ERIC Number: ED308252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct-27
Reference Count: N/A
$25 Million Initiative To Assist Immigrant Women.
Canada Employment and Immigration Commission, Ottawa (Ontario).
The Canadian federal government will commit $25 million to an initiative aimed at assisting immigrant women. The initiative will support settlement orientation, and language and skills training to help immigrant women adapt to Canadian life and enhance their employment opportunities. Funding areas include the following: (1) delivery of basic language skills training and improvement of general orientation programs in overseas refugee camps; (2) expansion of orientation and basic settlement language skills assistance programs in Canada; and (3) increased workplace training for women. Program components include the following: (1) enhancing the orientation counseling provided by non-government field workers and External Affairs personnel abroad; (2) expanding and focusing the efforts of the Immigrant Settlement and Adaption Program (ISAP) and the Settlement Language Training Program (SLTP), with the emphasis on increasing the role of non-governmental organizations; and (3) introducing a new program under the Canadian Jobs Strategy administered by Employment and Immigration Canada for language and skills upgrading in the workplace. The project will begin early in the 1989/90 fiscal year. (FMW)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Basic Skills, Cooperative Programs, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Females, Foreign Countries, French, Immigrants, Job Training, Orientation, Outreach Programs, Private Agencies, Program Descriptions, Public Agencies, Refugees, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canada Employment and Immigration Commission, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada