Childcare Training for Low Literacy Immigrant Women

Program Description 

The program assists low literacy immigrant women to obtain a Child Development Assistant Certificate.


Program Details

  • Nine months of full-time occupational language training
  • Two months of full-time work experience
  • English language enhancement
  • Employment skills training
  • Computer training
  • Child Development Assistant Certificate


Eligible Clients

The program is available to immigrant women with less than 7 years of education and Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 2 or higher. Eligible clients include permanent residents, refugees and Canadian citizens with language and cultural barriers.


Additional Program Information

  • Child Development Assistant Certificate is offered in collaboration with Bow Valley College
  • Work experience is offered in collaboration with businesses and non-profit organizations
  • Participants are reimbursed for childcare and transportation costs
  • One-on-one mentoring support is available 
  • Job search help upon completion of program
  • Follow-up support after program completion
  • Referrals to other CIWA programs help participants access additional support services


Free childcare and first language support is available.


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