and institutes and their employer partners from across the country to design and deliver new national microcredentials focused on Communication, Collaboration, and Adaptability, three of the competencies identified by Skills for Success. Skills for Success is a framework developed by Employment Skills and Development Canada that identifies nine skills needed to participate and thrive in learning, work, and life.
Over two years, 1,000 newcomers will benefit from these targeted microcredentials designed to enhance their existing professional and employability skills and ease their entry into the Canadian labour market. The program also engages employers nation-wide to ensure the microcredentials are credible and align with the needs of employers.