Pathways to Childcare Careers

Female early childhood educator with children


Are you a newcomer woman who is interested in working in the early learning and childcare field? Our 3-month occupation-specific English training program can help you prepare for success in your career. We offer 40 hours of paid practicum experience to give you hands-on experience and valuable skills.

Why join

PIRS Pathways to Childcare Careers program is designed to help you:

  • Develop and improve occupational English skills specific to the childcare sector: vocabulary, regulations, and job search
  • Understand Early Childhood Milestones
  • Understand trauma-informed approaches to early learning 
  • Improve essential and digital skills
  • Access information and resources to secure employment in the childcare industry
  • Develop pre-employment skills – such as interview preparedness and resume writing

Benefits of joining our program:

  • Paid practicum (40 hours) 
  • Responsible Adult, First Aid, FoodSafe Certificate training
  • Employment counseling and connections to work opportunities in the field
  • Bus tickets and childcare provided for in person sessions

Who it’s for

This program is for immigrant and refugee women who:

  • are permanent residents, convention refugees, protected persons or CUAET permit holders
  • speak English at an Intermediate level (CLB 5 or equivalent; online assessment will be provided) 
  • able to attend all program sessions 
  • have completed full COVID-19 vaccination (2 doses of an approved vaccine)
  • Final acceptance is contingent on the Criminal Record Check clearance.

How to apply

Please complete the online registration form here.

Reserve your spot now – space is limited! For questions and application assistance, please contact us by using one of these ways:



Phone: 604-298-5888

Pathways to Childcare Careers Inquiry Form

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