This project involves the design, delivery, and evaluation of a comprehensive package of employment services for the increasing numbers of refugees and other newcomers who have trouble transitioning from settlement to sustained employment. The program model augments traditional language training by offering a holistic suite of employment services including Essential Skill upgrading, technical training, work placement, and job retention support. A randomized control trial design is used to evaluate program impacts, by comparing the outcomes of those who are randomly assigned to receive the new suite of services with a control group who continue receiving existing services.
Published: July 2018
Capability: Survey Design and Data Management - Socio-economic Impact Assessment - Experimentation - Strategic Program Review
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training - Workplace Training - Literacy and Essential Skills, Community Capacity, Employment - Employment Supports and Services - Employment Programs, Newcomers Labour Market Integration
Population: Newcomers - Communities and Families