Innovating for Employment Success

Agency: MOSAIC

Program Description:

Innovating for Employment Success (IES) is a one month program that will train participants in Design Thinking to use in developing solutions to a “real world” business challenge presented by a sponsor employer. Participants will learn new skills, gain experience and improve their job search strategies.

The program is a research project. 80 individuals will be recruited and 40 randomly selected for participating in the program. If you are participating in the program, you will receive a training allowance. If you are part of the 40 not selected to participate, you will receive an honorarium for only taking two surveys.

The training will take place at MOSAIC’s office in Vancouver, by the Commercial and Broadway sky train station. The 40 selected participants will be divided into two groups of 20 participants each and will take the training in August and September.

Client Profile / Eligibility Criteria

  • Immigrants living in Canada for 5 years or less
  • Unemployed and looking for full time work
  • Legally able to work in British Columbia
  • University Degree at Bachelor Level or higher
  • Employed in your field for at least 12 months before coming to Canada
  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) > level 6
  • New to WorkBC

Registration Information

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Start Dates / Duration

Training will take place in August and September, registration is on a first time first serve basis closing on July 22, 2015

Program Fee: FREE

Contact Information

Contact: Anisha Sahota

Phone: (604) 254-0244 ext. 262


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1522 Commercial Dr.
Vancouver, V5L 3Y2