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  • Gerda R. Bloemraad Educational Scholarship Recipients 2019

    Gerda R. Bloemraad Educational Scholarship Recipients 2019

  • HIPPY Graduation

    HIPPY Graduation

  • Open seats available for Bridge to Success for Professional Immigrant Women. Training is available for current or past EI clients

    Open seats available for Bridge to Success for Professional Immigrant Women. Training is available for current or past EI clients

  • Open seats available for Line Cook Training. Start date is July 8th

    Open seats available for Line Cook Training. Start date is July 8th

  • Open seats available for Food Service Training Program. Start date is July 8th

    Open seats available for Food Service Training Program. Start date is July 8th

Welcome to CIWA

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) is a non-profit organization established in 1982 as a registered charity. CIWA is a culturally diverse settlement agency that recognizes, responds to, and focuses on the unique concerns and needs of immigrant and refugee women, girls and their families.

Career Services

Career Services offer bridge to work programs, counseling, networking opportunities, training and workshops for professional immigrant women searching for meaningful employment in line with their educational and professional qualifications. Bridge to work programs focus on helping immigrant women find employment in the areas of accounting, office administration and interpretation and translation and much more.

"My participation in the program has equipped me with significant skills to pursue my career and conduct my life in a more meaningful way than before." - Links to Success participant

Employment Training and Support for Visible Minority Immigrant Women

Program Description

This program assists visible minority immigrant women find employment in Canada.

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Bridge to Success for Professional Immigrant Women

Program Description

Bridge to Success for Professional Immigrant Women is a full-time 24-week employment training program. This program helps women with educational and professional backgrounds in administration, sales, marketing, community and social services, and other related professions to attain professional experience in their field of expertise by helping to connect them to the labour market.

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Bridging the Gap for Foreign Trained Accountants

Program Description

The program assists professional immigrant women with accounting and/or finance background gain relevant Canadian work experience.

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Child Development Worker Training for Immigrant Women

Program Description

The program assists immigrant women to obtain a Child Development Worker Certificate (Level 2)

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Employment Skills Program

Program Description 

The program equips immigrant women with the tools, skills and knowledge necessary for a successful job search.

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Labour Market Bridging for Volunteers: Interpretation and Translation

Project Description 

This program provides interpretation and translation training and related work experience to CIWA volunteers.

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Links to Success

Program Description

The program works with young, professional immigrant and refugee mothers to develop a long-term career plan leading to meaningful employment.

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Office Administration Program for Immigrant Women

Program Description 

The program helps immigrant women gain the skills, information and experience needed to enter the Canadian workplace.

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