Calgary Immigrant Women's Association

Retail Training Program

Provides a program to help immigrant and refugee women develop tools and strategies to enhance their employability in the retail sector.

Service offers:

  • 11 weeks of in-class training and 4 weeks of work experience with training
  • combination of training at both in class and on the job situations
  • lessons to teach retail vocabulary, customer service, and numeracy
  • opportunity to earn certificates for Basic Food Safety and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System ( WHMIS )
  • computer training and equipment use
  • reimbursement of childcare and travel expenses
Yes, Service targeted to immigrant women with:
  • permanent residency
  • less than 12 years of formal education
  • Canadian Language Benchmark of level 4 or higher
  • challenges obtaining meaningful employment
Application Process
Service Access: Registration Required, To access service:
  • call 403-263-4414 
  •  visit website for details
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Web Site
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: N/AMembership Fee: No
Wheelchair access: Yes - An accessible entrance (wheelchair ramp) is at the front of the building, an accessible washroom is located on the second floor; and accessible parking is available at the side of the building.Other disabled access: Yes - Elevators.
Legal Status
Registered Charity / Foundation, Registered Not-For-Profit
Last Updated On
October 3, 2019
138 4 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 4Z6
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