Pre & Post Canadian Workplace Training (CWT)

What Is Pre & Post Canadian Workplace Training (CWT)?

Thanks to the support of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), CIES is proud to announce a new program starting in April 2017: Pre- and Post- Canadian Workplace Training (CWT). This program is intended to help support newcomers with lower benchmarks find entry level jobs and improve their job retention.

CWT will provide insight on Canadian workplace culture and help clients to build soft skills that will result in a more productive and inclusive workplace setting. This will be done by introducing listening, speaking, reading and writing English related to the Canadian workplace. Clients will receive 10 weeks of part-time in-class training and job search support as well as 3 weeks of post-employment mentoring support.

Clients with Canadian Language Benchmarks of 3 and above are welcome to register for CWT.

Pre- and Post- Canadian Workplace Training (CWT) Curriculum

See below:


  • Brief on program guidelines
  • Client file setup

Safety Training (up to 10 hours)

  • Safety Training Certificate

Digital Literacy (up to 35 hours)

  • Computer-using skill
  • Internet-using skill
  • Online job searching skill
  • Targeted training according to the requirement of partners/employers

Essential Skills and Soft Employment Skills (up to 35 hours)

  • Essential Skills: reading, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, critical thinking, computer use, and continuous learning
  • Soft Employment Skills: Communicating effectively, decision making, cover letter and resume writing, interviews, dressing for success, body language, conflict resolution, and networking
  • Targeted skill training according to the requirement of partners/employers
  • Targeted workplace English training according to the requirement of partners/employers

Workshops/Presentations/Job Fairs/On-Site Interviews (up to 20 hours)

  • Guest speakers from the corporate sector/networking opportunities

Post-Employment Mentoring (up to 3 weeks)

  • Post-employment support
  • One-on-one counselling



Am I Eligible?

  • Open to Permanent Residents (PR), Refugees, and Live-In Caregivers
  • Must be Canadian Language Benchmark 3 or higher
  • Actively seeking employment; ready to work

When Is This Class?

  • Classes are offered part-time Monday to Thursday.
    • SE location (Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am – 11:45 am)
    • NE location (Monday to Thursday: 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm)
  • Intake dates are as follows:
    Intake Session Dates
    1st intake May 15-Jul.28, 2017
    2nd intake Aug.1 – Oct.6, 2017
    3rd intake Oct.9-Dec.15, 2017
    4th intake Jan.8- Mar.16, 2018

Where Is This Class?

  • This program is offered at two locations:
    • Calgary Immigrant Educational Society: 1723 – 40th Street Southeast, Calgary, AB. T2A 7Y3.
      • For more information, call 403-235-3666.
    • The Welcome Centre for New Immigrants: 3820 – 32nd Street Northeast, Calgary, AB. T1Y 7L9.
      • For more information, call 403-291-0002.

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