Calling Saskatoon Employers!
Saskatoon’s Global Gathering Place (GGP) is a drop-in non-profit centre that provides personalized, settlement assistance to refugees and immigrants that are new to our city. To achieve our vision of a society where newcomers are fully engaged and valued, GGP acts as a cultural bridge between newcomers and life in Canada helping them navigate everything from language, healthcare, life skills assistance and employment.
Racialized newcomer women are the newcomer group most likely to experience prolonged unemployment. The Pre-employment and Skills Development Support for Racialized Immigrant Women Project is a new program GGP is offering in partnership with fellow settlement agencies across Canada. The program is aimed at helping racialized immigrant women gain the skills and experience to obtain a job in the sales and service sector. There are three intakes, each consisting of 8 weeks of in-class instruction followed by a 4-week work placement. During the in-class portion, participants develop employment readiness skills, improve English language abilities, and become certified in WHMIS, First Aid, and Food Safe. We are also excited to announce that program participants will receive financial compensation for their participation!
Now that we are partway through our first intake, we are looking for employers for the four-week work placements! For the duration of the placement, the participant’s wages will be fully covered by the program. Employers can staff an employee from our program for 26 hours a week at no cost to their business or organization.
Other benefits for employers include:
- A workplace diversity and inclusivity presentation from trained staff at Global Gathering Place
- Diversified staff with skilled individuals
- Invitation to networking events and job fair at the end of the program
- Participation in a valuable national project being studied by the Government of Canada
The three work placement periods are:
- November 28, 2022 to December 23, to 2022
- April 3, 2023 to April 28, 2023
- July 31, 2023 to August 25, 2023
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email our Coordinator and Workforce Specialist Jenna at firstname.lastname@example.org.