Skills Enhancement for Newcomers Program – Registration Closed

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Improve Your Skills and Knowledge

The Skills Enhancement for Newcomers program is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada as part of the Government of Canada’s Skills for Success Program to support newcomers to Canada to succeed at integrating into the Canadian labour market. ​The program helps newcomers to Canada develop the skills, knowledge, and practice unique to Canadian workplaces, enhancing their employment profiles.

What Is a Micro-Credential?

Micro-credentials recognize short-duration, competency-based learning opportunities, that align with labour market or community needs and can be assessed and recognized for employment or further learning opportunities.

Student Benefits

By participating in this program, newcomers will:

  • Benefit from a series of FREE micro-credential programs on Communication, Collaboration, and/or Adaptability
  • Have the opportunity to enhance their skills in all three of these areas.
  • Be better prepared to meet on-the-job skill demands in the Canadian workplace.
  • Be better prepared to connect/transfer skills and knowledge from the international work experience to the Canadian labour market.
  • Receive a micro-certificate and a digital badge from Loyalist College upon successful completion of the program.

Course Content

Learning objectives have been validated by professionals in three high-demand sectors including healthcare, construction, and manufacturing & supply chain industries; however, the micro credentials will also apply to other industries. For more information on the content of course, click on the links below;

Course Outline – Adaptability

Course Outline – Collaboration

Course Outline – Communication

Participant eligibility

Participants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this program:

  1. A newcomer to Canada. A newcomer is defined as a citizen, refugee, or permanent resident who has been living in Canada for less than 5 years. Those who have received an invitation for permanent residency or citizenship but have not arrived yet in Canada are eligible to participate.  ​
  2. Be at least 18 years old. ​
  3. Legally entitled to work and study in Canada.  ​

NOTE: International students or those on work visas are not eligible to participate.  ​

Students are recommended to have:  ​

  • ​A CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) of at least 6+.
  • Minimum high school education or equivalent. ​
  • Access to a computer or laptop and reliable internet. Delivery Institutions are expected to provide access to one as needed.  ​
  • Some relevant work experience, in any industry, either international or Canadian.​
  • Basic digital skills. Specifically, students will need to be able to independently navigate new digital environments, such as the Learning Management System. ​

Apply Now

For more information on the Skills Enhancement for Newcomers program, and to apply for admission as a participant, please email

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