IRCC invests more than $1 million for women immigrants to get Tech jobs in Canada

IRCC invests more than $1 million for women immigrants to get Tech jobs in Canada

Highlights: IRCC to invest $1.1 million for women immigrants

  • Canada invests $1.1 Million towards the Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot (RNWP) program in Vancouver at YWCA.
  • It primarily supports immigrant women to get better job opportunities in the tech industry.
  • The Canadian government makes efforts to promote opportunities that align with the work experience and skill expertise of women immigrants.
  • The government has developed programs like Tech Connect to eliminate discrimination and promote equal opportunities.
  • The IRCC has introduced a two-year YWCA Tech Connect employment program extension.

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Canada’s RNWP services

  • The RNWP services were offered to women immigrants from over 128 countries between 2019 and 2020.
  • Most of the women selected were between the age group of 25-54 with less than five years of residence in Canada.
  • The Immigration programs for Racialized women provide equal job opportunities and well-paid wages.
  • The programs for Racialized women are also to promote the economy of Canada by having immigrant women contribute to society with their skills and expertise.
  • The Federal government committed a total funding of $31.9 million for the Pilot program in 2018.
  • The RNWP program was initially termed as Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot.

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