Canada to empower visible minority newcomer women

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Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website.

June 6, 2019—Toronto, ON— Canada is making it easier for newcomer women to find a job by providing the support and services they need to succeed. This will help these women highlight their talents and experiences as they settle in Canada.

Some newcomer women face multiple barriers trying to find work and get ahead in Canada. This includes gender- and race-based discrimination, precarious or low income employment, lack of affordable childcare, and weak social and employment supports.

Recognizing these challenges, the government has selected 22 organizations from across the country that understand visible minority newcomer women, the barriers they face, and their circumstances. These organizations will launch projects over the next 2 years that will:

  • Develop and test innovative approaches to enable more visible minority newcomer women to find a job and succeed at work;
  • Support smaller organizations to increase their capacity to serve visible minority newcomer women and enable them to overcome barriers to employment; and/or
  • Increase the digital literacy of visible minority newcomer women to access and advance within the Canadian labour market.

The Government is committed to the full and equal participation of all women and girls, which is essential to Canada’s economic growth and prosperity.

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