Overview of the CareerNet Program
The CareerNet Program is Saskatchewan Intercultural Association’s 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,
- Professional mentoring, and,
- One-to-one access to Employment Counsellors.
In-class and online training focusses on career development and employability skills for professionals through 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.
The timelines for the three main sections of the CareerNet Program are as follows:
- An 8-week part time in-class / online training session which 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, workplace literacy, financial literacy, advanced life skills, and the importance of essential skills.
- An 8 -12-week in-person / online professional mentoring session in which clients will be paired with a suitable mentor within their career field to enhance community connections and build a professional network within their respective location.
- One-to-one access to employment counsellors who will provide relevant and tailored support based on the clients' employment needs and help prepare them to enter the labour 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, network opportunities and community connections to assist with their job search;
- Knowledge of the broader community through professional and social networks, and build 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;
- Either a Permanent Resident of Canada, Protected Person or a Convention Refugee who has been selected by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC);
- Legally able to work in Canada;
- Unemployed or currently working in an area that is unrelated to your prior education and training;
- In possession of a degree / diploma / certificate and have received some or all their education and/or work experience from outside of Canada.
Registration for Newcomers
Application for Mentors
The next intake of the CareerNet Program session is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 11, 2021 - Apply now!.
Once an application form is received, an information video will be sent to all applicants for viewing prior to booking one-to-one meetings with the Program Coordinators.
All new applicants must attend an Information Session in order to be considered for the selection process for the next intake. More information will be sent to you about the information session after you have submitted your application.
Thank you for your interest in the CareerNet Program.
Download the CareerNet fact sheet for newcomers and mentors:
CareerNet Fact Sheet (pdf)
Download the CareerNet poster and share it with your networks.
CareerNet Poster (pdf)