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Workplace Occupational Readiness & Connections for Women (WORC)

ICA’s Employment Services offers the Workplace Occupation Readiness & Connections (WORC) for Women program to support Visible Minority Immigrant Women for their career success in Canada.

The WORC for Women program provides:

8 weeks of part-time in-class training, covering:
  • Canadian Workplace Culture and Communication skills
  • Job Readiness training includes soft skills, essential skills and basic computer skills
  • Job Search & Networking skills
  • Job Retention skills and more.

Contact Us Today for Information & Registration

Jackie Pearse, Immigrant Employment Specialist
Email Jackie Pearse
Phone: 250.388.4728 Ext. 2257


  • Permanent Residents ( not Naturalized Citizens)
  • Individuals who have been selected, inside or outside Canada, to become permanent residents (pending verifications) and who have been informed by a letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Protected persons, Convention refugees and Temporary foreign workers who received approval of a work permit under section 112 of Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR), or received initial approval for permanent residence under section 113 of IRPR
  • Those who are currently Unemployed or Underemployed or Employed (should be able to arrange the work schedule for the program participation)

*Please note that CLB level 5 is the minimum English language proficiency requirement for the program participation.

Available upon completion of in-class training.

On-going Job Search Support & Employment Counseling / Workplace Experience / Job Placement

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants

The CPSI program helps newcomer professionals to find meaningful career employment that aligns with their pre-arrival education, training and experience.

Game Changer: Youth Employment Program

The Game Changer Youth Employment training Program pays youth (17-29) to learn the skills they need to find secure employment and a career path to success.

Gateway to Tourism and Hospitality for Newcomers

The Gateway to Tourism and Hospitality program supports career planning, skills training, certifications and job search assistance for newcomers wanting to develop a career in the tourism and hospitality industry in Greater Victoria.