Canada invests $1.1M to support Tech Connect program for racialized newcomer women in Metro Vancouver

Lejia Feng Employment, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News

The Canadian Government is committed to ensuring that all women and girls have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential, including those who face unique challenges such as racialized newcomer women. To support their employment, the YWCA of Metro Vancouver will receive up to $1.1 million over two years under the Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot, announced by Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

This funding will support the Tech Connect program, which connects internationally-trained racialized newcomer women in the Greater Vancouver Area with professional networks and training in Canada’s IT sector. The program will help them understand Canadian workplace culture and find employment related to their skills, education, and experience more easily. The Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot aims to provide work placements, mentorship, and women-only employment counseling to improve access and advancement in the labor market for racialized newcomer women. The Government of Canada’s investment in programs like Tech Connect demonstrates their continued commitment to supporting this group in finding meaningful work and progressing in their careers.

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