REDI: Refugee Employment Development Initiative


The Refugee Employment Development Initiative (REDI) is a unique multi-part program that offers refugees with lower level English skills an opportunity to increase their language and workplace skills and enter the Canadian labour market. The program aims to address labour shortages within high demand sectors.

Participants will attend three (3) weeks of pre-employment essential skills training including sector specific language development. This is followed by a paid six (6) week work placement with occupationally specific practical training and job placement support. There is no direct financial cost to the employer during the program. Employers will be supported to continue offering language training during participant work placements.

Through participating in the REDI program, employers:

  • Gain access to eligible employees;
  • Reap the business benefits of diversity; and
  • Contribute employment opportunities for refugees.

Learn more about REDI

For more information, contact:

Jemini Beroud
Program Coordinator, REDI
204-944-8833, ext. 159

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