Tech Connect
Programs & Services

Tech Connect

YWCA Tech Connect is a free 10-week program that supports newcomer* self-identifying women with experience in IT to secure rewarding careers in the tech industry. 

*Must be permanent residents of Canada, living in BC

  • Learn how to navigate the Canadian workplace culture and minimize the challenges faced by newcomers 
  • Employment-related workshops focused on the tech industry 
  • Four weeks of employment coaching 
  • Access to mentorship, tech networking events and guest speakers relevant to the tech industry
  • Up to six months of follow up support 
  • Access to additional YWCA services 
  • Financial assistance for transit and child care based on eligibility 
  • Newcomer self-identifying women with background and experience in Information Technology (IT) 
  • A landed immigrant, permanent resident of Canada, or live-in caregiver (with open work permit), or protected person/convention refugee
  • Unemployed or underemployed and able to participate in 4 weeks of daytime virtual workshops
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada and living in BC
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in English - CLB Level 6 or higher 

Participants must meet ALL the eligibility criteria above. 


Program Start Date: May 15, 2023

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After two and a half years of online program delivery, we are happy to introduce a new hybrid model, which will continue to provide participants with the flexibility of taking some of the workshops from home, but will add the much-needed face-to-face interactions between participants and facilitators.  

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


YWCA Tech Connect 
535 Hornby Street - 4th floor, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2E8 | 604 219 8525

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