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LINC: Connections To Employment Program

Program Overview

Have you struggled to find work in Canada? If the answer is ‘YES!’, then let Solomon College’s Connections To Employment Program help you. This program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and offered to Permanent residents and convention refugees. Our intensive employment focused program will prepare you with the workplace skills you need to attract Canadian employers. We will support you to acquire the safety certificates that Canadian industries are looking for, and we will work with you one-on-one to master the step-by-step process needed to search for and retain employment in Canada.

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for the Connections To Employment program, you must:

  • Be one of the following:
    • a Permanent Resident of Canada
    • a Convention Refugee
    • Ukrainians under the CUAET program
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 4 or higher in listening, speaking, reading, and writing

You are not eligible for the Connections To Employment program if you are a:

  • Canadian citizen
  • Refugee claimant
  • Temporary resident (such as foreign student, foreign worker or visitor)

Connections To Employment program

The Connections To Employment program is a 16-week integrated language and workplace training which includes in-class training, job coaching, and support to find employment.

The four program components include:

1. Skills for Success

The program will help you build skills for the workplace:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Numeracy
  4. Digital
  5. Problem Solving
  6. Communication
  7. Collaboration
  8. Adaptability 
  9. Creativity and Innovation

2. Occupation-specific language

The program will teach you vocabulary and language for customer service and merchandising in work environments.

3. Workplace safety

The program will help you get certificates in WHMIS, and first aid.

4. Job coaching with support to find employment

The program will help you to write cover letters, resumes, apply for jobs online, and prepare you for phone and in-person interviews.

Program Schedule 

Monday to Friday 9:15 AM to 2:45 PM

Classes start every year

  • January
  • May
  • September


Connections To Employment Program

Solomon College 10621-100 Avenue Edmonton, AB, T5J 0B3

To Apply

Please send the following documents to

  1. Application form
  2. Permanent Resident Card
  3. Provide one of the following indicating CLB 4 or higher in listening, speaking, reading, and writing 
    • Copy of LINC Certificate of Completion
    • Original CLBPT Client Profile from LARCC

Connections to Employment Application Form

I recently enrolled in the Connections to Employment program and am very pleased with my experience. The classes are excellent and provide incredibly useful information for people who are new in Edmonton and seeking a job. The teachers are not only kind and patient, but also have a genuine interest in the success of each student. Their guidance has helped me create my resume and my English skills have improved. The program makes the learning process engaging and effective by speaking practice with classmates. I appreciate teacher Karen for her interesting presentations and teacher Mark for his clear explanations of the material. I am confident that the knowledge I have gained here will be of great benefit in my professional life. I would tell anyone looking for a good learning place to check out this program

—– Anastasiia C. (CTE class)

I recently joined the Connections to Employment program and I really like it,because I already see how useful it is for employees. They helped me with my self-confidence , communication skills, creating resume and cover letter skills. I am learning about interviewing and got a lot of useful life hucks. I would recommend joining thus course people who stuck in job searching and want find job as soon as possible. …

—– Ksenii B. (CTE class)

I recommend the Employment Connection program to all newcomers . This program provides everything you need for successful employment.
Our teachers Karen and Mark create a friendly atmosphere in the classroom, making you feel at ease and confident.
The information is presented in an accessible and interesting way, and in addition you will receive certificates of completion of training in safety, first aid, etc.
Thanks to Karen and Mark for their work.

—– Юлия В. (CTE class)

I joined the Solomon program after hearing it from a friend. And I think I was born again through Solomon. You can learn everything you need to find a job in Solomon. I got my resume, self-introduction form and required certificates here, and I got rid of my fear of interviews by practicing interviews. I gained the confidence that I lost while living in Canada for 10 years, and I tried a new job. And I start working at my new job. I’m happy to let my friends in a similar situation know this place.

—– Jihye J. (CTE class)

I am grateful to be a student at Solomon College in the Connections to Employment program. This program helped me find a job within only two months. So I am happy.

—– Haneen T. (CTE class)

I recently completed the Connection to Employment program at Solomon College, and I couldn’t be happier with my experience. As a newcomer to Canada, this program provided me with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the Canadian job market. The instructors were knowledgeable and passionate about the training, and they created a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

Through the program, I gained valuable insights and practical skills that have helped me to secure employment in my field. I highly recommend the Connection to Employment program at Solomon College to anyone looking to improve their job prospects and succeed in the Canadian job market.

Overall, my experience at Solomon College has been fantastic, and I am grateful for the support and guidance I received throughout my studies. Thank you, Solomon College, for helping me to achieve my goals!

—– Veronika L. (CTE class)

I recently completed the Connection to Employment Program in Solomon College. I learned about Canadian work culture and obtained useful certificates that will help in my future career. The instructors are real professionals and did a lot for my work success. Thanks to the knowledge that I got and the support of the instructors, I got my first job in Canada. I would definitely recommend Solomon college for newcomers to Canada. This is the place that will improve their skills and give them the inspiration to find a job of their dreams. I am very happy to be the evidence that the dreams could come true!

—– Kateryna R. (CTE class)

I highly recommend taking courses at Solomon College. I am incredibly happy that I was able to get into the Connection to Employee program and in a short period of time gain an incredible amount of knowledge and features about the employment process in Canada. Our teachers have been incredibly supportive and inspiring throughout the course. They help us to create a great interview, to prepare for the interview, and to write the most eye-catching cover letter, but they also helped us get to know our rights in the workplace better. After 2 months since the beginning of the course, almost all of my classmates (including me) have found their jobs in Canada, it’s incredible! I recommend Solomon College as a great start to a new life in Canada.

—– Nina P. (CTE class)

It’s a great place to improve your skills and learn new ones, as well as get the information you need to get a job and live in Canada. I’m currently studying the Connections to Employment program and it’s an incredible time. The Employment Counsellor at Solomon College and Teacher give a lot of information on how to prepare for interviews and help you prepare a great resume. In addition, as part of this program, I studied safety courses and received a safety certificates, which are important for getting a job. The friendly atmosphere in the classroom and the support motivates me to move on. During my studies, I have significantly improved my English language skills as we communicate only in English. And the main thing here is that I feel constant support from The Employment Counsellor at Solomon College and Teacher, who are ready to help if I have questions about employment, communication with potential employers, lack of motivation or confidence. Since starting this course, I have already received 5 job offers and this is a great merit of the college because it was here that I was given valuable advice and became more confident in my English and in my abilities. I am extremely grateful to the college for this opportunity to study here and gain such valuable knowledge

—– Тетяна А. (CTE class)

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