7 Online Modules.
6 Optional Workshops.

Access ASCEND’s dynamic, interactive content on your own schedule from any device.


Workplace skills influence hiring

Uneven soft skills are cited by hiring managers as a barrier to the recruitment and integration of skilled immigrants. ASCEND addresses these challenges by providing dynamic and supportive content that enhances newcomers’ confidence.

7 key themes

The ASCEND program builds participant confidence with supportive content that dives deep into the following key employment themes.

The Value of Your Existing Skills & Experience

Personal Branding

Developing a Community of Support

Interview Soft Skills

Professional Communication

Onboarding & Organizational Culture

Career Progression

Designed and developed to support newcomers


Soft skill competencies shouldn’t be a barrier to hiring skilled newcomers. ASCEND prepares immigrants for the workplace through interactive real life examples of onboarding, organizational culture and professional communication.

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Service Delivery Partners

ASCEND is built to enhance your existing programming with engaging and practical online content for your clients. ASCEND’s Train-the-Trainer video series supports program delivery and true engagement with program material.

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ASCEND provides international students with online modules built directly from Canadian employer insights. Participants leave the program with the knowledge and soft skills to succeed in the Canadian workforce.

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Learn directly from Canadian employers about what they’re looking for in a new hire. Engaging activities help newcomers showcase their experience so it aligns with and exceeds employer expectations.

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Online content builds awareness and interactive workshops build confidence

ASCEND follows a blended-learning model. Employment readiness concepts are presented through interactive online modules and cultivated through supportive workshop activities. 

Multimedia supports real employment scenarios in every module. Learn the skills employers look for with dynamic, interactive content while having fun with:

eLearning games

Situational videos based on real life employment examples

Video interviews with employers and hiring managers

LinkedIn profile and digital portfolio creation

Best practice examples delivered through audio and text

In-program fillable journaling activities

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Crafted by Canadian industry professionals

Partnerships with employers, service delivery partners and skilled immigrants were integral to creating ASCEND. Our gratitude goes out to these industry partners whose insights will help prepare participants from all over the world for employment in Canada.