The CareerNet Program is our NEW and FREE employment program designed to provide training, mentoring, and career development to newcomers looking to establish a career in Canada. The CareerNet Program is open to Permanent Residents and Refugees located across the province of Saskatchewan and consists of three components:
- Virtual employment skills training,
- One-to-one access to Employment Counsellors.
The virtual employment skills training focuses on career development and employability skills for professionals through the curriculum, pairing clients with a mentor, and providing access to one-on-one counselling through employment counselling services.
Applications for CareerNet are accepted all year round, and we host multiple intakes per year.
There are three main sections for the CareerNet Program:
- An 8-week part-time online training session will cover essential employability skills, including personal marketing skills such as résumé and cover letter writing, job search techniques and accessing the hidden job market, interview skills, business etiquette, networking, and presentations from employer partners and industry experts. It will also feature subjects on workers’ rights in Canada, cultural literacy, history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, workplace literacy, anti-racism and the importance of essential skills.
- An 8 to 12-week mentoring session in which clients are paired with a suitable mentor within their professional field to enhance community connections, receive advice in their job search, and build a professional network within their respective locations.
- Continuous access to employment counsellors who provide relevant and tailored support based on the clients’ employment needs and help prepare them to enter the labor market.
Benefits of the Program
Through the CareerNet Program, participants will acquire:
- Knowledge, skills and resources to prepare for employment in the Saskatchewan labour market;
- Industry-specific knowledge, networking opportunities and job search advice as part of the mentor match;
- Knowledge of the broader community through professional and social networks, and building of multi-cultural awareness and understanding, and;
- The skills to secure and maintain employment in the Saskatchewan labour market
In order to apply, applicants must:
- Be 18 years of age or older;
- Live in Saskatchewan;
- Be a Permanent Resident of Canada or a Protected Person and Convention Refugee, who has been selected by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), or living in Saskatchewan through the CUAET (Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel);
- Be legally able to work in Canada;
- Be unemployed or underemployed (currently working in an area that is unrelated to your prior education and training);
- Have completed either a degree/diploma/certificate and have received some or all their education and/or work experience from outside of Canada.
The next intake of the CareerNet Program will begin on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
CareerNet is now accepting applications for the winter intake (January and February). Classes run Tuesday and Thursday mornings (10:00 am-12:30 pm) with the first class held on Tuesday, January 3, 2022. Application deadline for the winter intake is Friday December 9th at 5:00 pm.
Applications are accepted year round – apply now!
Once an application is received, the program coordinator will contact you directly. All new applicants must attend an information session to be considered for the next intake.
Thank you for your interest in the CareerNet Program.
For more information, contact CareerNet Program Coordinator, Ishita Jamal at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in applying for the CareerNet program, please fill out the online application form below.
Download the CareerNet Mentoring fact sheet for newcomers and mentors:
Download the CareerNet Call for Mentors poster and share it with your networks.