“Immigrant Youth in Canada’s Labour Market”: A Free Course by WES and Metropolis Institute

WES and the Metropolis Institute have developed a free online course to shed light on the challenges faced by immigrant youth settling in Canada and entering the labour market. The course helps professionals working with young immigrants and refugees learn about the employment hurdles, cultural adjustments, and mental health issues that affect young newcomers across the country.

“Immigrant Youth in Canada’s Labour Market” offers a fresh perspective on immigrating and finding a job in Canada as a young newcomer. The content focuses on strategies such as how to help youth navigate the Canadian education system, build strong professional networks, and obtain Canadian work experience. With video contributions from immigrant youth, academics, and settlement workers, the course includes four in-depth modules with real-life narratives, including:

  • Defining key concepts and context
  • Identifying initial settlement and educational challenges
  • Examining the challenges of translating academic success into employment
  • Exploring actionable recommendations and next steps
Register for the course