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1 North Square

Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6

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Exploring Funding Options to Help Skilled Newcomers Reach their Career Goals with Speaker Shawn McCarty from IAF

Investing in the Future: Helping Skilled Newcomers Reach their Career Goals

Skilled immigrants may need a license, voluntary certification or additional training in order to work in their occupation in Canada. This workshop will build on Immigrant Access Fund’s (IAF) experience to demonstrate how settlement workers can help their clients plan for, and finance this transition. Participants will strengthen their understanding of licensing and voluntary certification. The workshop will introduce different forms of financial aid for training and licensing, with a focus on IAF micro-loans for immigrants and refugees. Building on the IAF Learning Plan format, participants will learn tips and techniques to identify when client needs additional training and licensing, and help them with planning. A list of referral options and additional supports will be provided. (90 minutes)

Shawn McCarty believes in the ripple effect and has spent his nonprofit career building communities both online and offline. As Community Engagement Specialist for IAF Canada, Shawn can’t believe someone pays him to travel Ontario helping skilled newcomers re-build their careers in Canada. Shawn holds Masters and Bachelor of Arts degrees from McMaster University, and a Bachelor of Education from Brock University.

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