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RAISE | Refugee and Immigrant Supports to Employment

RAISE supports refugee clients with limited official language proficiency and work experience within the Hospitality, Trades, Service Industry, Childcare, and Healthcare sectors to obtain and maintain employment.

Through the support of Mentors pre and post-employment, clients develop their language skills specific to their workplace, increasing their knowledge of the Canadian workplace culture whilst participating in society.

In partnership with Ottawa employers; EmployMENTORS the program incorporates a training subsidy as an incentive for employers to develop individual learning plans for the client.

Through the support of Mentors clients receive;

  • Introduction to employers for job opportunities
  • Pre-Induction support; employment workplace rights, health and safety certifications (WHIMS), tailored information related to their place of employment
  • Employment maintenance and job development support
  • Workplace Language Training through the support of volunteer Language Trainers

Make An Impact – Become an EmployMENTOR

Join our growing group of Ottawa employers engaged to support Refugee clients with employment and skills development opportunities;

Employer benefits:

  • Introductions to clients with valuable skills required for the Ottawa Labour Market
  • Training subsidies in partnership with the province
  • Pre-Induction training supports for the prospective employee tailored to their HR policies
  • Post-employment support by dedicated Mentors to ensure employment maintenance
  • Workplace Language Training by dedicated volunteer Language Trainers

For more information on joining as a client or employer of choice (EmployMENTOR) contact;

Mazen Homsi
Refugee and Immigrant Supports to Employment (RAISE) Project Facilitator
Tel: 613-725-5671 Ext: 333

Become A Member Today !

Our Mission!

OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

What we do 🙂

We are community based non-profit organization that has been providing services in Ottawa since 1978. We are motivated by the stories of new immigrants, and we are there every stage of the journey. OCISO directly serves over 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. Our work is augmented by the generous efforts of our enthusiastic, caring and talented staff, volunteers, both established and new Canadians.