Newcomers Essential Skills Training (NEST)

NEST is a 6-month full-time training program to help you improve your essential skills so you can more successfully find work and participate in the community. Essential skills are:

  • reading text
  • use of documents
  • writing
  • working with numbers
  • oral communication
  • thinking skills
  • working with others
  • computer use
  • continuous learning

This program is free and you may qualify for funding while studying.

What this program will help you with


  • Improving your English communication skills
  • Understanding Canadian culture
  • Learning computers
  • Developing relationships
  • Increasing your awareness of the labour market
  • Conducting a successful job search
  • Researching employment or education opportunities for your future

How the program works


This program is delivered twice a year to 20 eligible applicants each time.

  • 24 weeks of full-time classes with the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
  • 90 days (3 months) supported follow up

You can apply to this program if you are


Applicants must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Unemployed or marginally employed
  • A resident of Alberta; Permanent Resident, new Canadian Citizen, Refugee with positive Notice of Decision Letter
  • Canadian Language Benchmark 3 or higher in all skill areas: (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
  • Highly motivated and commitment to completing the program

Locations


  • 10170 – 112 Street NW

How to access the program


  • Call  780 424 7709
  • Email info@emcn.ab.ca

This program is funded by Alberta Advanced Education

 

 

Employment Services​
Digna Lopez