Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot Initiative

Deadline date: 
Friday, January 4, 2019 - 5:00pm
Fixed date
RFP status: 

We are looking to fund new partners on projects that specifically address the multiple barriers to labour market entry and career advancement faced by visible minority newcomer women in Canada.

You can submit a letter of interest until January 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

How to apply

  1. Review and follow the Visible Minority Newcomer Women Pilot Initiative Funding Guidelines
  2. If you do not already have a Grants and Contributions System (GCS) account, create one here: GCS partner portal to obtain a GCS organizational ID.
  3. Complete and submit your letter of interest.

After you apply

Upon submission, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement that your letter of interest has been received.

Within 25 calendar days of the close of submissions, you will receive an email informing you whether your letter of interest has passed the screening. If you are successful, you will be invited to the next stage and asked to submit a full application.

For further questions and clarifications on this expression of interest process contact

Settlement Program and Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funds services that help newcomers settle and adapt to life in Canada. These services include language training, information and referrals, help finding employment that matches newcomers’ skills and education, and help integrating into Canadian society.

The Settlement Program assists immigrants and refugees to overcome barriers specific to the newcomer experience (such as a lack of official language skills and limited knowledge of Canada) so that they can participate in social, cultural, civic and economic life in Canada. The program focuses on four areas: information and orientation; language training and skills development; labour market access; and welcoming communities. Most services are designed and delivered by service provider organizations, but certain services (such as some information provision) are delivered directly by IRCC, and some services are delivered overseas.

The Refugee Resettlement Assistance Program provides immediate and essential support services and income support to assist in meeting refugees’ resettlement needs. Essential services are supported through contributions to service provider organizations. RAP services include, but are not limited to, reception services, assistance with accommodations, links to mandatory federal and provincial programs, life skills training, and orientation on financial and non-financial information.