Work experience program

Women: A step towards employment

This programme allows for young immigrant women to learn about and to integrate the Canadian job market.

The goal of the programme is to help the participants overcome any barriers that they may be facing to obtaining employment.


They will have the opportunity to develop the skills required to find and keep jobs over the long term. An emphasis is placed on understanding and assessing transferable skills. During the 8 preparatory weeks at Petites-Mains, the project coordinator will work in collaboration with the participants to find a suitable company to do their eight month work experience.  The participants will be supported during the entire 22 week program to ensure their successful integration into the work force.

Formation content

- 8 weeks of preparation and skills development.

- 14 weeks of real life work experience.

- Workshops and training sessions covering everything from working conditions and norms within the Quebec context, the realities of working in Canada, English and computer classes, to CV writing and job searching.


- Job search and placement services.


- Personalized action plans, professional support and individual follow-up.



- The program is 22 weeks long.


- Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, for a total of 35 hours per week.


- An allocation will be provided.

Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada dans le cadre de la Stratégie emploi jeunesse :



- Permanent resident or citizen.


- Between the ages of 18 and 30 years old.


- All aspects of the program are in French, so participants must have a functional base in French.


- Not currently working or attending school.


- Must be prepared to engage in an intensive 1 year program and to enter the job market, or return to school immediately upon completion of the program.


7595 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec  H2R 1W9

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