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Supporting Gender in Canada

Supporting gender equality is important for Canada, particularly when it comes to immigrant women who face significant barriers to accessing employment opportunities. The country's government recognizes these challenges and is taking steps to support gender equality in the workplace for immigrant women.

Gender-Based Services

One way the Canadian Government is doing this is through the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot. This pilot provides targeted employment-related services, such as work placements and job counseling, to help newcomer females find work. The pilot aims to address the challenges that racialized newcomer women encounter, such as racial and gender-based discrimination, job insecurity, and the high cost of childcare.

In addition to the Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot, the Government of Canada has also allocated $15 million over 2 years in Budget 2021 to extend support for this pilot. This funding will assist organizations in providing programs that aim to overcome the challenges faced by racialized newcomer women and support them in securing meaningful employment in Canada and advancing in their careers.

Domestic and Professional Aid

Another way that Canada is working to support gender equality in the workplace for immigrant women is through the Gender-based Violence Settlement Sector Strategy project. This project is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between groups that provide settlement services and those that focus on preventing violence based on gender. It aims to increase action, awareness, and

Furthermore, Canada also provides support for immigrant women in the form of parental leave, pay equity, and other policies that aim to address some of the ways in which gender can impact individuals' economic opportunities and work-life balance.

Small Business Opportunities

Canada is taking steps to support gender equality in the workplace for immigrant women. From government policies to grassroots organizations and community groups, there are a variety of ways in which Canada is working to support individuals of all genders and to create a more inclusive and equitable society for all. In addition, the Government of Canada has also launched the "Women Entrepreneurship Strategy" which is aimed at increasing the number of women-owned businesses in Canada. This strategy includes funding for women-led businesses and mentorship and networking opportunities for female entrepreneurs.

The Canadian Women's Chamber of Commerce also aims to empower immigrant women by providing them with resources, training, and support to start their own businesses and advance in their careers.

Furthermore, several non-profit organizations and community groups provide support and resources for immigrant women looking for employment. For example, the Immigrant Women's Centre in Toronto offers job search assistance, language training, and other support services to immigrant women.

Final Words

In conclusion, it is important to acknowledge that immigrant women face many challenges when finding employment in Canada. Still, various initiatives and programs are available to support them in their job search and career development. By continuing to invest in these programs and working together to break down barriers, we can ensure that immigrant women have the same opportunities as non-immigrants in the workforce.

If you are seeking more information we recommend you book a consultation so that we can discuss your specific situation.

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