Canada to introduce new Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot
The Canadian Government recognizes the difficulties faced by women of colour who are new immigrants to Canada. Visible minority newcomer women also face many employment challenges in Canada. Hence, the Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot is launched to address these challenges. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the launch of this program on December 5, 2018.
What is the Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot?
The Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot is a three (3) year program. Its objective is to strengthen the professional and career progression for visible minority newcomer women. It aims at addressing discrimination based on race and gender. Through this program, the Government hopes to resolve many social problems for visible minority newcomer women including:
- eliminate low-income employment,
- availability of affordable childcare and
- provision strong social supports.
The ICCRC is providing funding of up to $7 million for new, innovative programs and services to support visible minority women in employment. Also, the ICCRC is launching the ‘Expression of Interest: Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot Initiative’ to look to fund new partners on schemes that especially address this issue.
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