The Challenges NPower Canada Addresses
NPower Canada recruits unemployed and underemployed job seekers into programs that provide participants with free in-demand digital and professional skills training, and connects them to new and rewarding career opportunities with some of Canada’s largest employers. Through consultation with a wide range of employers, NPower Canada’s comprehensive curriculum ensures participants are equipped with the in-demand technical and professional skills most sought after by industry. The programs are rounded out with corporate mentors, guest speakers and coaching.
Many eager, talented and capable people lack the skills and/or access needed to launch successful careers, limiting their opportunity to participate in the future workforce and build a strong financial future. There are more than 860,000 youth across Canada between the ages of 15 and 29 who are not working, studying or participating in some form of training.
Source:CivicAction, Now Hiring Report, 2018
There are many organizations across Canada that have unfilled, entry level ICT jobs. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2019 Canadian companies posted job openings for 135,000 tech positions.Source: Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Cyberprovinces, 2020
NPower Canada bridges the gap between non-traditional and diverse job seekers and employers hiring IT talent.
NPower Canada Model
Alumni Employment & Educational Outcomes (2022)
Of supervisors report our graduates consistently meet or exceed expectations
Have earned at least one industry certification
Of Graduates are employed and/or in post-secondary education program
Self-identify as a person with a disability