PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The Careers in Business program overall objective is to assist Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP’s) with experience in business enhance a broad range of employability skills and explore career paths directly related to their previous industry or sector or alternative paths to employment in small andmedium local businesses, not-for-profits, professional associations and accreditation bodies.

Careers in Business will focus on supporting IEP’s with education and experience in the following business-related occupations and/or industry sectors:

  • Management
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Public Administration
  • Information Systems

Careers in Business specific objectives are to:

  • Increase ownership and accountability for their own success in IEPs, leading to heightened capability, increased dedication to the work they must do in the program, boosted morale, a fostering of innovation, and higher levels of satisfaction which will then be carried forward into the Canadian workplace;
  • Expand IEPs’ knowledge of the Canadian labour market and identify alternative career paths;
  • Provide an individualized and tailored approach to participants by providing individual coaching sessions, participatory group trainings, e-learning components, mentorship opportunities, and work experience; and
  • Enable IEPS to secure employment through improved identification of needs using individual coaching sessions, work experience, real-life simulations, etc.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

This program is delivered twice yearly to 15 eligible applicants each time.

Program start dates:

  • April 1, 2021
  • September 1, 2021
  • February 1, 2022
  • July 4, 2022

The program is 5 months in duration and includes:

  • 12 weeks in-class, in both face-to-face and virtual settings, developing workplace culture and communication skills and exploring direct and alternative career paths in the Alberta labour market,
  • 8 weeks of work experience with an Edmonton employer where skills learned in the classroom will be applied, and
  • Additional supported job search provided to all participants.

WHO CAN ACCESS THE SERVICES?

Candidates must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Graduate of a degree program from an international institution with significant study and experience in the business-related occupations and/or industry sectors
  • Unemployed or marginally employed
  • Permanent resident or new Canadian Citizen; resident of Alberta
  • Language proficiency of Canadian Language Benchmark 5 or higher in all areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • High motivation and commitment to completing the program

WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?

Careers in Business is offered at:

HOW TO ACCESS SERVICES

All interested applicants should contact EMCN directly.