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RAISE Program

Refugee and Immigrant Supports to Employment (RAISE)

Become a client
Become an EmployMENTOR
Become a Volunteer WLT
SDI WLT Innovation Project

The RAISE Program

The RAISE program supports refugee and immigrant clients, with limited official language proficiency and work experience, interested to obtain and maintain employment in the trades, hospitality, sales and service, childcare, health services support and manufacturing sectors.

Through pre- and post-employment counselling and the support of Workplace Language Trainers, clients enhance their knowledge and skills for employment readiness, as well as develop their language skills specific to their workplace, thereby increasing their knowledge of the Canadian workplace culture, while participating in society.

In partnership with the province, the program incorporates a training subsidy as an incentive for employers, (“EmployMENTORS”) to develop individual learning plans for the client.

For more information on joining the RAISE program as a client or employer of choice, please contact:

Become a client

Make an Impact by Becoming an EmployMENTOR

Become a Volunteer Workplace Language Trainer

For more information, please contact:

Service Delivery Improvement Workplace Language Training (SDI WLT) Innovation Project

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