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Employment Programs

Learning Interculturalism Through Employment (LITE)

Overview

LITE is a unique program that teaches employment skills and intercultural awareness to Indigenous and Newcomer youth (ages 18-30) in Saskatoon. This super neat program not only connects Newcomer and Indigenous youth to the workplace but also builds an appreciation for diversity and acceptance for all.

LITE has three main parts:

  1. Employment Training – 8-week class on resume and cover letter writing, job search techniques, and job interview practice.
  2. Intercultural Training – Canadian and Indigenous history, anti-racism, and anti-oppressive education.
  3. Work Experience – 12-week work placement.
Benefits

LITE’s program goals:

  • Connect Indigenous and Newcomer youth to employment, each other and the community;
  • Develop professional skills and certification (First Aid/ CPR C, Service Best, WHMIS, & Food Safety);
  • Increase confidence to attain/maintain employment;
  • Find an appreciation for diversity and acceptance; and
  • Gain work experience through volunteer opportunities.
Eligibility Requirements:

To apply, you must be/have:

  • Indigenous person (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) or Newcomer (Canadian Citizen, PR or Refugee);
  • Legally able to work in Canada;
  • Between the ages of 18 and 30;
  • Out of school and ready to work;
  • In need of assistance to overcome employment barriers; and
  • Little to no work experience and education levels.
Program Intakes

LITE has five intakes through to 2023. Information sessions are held a month before the start date.
The intake start dates are below.

May 17, 2021September 20, 2021January 31, 2022June 6, 2022October 3, 2022
Contact

If you have questions or need more information, please contact:

Registration

If you are interested in participating in the LITE program, please fill out the online registration form below.

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