YWCA Aspire is a free employment program that assists self-identified newcomer refugee women in labour market preparedness to jump-start a meaningful career in Canada.

  • 6 weeks of group-based employment workshops 
  • 2 weeks of job development
  • Up to 12 weeks of follow-up support
  • One-on-one career coaching with personalized job readiness support
  • Transportation and childcare support for eligible participants
  • Support to build a professional network with industry experts
  • Wraparound services
  • A self-identified newcomer refugee woman who is a Permanent Resident or Protected Person who has been granted refugee status in Canada

  • Self-identified Ukrainian CUAET holder women (until March 2025)

  • Unemployed or underemployed and not a full-time student

  • Not a Canadian Citizen


Next start date: August 12, 2024

Register now   or sign up for an info session here.


For more information on the program schedule, delivery and accommodation, please contact us or attend an information session.

YWCA Aspire 
604 335 1094 | aspire@ywcavan.org
535 Hornby St - 4th floor, Vancouver
Office hours: Monday to Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

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