As a newcomer to Canada, microcredentials can be a valuable tool to help you improve the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen career.
Employment and Social Development Canada has identified adaptability, collaboration, and communication as three of the Skills for Success in the Canadian workplace. Employers in Canada are looking to hire job seekers with these skills.
This course includes three microcredentials developed and presented by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). These modules have been tested across Canada and were reviewed and validated by employers, so you will get the skills sought after by today's top companies. The online self-paced microcredentials (independent study) will cover these topics:
Each of the three microcredentials will take approximately 20 hours to complete. The microcredentials are fully online and asynchronous. You can take them at any time from anywhere. You can take one microcredential or all three.
This program is free for newcomers to Canada. This course is part of the Skills Enhancement for Newcomers (SEN) two-year national initiative (July 2022 - March 2024), which is funded by ESDC as part of the Government of Canada's Skills for Success program to support newcomers to Canada succeed at integrating into the Canadian labour market.
Participants in this course are required to be:
- A newcomer to Canada. A newcomer is defined as a citizen, refugee, or permanent resident who has been living in Canada for less than 5 years. Permanent Residency (PR) must be approved. Those on work visas or temporary residency status, including people under the CUAET program, are not eligible.
- At least 18 years old
- Legally entitled to work and study in Canada
Participants are recommended to have:
- A Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of at least 6+
- Minimum high school education or equivalent (any country)
- Access to a computer or laptop and reliable internet
- Some relevant work experience, in any industry, either international or Canadian
- Basic digital skills. Students will need to be able to independently navigate new digital environments, such as the Learning Management System