The Immigrant Welcome Centre is pleased to announce the opening of the Workplace Language and Culture Hub, a pilot program in Campbell River that aims to enhance the ability of newcomers to thrive in the Canadian workplace. This new innovative program, which has been made possible through generous funding from RBC, aims to help newcomers improve their workplace language skills and increase their awareness of workplace culture. The program covers diverse topics such as communication skills, conflict resolution, safety awareness, and workplace culture. This program was developed in response to data derived from the Needs Assessment Survey conducted by IWC in 2020, where feedback from local businesses and other community partners identified a need for workplace-oriented language and culture training.
The program is open to permanent residents and provincial nominees aged 17+. Priority will be given to youth aged 17 to 29 who have lived in Canada for two years or less. The program will run three evenings per week for 2 hours per evening beginning September 2022, and ending June 2023. Location and dates are to be confirmed. The program is free to eligible newcomers. Commitment is required with a minimum 75% attendance.
Employers are invited to refer their employees to the program by providing a short letter of referral describing why their employee is a good candidate for the program and what they hope their employees will accomplish in the program.
Read the press release here.