Skills for Change provides newcomer and immigrant women with access to counselling, support groups, mentoring, and life-skills training. Women’s program supports multi-barriered women with tools and resources to reduce social isolation, increase self-esteem, increase their networks, and build confidence.

Women Connecting with Women

The program provides newcomer women with tools and resources to reduce social isolation, increase self-esteem, increase their networks and build confidence. The program also provides access to one on one counselling/crisis counselling, support groups, mentoring, language enhancement and life-skills training.</span<

Learn about Mentors

The Mentoring for Change program has 25 years positive track record of assisting skilled internationally educated professionals in their settlement process, language skills development, entrepreneurship guidance and search for employment by matching them with industry-specific mentors.

Find/Become a Mentor

To participate in Skills for Change’s mentoring program, you can register by emailing us at


These programs are designed to help professionals to improve their knowledge and employability skills.

Skilled Trades

This sector-specific bridging program helps skilled tradespersons become licensed and job ready.

Health Informatics

The Health Informatics Bridging Program provides internationally trained newcomers with a background in healthcare or the IT sector, the knowledge, and experience they need for a rewarding career in the field of Health Informatics.

Accounting/Finance Program

The Accounting/Finance program is specifically designed for Ontario Residents who have education and work experience in Accounting/Bookkeeping and Finance from their home countries, and want to become familiar with the Canadian Accounting and Financial systems in Canada, in order to find employment in their field.

Career Skills

Career Skills are hands-on courses, led by top instructors in a small group model. In just two to ten sessions, you can successfully ramp up your business skills, learn accounting software, or upgrade to the latest network certifications.

Employment Services

Employment Ontario offers a range of employment services, providing resources and supports that respond to both the career and employment needs of individuals and the skilled labour need of employers.

Horticulture Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Women

The Horticulture Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program for Women prepares women who have a keen interest in the skilled trades for employment in the landscape sector.

Employment Preparation for Women

This workshop helps newcomers find employment by using innovative techniques to tap into the hidden job market and master their job search.

Entrepreneurship Hub

The Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub focuses on the entrepreneurial spirit of newcomers and assists in breaking down barriers by helping them to successfully establish a business and/or obtain employment.

Women in I.T.

Women in IT is a 20-week program that empowers women with education and/or experience in the technology sector by providing them training in Tech Sales and Accounting Management.

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