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Learn Directly from Employers: How to Succeed in Your Job Search in Canada

ASCEND is a cutting-edge, free online program designed by Canadian professionals and employers, offering essential preparation to help newcomers excel in their job search and integration in Canada.

This program is available to permanent residents of Canada, those approved in principle (along with their spouses), Convention refugees, and Ukrainian temporary residents in Canada (including their dependents).

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Join the Next Cohort!

  • May 13th to June 28th, 2024
  • September 2nd to October 18th, 2024
  • February 3rd to March 31st, 2025

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7 Online Modules to Succeed in Your Job Search in Canada

Each module features practical workplace examples and insights from employers, HR experts, and qualified immigrants working in their respective fields. These modules are designed to help you develop the essential skills that employers value in candidates. These skills include:

The Value of Your Existing Skills & Experience

Personal Branding

Developing a Community of Support

Interview Soft Skills

Professional Communication

Onboarding & Organizational Culture

Career Progression

Extra:

The SDÉCB provides weekly personalized follow-up!

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Why Join the ASCEND Program?

The ASCEND program addresses the specific needs of newcomers who want to succeed in their job search and integration in Canada.

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A Unique and Free Format

Progress at Your Own Pace:

Complete the 7 online learning modules at your own pace, totaling approximately 25 hours.

Manage your own schedule, with access to the ASCEND program over a period of 7 weeks.

Benefit from Interactive Resources!

Take advantage of various tools to succeed in your job search and integration in Canada: readings, learning activities, practical exercises, questionnaires, situational videos, and more.

Enjoy Group Synergy!

By joining the ASCEND program with the SDÉCB, you progress as a group, with weekly meetings that will allow you to exchange and share experiences with other participants within your cohort.

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Join the Next Cohort!

May 13th to June 28th, 2024
September 2nd to October 18th, 2024
February 3rd to March 31st, 2025

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions :

  • Permanent residency, or approved in principle (and your spouse)

  • Convention Refugee (and your spouse)

  • Ukrainian temporary resident (and your spouse)

The 7 online modules of ASCEND typically take 25 hours to complete.

You can go at your own pace, depending on your needs, by accessing the ASCEND program over a period of 7 weeks.

To register, please complete the form below or contact Tien Thuy Le – tienthuyle@sdecb.com

Participants who complete the 7 modules of the ASCEND program:

 

  • will receive a completion certificate from the Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC).
  • can add the contact information of an SDÉCB’s agent on their resume to act as a reference and discuss their employability readiness in Canada.

Do you have any questions?

Contact us!

If you want to learn more about the program, contact Tien Thuy Le, ASCEND Program Manager, by email at tienthuyle@sdecb.com

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