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Canada is supporting gender equality by removing barriers to Newcomer Women employment

  • Rajneesh Kumar
  • 10 December, 2022

Canadian government is committed to ensuring equal participation of all women and girls, in Canada’s economic growth and development. This is the reason that IRCC is making things smooth and hassle free for racialized newcomer women to find an employment by offering the support and services they require to thrive and be successful.

Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot

As part of Canada’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, MP for Halifax West, Lena Diab, announced federal government’s determination to renew up to $5.8 million in funding till year 2025 for ten projects supported under the RNWP (Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot). This declaration came on behalf of the Canadian immigration minister Sean Fraser, and is in addition to the $15 million over two years allocated in Budget 2021 to extend support for this pilot.

Speaking about the decision, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said, “Racialized newcomer women face significant challenges in entering the workforce. This isn’t just about getting women jobs, it’s also about providing a sense of dignity and belonging. This support is integrated within the work the Government of Canada is doing to prevent and end gender-based violence by ensuring that gender equality is supported across all sectors. Canada’s gender equality is for all women.”

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Important Aspects of RNWP

  • The RNWP of Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) supports the delivery of targeted Job-related settlement services, containing placements, mentorships and employment counselling. The Pilot is focused on helping racialized newcomer women find appropriate work in Canada and advance their careers.
  • The Pilot supports establishments that deliver programs designed to address the obstacles faced by racialized newcomer women, i.e. gender- and race-based discrimination, unstable job, and lack of reasonable childcare.
  • Canadian government also continues to work together with organizations across the maple leaf country devoted to ending gender-based violence for all newcomers.
  • To help support this objective, the Gender-based Violence Settlement Sector Strategy project shaped. This project is an exceptional synchronized partnership between the settlement and anti-violence sectors that works on gender-based violence stoppage by simplifying more action, alertness and multi-sectoral cooperation.
  • In the next four years, the project will keep evolving a common base of information and awareness on gender-based violence across the settlement sector while providing an encouraging model of trauma informed gender-based violence deterrence programs for clients accessing services, comprising those in smaller cities and rural parts of the country.

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To confirm more such immigration updates and apply for Permanent Resident (PR) Visa in Canada in 2023, you may call Visas Avenue Canada migration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at

- Rajneesh Kumar

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