PathwayPro: Fast Track your Canadian Work Experience in Tech

Designed by Immigrants for Immigrants.

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Internationally trained software developers across Alberta are facing the challenge of not having the Canadian Work Experience needed to land a job, despite having the necessary technical skills.

PathwayPro will help you get:

  • REAL Canadian Work Experience with
  • REAL Alberta Tech companies
  • In just 13 weeks!

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About PathwayPro

Welcome to PathwayPro – the innovative program designed by immigrants for immigrants, specifically tailored to leverage the highly-skilled immigrant talent pool to bridge the senior talent shortage in Alberta's tech ecosystem.

We understand that you, as an immigrant tech professional, face unique challenges, and that's why we've designed PathwayPro with data-driven insights to address them head-on. 

As part of our program, you will have an opportunity to gain valuable industry experience by working on real software development projects for Alberta tech companies.

PathwayPro is a part-time, online program that lets you balance your personal and professional commitments while gaining hands-on industry experience. You'll work in a scrum team under the oversight of senior mentors, building a portfolio that showcases your skills and expertise.

There’s more! PathwayPro also helps you develop essential competencies to stay future-ready and adaptable in the ever-evolving world of technology. You'll also have a personal coach who will work with you as you unwrap your uniqueness and break negative mental models holding you back.

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What You Get:

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Hands-on Experience building software products

  • ➥ Work in scrum teams
  • ➥ Complete a real project for an ➥ Alberta Tech company
  • ➥ Work alongside fellow software developers with international experience
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Future Readiness Workshops

  • ➥ Self discovery
  • ➥ Intra- and Inter-personal skills
  • ➥ Essential competencies
  • ➥ Leadership readiness
  • ➥ Cultural awareness
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1 on 1 with certified professional coaches

  • ➥ 4 individual coaching sessions
  • ➥ Deconstructing mental models
  • ➥ Portfolio development
  • ➥ Personal branding
  • ➥ Story crafting
  • ➥ and much more
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Program Details

  • The program is 100% virtual
  • Essential skills workshops will be held on Mondays from 6-8pm. (Tuesdays on holiday Mondays)
  • Scrum teams are self-directed - individual teams will design their schedule
  • You will be expected to dedicate a minimum of 12 hours per week to the program outside the 1-on-1 coaching.  This time will include your future-readiness workshops as well as working with your scrum team.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:
  • ✓ Immigrants (Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, Refugee, open work permit)
  • ✓ Alberta residents
  • ✓ 18 years or older
  • ✓ Legally permitted and available to work in Alberta
  • ✓ Unemployed, underemployed, or mis-employed
  • ✓ Be able to write software code - a code challenge is part of the in-take process for software developers only. (Limited spots available for Product, Project, UI/UX Design and QA professionals)
  • ✓ Able to commit to the full 13-week duration
Applicants will be required to confirm the following in order to participate in PathwayPro:
  • ✓ Current residency status
  • ✓ Work and education experience
  • ✓ A valid work permit
You do not have to be receiving Employment Insurance to apply for this program.
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Apply today to join PathwayPro Cohort 4 starting May 2024.
Get started on your fast track to Canadian Work Experience.

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Canadian Work Experience?

Join the PathwayPro program by filling out the application form and one of our administrators will review to determine eligibility.  If further information is required you will be contacted either via phone or email.

PathwayPro is provided free for eligible participants.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the Pathway Pro program?
PathwayPro runs for 13 weeks. 

Is this program open to all newcomers, regardless of their background or country of origin?
All newcomers (within 5 years) who reside in Alberta, with Software Development background are eligible to apply for this program. 

What kind of work experience will I gain through this program?
Students who complete this program will have a portfolio to share with potential employers that highlights their work experience with recognizable Alberta Tech companies. 

Will I receive a certificate upon completion of the program?
You will receive a letter of reference highlighting your experience building software products.

Are there any fees associated with this program?
There are no fees associated with this program. Eligible participants will participate free of charge. 

What kind of support and resources will be provided during the program?
Participants will have access to senior industry mentors, Interaction with employers, 1:1 Career mapping and coaching, as well as future of work readiness competencies.

Can I apply for this program if I am currently studying in a post-secondary institution?
You have to be legally allowed to work in Alberta and be readily available for full-time employment to qualify for PathwayPro.  You will also need to be able to commit to the time requirement of 12 hours per week.
 
What kind of career opportunities can I expect after completing the PathwayPro program?
While there are no guarantees that all participants will gain employment after the program, PathwayPro offers opportunities to interact and build a network with Alberta tech companies.

Get in touch

Do you have more questions? 
Fill out this contact form and one of our administrators will get back to you as soon as possible.

Attend our Free Virtual Information Session on: 15 May 2024

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