The WEE-R Project provides comprehensive skills training, wellness support and occupation-specific training/certification to unemployed and precariously employed visible minority and newcomer women.
Employability Skills Training
Through blended online and in-person learning, participants are empowered through self-assessment, skill development and knowledge sharing. Participants are supported to assess their strengths, identify their career goals and utilize the information, resources and networks available to find meaningful employment.
Weekly group-based wellness sessions are coordinated to promote confidence building, empowerment and resilience. Alongside peers, participants explore how to develop healthy habits and coping strategies that foster wellness, which in turn supports employment stability.
Language Training Subsidy
To address language barriers, eligible participants are enrolled in a paid English language training course suited to their specific language needs.
Occupation-Specific Training & Certification
All participants are enrolled in Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED Level C training.
For participants who complete all 12 weeks of skills training, a training subsidy is made available to support customized access to skill upgrading and certification.
Participants have access to supports that allow their participation in all aspects of the WEE-R Project, such as childcare and transportation support, as well as to client-use laptops.
For visible minority, recent immigrant or refugee women who are unemployed, or precariously employed living in the Lower Mainland and legally entitled to work in Canada. Seeking candidates who possess an English language capacity of CLB Level 5 and above.
We welcome permanent Residents, Protected Persons, Refugee Claimants, Naturalized Citizens, Work Permit Holders and Graduated International Students to apply.
Can you access the program directly?
Services are offered through blended online and in-person learning.
Primary Location for In-Person Services
13520 - 78 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3W 8J6
General Information & Intake
Funded by the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills