Sector Specific Employment Initiative Portal

An Action- Research project funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to be implemented by World Skills Employment Centre, in partnership with:

  • The Centre for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW) at the Carleton University
  • Recruiting in Motion

About SSEI

750 newcomers are set to benefit from a newly developed three-year research project called the Sector Specific Employment Initiative (SSEI).

The initiative is being implemented by World Skills Employment Centre in partnership with the Centre for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW) at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business as well as Recruiting in Motion, a private sector recruitment company.

The program is aimed at “enhancing labour market outcomes through sector-specific employer engagement interventions.” World Skills Employment Centre will deliver services that will engage employers and sector experts in developing solutions to address the hiring needs of employers as well as challenges faced by newcomers in securing employment.

The project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada through the Settlement Program Service Delivery Improvement stream that invests in projects that explore how to better integrate newcomers in their new communities and support the settlement sector as it recovers from the pandemic.

What SSEI Can Do for You!

The goal of the SSEI program is to support and provide training for newcomers in finding employment related to their specific field.

Are you interested in obtaining an in-depth understanding of your sector/industry, learn more about your specific sector dynamics, and the skills and hiring requirements for occupations within your sector? If yes, then the Sector Specific Employment Initiative (SSEI) is the program for you.

World Skills Employment Centre is excited to invite you to participate in SSEI, which is a program that focuses on employer engagement strategies and evaluates the impact of such focused strategies on the level of employer engagement and, subsequently, the success in the employment of internationally trained newcomers within 15 selected sectors. Interested participants will be assigned to the sector of their choice.

What makes SSEI unique is that if offers job seekers highly-focused services, sector specific employer events, and activities that are specifically tailored to their sectors, such as sector-specific:

  • Training
  • Job fairs, job postings and one-on-one support
  • Targeted recruitment events
  • Employer information and coaching sessions
  • Employer mentorship

Are you Eligible?

To be eligible to participate in this program, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • CLB level 5+
  • Permanent resident of Canada OR protected person and/or refugee
  • Unemployed OR underemployed
  • Willing to participate in the research project
  • Dates: We are having multiple Information Sessions please select the date and time of your preference.

If you are interested and eligible, please feel free to contact us for registration at:

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