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Connections To Employment Program

Program Overview

Have you struggled to find work in Canada? If the answer is ‘YES!’, then let Solomon College’s Connection 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;

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 8 weeks of in-class training and 8 weeks of job coaching with support to find employment. The program focuses on occupations within the retail industry: customer service, merchandiser, meat-cutting and bakery assistant.

The four program components include:

1. Workplace essential skills

The program will help you build skills for the workplace:

  1.  Reading
  2.  Document Use
  3.  Numeracy
  4.  Writing
  5.  Oral Communication
  6.  Working with Others
  7.  Thinking
  8.  Digital Technology
  9.  Continuous Learning

2. Occupational specific language

The program will teach you vocabulary and language for customer service, merchandising, working in a deli, and in a bakery.

3. Workplace safety (WHMIS & First aid)

The program will help you get certificates in food safety, 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

All eligible students will also need to pass an interview for the Connections to Employment program. Interviews will be conducted a month before the start date. Solomon College will provide a Letter of Acceptance to the Connections to Employment program for students who successfully pass the interview.

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