Alberta Association of
Immigrant Serving Agencies

Supporting Alberta’s settlement and integration sector since 1980.

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EMCN: Careers in Business

The Careers in Business program overall objective is to assist Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP’s) with experience in business enhance a broad range of employability skills and explore career paths directly related to their previous industry or sector or alternative paths to employment in small and medium local businesses, not-for-profits, professional associations and accreditation bodies.

This program is delivered twice yearly to 15 eligible applicants each time.

Program start dates:

  • April 1, 2021
  • September 1, 2021
  • February 1, 2022
  • July 4, 2022

The program is 5 months in duration and includes:

  • 12 weeks in-class, in both face-to-face and virtual settings, developing workplace culture and communication skills and exploring direct and alternative career paths in the Alberta labour market,
  • 8 weeks of work experience with an Edmonton employer where skills learned in the classroom will be applied, and
  • Additional supported job search provided to all participants.

Developing Cultural Competence

This professional development course offers frontline staff of settlement and integration agencies in Alberta’s small centres the knowledge and practical skills required to develop cultural competencies and foster intercultural understanding to better serve culturally diverse newcomers. It provides vital strategies for developing trusting relationships between and among frontline staff and newcomer clients as well as means to reduce communication gaps that can adversely affect newcomers’ settlement and integration prospects.  

Course duration: 5 weeks
Credit hours: 15