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The Saskatoon Open Door Society is one of many organizations throughout the province which provides services to immigrants and refugees, including the new Syrian arrivals. For more information, please check the following:

SaskCares: provincial website connecting members of Saskatchewan Association of Immigrant Settlement and Integration Agencies (SAISIA)
Welcome Refugees: a federal government website

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The Saskatoon Open Door Society in partnership with Saskatchewan Intercultural Association assists trained and skilled immigrants to prepare for employment in the Canadian workplace, in fields related to the training and work experience obtained prior to arriving in Canada. This is accomplished through providing15 weeks of classroom training, an average 8-week work placement in a field related to their past experience and access to career mentorship support from someone in their field.

The ELT Program aims to help participants to increase their confidence in English communication skills and their ability to work in a Canadian setting, experience Canadian workplace culture and procedures, develop a mentoring relationship to gain support and career insights into their professional field. The ELT project addresses four main barriers faced by immigrants in obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment, and therefore aims to: overcome labour market language difficulties, increase understanding of the local labour market, provide Canadian work experience in a related field and support the process of building occupational networks.

The classroom training takes place between the hours of 9am and 2pm, Monday through Friday with three intakes per year. The next session starts on May 7th, 2012 and the deadline for applying is March 23rd, 2012. To be eligible a participant must: have a degree, diploma or certificate taken after high school, outside of Canada and have been in Canada for 5 years or less and be legally entitled to work in Canada, be proficient in English with a CLB level 5 - 8, be highly motivated and willing to find employment within their field.

All eligible candidates must first attend an information session. The next information session for the next intake are on Friday, March 23, 10:00am.

Click here to download an application. *please note you must attend or have attended an informtation session before applying.

For more information, please call us at (306) 653-4464.

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