Employment Preparation for Retail Industry


This program equips immigrant and refugee women with tools and strategies to enhance their employability in the retail sector.



Program Details

  • 11 weeks of in-class training
  • 4 weeks of combined work experience and training
  • Training in retail vocabulary, customer service, numeracy
  • Certificates in Basic Food Safety and WHMIS
  • Computer training and equipment use
  • Canadian workplace preparation
  • Employment skills training


Eligible Clients

The project is available to immigrant women who are permanent residents, have no more than 12 years of schooling, have Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 and require support in obtaining meaningful employment.

Additional Project Information

The program offers three intakes a year:

April - June
August - October
November - February

Work experience is offered in collaboration with retail businesses. Students are reimbursed for childcare and transportation costs. 

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