YWCA Aspire is a free employment program that assists newcomer refugee women in gaining valuable work experience with organizations in Metro Vancouver.

  • 6 weeks of group-based employment workshops 
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid work placement
  • Post placement follow up support
  • Transportation and childcare support for eligible participants
  • Workplace Conversation Circles as peer support network
  • Selected essential certifications
  • A self-identified newcomer refugee woman who is a Permanent Resident,  Protected Person (Convention Refugee) in Canada and not a Canadian Citizen

  • Currently on the Resettlement Assistance program or receiving Income Assistance OR a privately sponsored refugee

  • Unemployed and not a full-time student

Next start date: July 18, 2022

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YWCA Aspire 
4th Floor - 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver 
778 222 3278 or 778 222 1507 | aspire@ywcavan.org 

Canada / BC