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 a 10-week part-time in-class training and job searching support as well as 3 weeks post-employment mentoring support.

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

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

See below:


  • Brief on program guidelines
  • Set up the client’s file

Safety Training (up to 10 hours)

  • Safety Training Certificate

Digital Literacy (up to 35 hours)

  • Computer using skill
  • Internet using skill
  • On-line 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, thinking, computer use, and continuous learning
  • Soft Employment Skills: Communicating effectively, decision making, cover letter and resume writing, interview, dress 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?

  • Permanent Residents of Canada
  • Protected persons as defined in section 95 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
  • Individuals who have been selected, inside or outside Canada, to become permanent residents (pending verifications) and who have been informed, by a letter from the Department
  • Convention refugees and protected persons outside Canada who have been selected for resettlement in Canada by the Department
  • Live-in Caregivers

Temporary foreign workers who hold or received approval of a work permit under section 112 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) are eligible for all settlement services with the exception of language training.

When Is This Class?

  • Part-Time Classes are Monday to Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:45pm
  • 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.

If you are interested in this course, please contact Olivia Chen at 403-235-3666 or by email at