Edmonton Mennonite Centre for         Newcomers• EMCN is a community organization that has  been serving immigrants for ov...
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for             Newcomers•   Over 35 programs•   120+ staff•   200 volunteers•   Holistic Approa...
EMCN Services•   Settlement Services•   Community Development•   Centre for Survivors of Torture and Trauma•   Helping Fam...
Professional Programs at EMCN• Specialized bridging programs designed for  internationally educated professionals who want...
CESI (Career & Employment Services          for Immigrants)• CESI Program supports immigrants that are low-  skilled with ...
Canadian Immigrant Integration Program                (CIIP)      The Canadian Immigrant     Integration Program (CIIP)   ...
Canadian Immigrant Integration Program                (CIIP) •   Helps immigrants under the Federal Skilled Worker     Pro...
Canadian Immigrant Integration Program                (CIIP)•   CIIP - Modest Beginnings!•   CIIP established as a pilot p...
Canadian Immigrant Integration Program                (CIIP)•   History of Focal Point Partners!•   Feb 2007 quickly reali...
Canadian Immigrant Integration Program                (CIIP)FPPs                                Alberta                   ...
Canadian Immigrant Integration Program                (CIIP)THE PROCESS:CIC sends letter, brochure and registration form t...
Canadian Immigrant Integration Program                (CIIP)     Network of partners in Northern Alberta •     raise aware...
Canadian Immigrant Integration Program                (CIIP) • Northern Alberta Outreach Tour • June 2012 • Edmonton - Whi...
Northern Alberta Outreach Tour•   Total days of the Tour: 10•   Total number of participants in all meetings: 22•   Total ...
Northern Alberta Outreach Tour                          (contacts)Community Learning Network:•   Northwest Peace Community...
Northern Alberta Outreach Tour                         (contacts)Settlement Agencies:• Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers...
Northern Alberta Outreach Tour                        (contacts)Others:• Kazem Mashkournia, Grande Prairie Regional Colleg...
Northern Alberta Outreach Tour                           (outcomes)•   Network of contacts established in Northern Alberta...
Canadian Immigrant Integration Program                (CIIP) The Career Bridge Paid Internship Program                    ...
Canadian Immigrant Integration Program                (CIIP)   ACCESS CIIP:   www.ciip.accc.ca or www.newcomersuccess.ca  ...
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Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

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Presentation by Elena Chernaeva to BRAED Fall Forum October 30 2012

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  • Serving FSW, refugees, PN, TFW,
  • Settlement : mental health services, p sychotherapy, social work services, family, youth and children, education liaison workers, Facilitate interactions between people of different cultures and backgrounds, Connect families, schools and communities, advocacy, housing. Employment : indiv, ERC, Resource Centres, job search + JD/EL
  • Grant funded, PCP is a training program, NAIT, ASET, CMA.
  • Provincial funded, NOC C&D
  • plus offsite sessions, satellite, covers 25 countries
  • Assist, CSS, EISA, ERIEC, IAF
  • staelite,
  • staelite,
  • Explain CLN - - Community Adult Learning & Literacy centres – small communities – unique approach in helping newcomers - Enayat Aminzadah special thanks - great support in organizing the tour
  • Few details on their services
  • Kazem involved since the CIIP pilot stage – Lena fills the funding gaps – Marlowe –dinner – willing to help newcomers – CIIP network
  • Small communities are closed, you need to meet them in person first. Being “local” is the key word. EMCN’s strategy to get to employers: through the existing network of settlement agencies and CLN. Future – successful CIIP graduates help each other with employment – EMCN contribution – ETIP graduate is Head Eng.in where?? – he is now The Employer !
  • Always new ideas, new partners, ongoing process, Brochures
  • Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

    1. 1. Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers• EMCN is a community organization that has been serving immigrants for over 30 years with a vision to assist all newcomers achieve full participation in Canadian society
    2. 2. Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers• Over 35 programs• 120+ staff• 200 volunteers• Holistic Approach• One-Stop-Shop Services for Newcomers to Canada • Three locations in Edmonton
    3. 3. EMCN Services• Settlement Services• Community Development• Centre for Survivors of Torture and Trauma• Helping Families, Schools and Communities• English as a Second Language• Employment Services• Bridging and Training Programs• Canadian Immigration and Integration Project (CIIP)
    4. 4. Professional Programs at EMCN• Specialized bridging programs designed for internationally educated professionals who want to work in their field of expertise• ETIP (Engineers’ and Technologists’ Integration Program)• ABP (Accountants’ Bridging Program)• PCP (Payroll Certificate Program)
    5. 5. CESI (Career & Employment Services for Immigrants)• CESI Program supports immigrants that are low- skilled with little to no formal training or education• Employer Liaison and Job Development• Exposure Courses• Workplace Training component• Support and financial incentive to employers who are willing to take on the training or responsibility for EMCN clients
    6. 6. Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) The Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) Realizing Newcomer Potential Through Overseas Preparation
    7. 7. Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) • Helps immigrants under the Federal Skilled Worker Program prepare for integration to the Canadian labour market while they are still in their country of origin completing final immigration requirements • Services are offered free of charge in the following locations: 1) Guangzhou, China 2) New Delhi, India 3) Manila, Philippines 4) London, United Kingdom
    8. 8. Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP)• CIIP - Modest Beginnings!• CIIP established as a pilot project in 2005• HRSDC - FCRP funds: 18 months of operations initiall• 2006 Offices were established in Guangzhou, New Delhi and Manila.• Offices set up in India, China and the Philippines for on-site deliveries• Locally-engaged staff visited Canada and were trained/coached in the field• 2007• LMI sessions + planning• No referral partners (and no $)• No client tracking in Canada• No platform
    9. 9. Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP)• History of Focal Point Partners!• Feb 2007 quickly realized that referrals to Canadian organizations would offer great added-value• March 2007 set about creating partnerships across the country without any funding support! – traveled across country [Kinds of partners: Governments, educational institutes, Immigrant-serving agencies, employers, sector councils, Credential Assessment Bodies, Regulatory Bodies]• May 2007 Informal agreements in place with College and ISO FPPs for ON BC, AB, MB, AB, SK• - provide information and guidance on credential assessment or licensure, language assessment, language and bridging programs, education and training requirements, settlement services and employment training programs; provide onward referrals
    10. 10. Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP)FPPs Alberta Bow Valley College (BVC) NorQuest CollegeBritish Columbia Calgary Catholic ImmigrationVancouver Community College (VCC) Society (CCIS)DiverseCity Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN)OntarioGeorge Brown College (GBC) ManitobaCOSTI Immigrant Services Entry Program - Manitoba Labour andGEO & HFO Immigration Red River CollegeSaskatchewanSIAST Atlantic ProvincesRODS ISIS (MISA/HILC) Atlantic Provinces Community College Consortium (APCCC)
    11. 11. Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP)THE PROCESS:CIC sends letter, brochure and registration form to Federal Skilled Workers,Provincial Nominees and their families completing the immigration process-voluntary registrationClients are invited to attend two-day sessionIn office, off site or online: - Day 1 LMI - Day 2 Counselling + ReferralsClients follow-up on action planResources and referrals toCanadian partners and employers
    12. 12. Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) Network of partners in Northern Alberta • raise awareness of CIIP among network of immigrant serving agencies in Northern Alberta • explore settlement and pre-arrival employment opportunities in rural Alberta • secure more inclusive and collaborative pre-arrival referral process in the province
    13. 13. Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) • Northern Alberta Outreach Tour • June 2012 • Edmonton - Whitecourt – Fairview – Piece River – Grande Prairie – Grande Cache – Hinton – Edson – Edmonton http://goo.gl/maps/gtrW
    14. 14. Northern Alberta Outreach Tour• Total days of the Tour: 10• Total number of participants in all meetings: 22• Total number of organizations which confirmed interest for future collaboration: 12
    15. 15. Northern Alberta Outreach Tour (contacts)Community Learning Network:• Northwest Peace Community Adult Learning Council, Fairview• Community Adult Learning, Grimshaw• Manning Community Adult Learning & Literacy• Peace River Association for Lifelong Learning• Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning• Hinton Adult Learning Society• Edson Adult Learning Centre
    16. 16. Northern Alberta Outreach Tour (contacts)Settlement Agencies:• Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers• The Work Place• ACFA (L’Association de tous les Francophones de l’Alberta)
    17. 17. Northern Alberta Outreach Tour (contacts)Others:• Kazem Mashkournia, Grande Prairie Regional College• Lena Bengston, private contractor• Jocelyn Reyes and Marlowe Maquiling, CIIP graduates
    18. 18. Northern Alberta Outreach Tour (outcomes)• Network of contacts established in Northern Alberta• Online referrals before landing: possible• Settlement services in the province after landing: active• Employer Connection Network: in progress• CIIP Graduates Network: the future
    19. 19. Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) The Career Bridge Paid Internship Program www.careerbridge.ca • Innovative internship program that responds to Canada’s labour market demand for internationally qualified professionals and to aspirations of qualified immigrants eager to work in their professional fields in Canada. • Career Bridge internships are mid-level professional paid positions that last 4, 6, 9 or 12 months and are available in a broad spectrum of non-regulated business functions.
    20. 20. Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) ACCESS CIIP: www.ciip.accc.ca or www.newcomersuccess.ca CIIP Ottawa (613) 746-2222 ACCESS EMCN: www.emcn.ab.ca ACCESS CIIP Online Advisor for Northern Alberta echernaeva@emcn.ab.ca Direct: 780-945-2285 Skype : ciip_emcn

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