Building employability skills and transition Ukrainian newcomers into the local Canadian workforce and help them achieve financial independence.
EMCN's CUE Program
- Began in Oct. 2022 and will run until Sept. 2024.
- Provides FREE employment services to Ukrainian evacuees
(newcomers) impacted by the ongoing war in Ukraine.
- Offers services in English and Ukrainian.
- Connects with participants in-person, over the phone and virtually.
- Explore career and employment options with EMCN staff
and work collaboratively to achieve goals.
- Receive pre-employment and safety training to improve
their job search knowledge (i.e. resume, cover letter,
interview skills, etc.)
- Receive ongoing support after employment.
- Gain access to employment and networking opportunities.
how the program works
- Ukrainian newcomers sign up for an in-person EMCN CUE Program Welcome Session. These sessions help Ukrainian newcomers become familiar with the CUE program, various other EMCN programs and supports, and they fill out an application form.
- EMCN Career Counselors book one-on-one meetings to conduct employment assessment and develop a personal service plan for each participant.
- Newcomers are encouraged to attend workshops.
- EMCN’s Employment Placement Specialists connect newcomers with various employers during an active job search until they get a job.
- EMCN hosts job fairs, hiring events and info sessions just for CUE program newcomers.
- EMCN covers cost of safety tickets and safety equipment for Ukrainian newcomers as required.
- EMCN provides ongoing support to help mitigate challenges for newcomers in the workplace. Support may include phone or in-person meetings with the newcomer and/or employer, and ongoing e-services for up to 180 days for Ukrainian newcomers after they have secured employment.
cue program - welcome sessions
EMCN offers 2-hour, in-person Welcome Sessions for Ukrainian newcomers to find out more about the Connecting Ukrainians to Employment (CUE) program, as well as other EMCN programs and supports available.
- Sessions held every Monday from 10 am—12 pm.
- Register for an EMCN Ukrainian Welcome Session by:
who can access the program
- Ukrainian Nationals with Temporary Residence status as defined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
- Ukrainians arriving in Canada through the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) pathway.
- Ukrainians that are 18 years of age or older.
- Ukrainians that are residing in Alberta.