Unemployment hit record highs in 2020, but tech continues to boom with 165,300 jobs added to the Canadian economy, a pace more than three times the national average.
While BC’s unemployment rate rose in January, the need for scientific and technical workers increased with an additional 10,000+ jobs becoming available. The skyrocketing demand for tech jobs has seen a wave of upskilling and re-skilling resources from some of BC’s leading tech companies. For newcomers to Canada, in particular, the opportunity to upskill and re-skill while connecting with local employers plays an important role in tapping into local career opportunities.
Looking to support Vancouver’s tech ecosystem and provide upskilling resources is Vancouver-based tech company Traction on Demand. The tech company recently partnered with MOSAIC, one the largest settlement and employment services organizations in Canada, to provide Salesforce and soft skills training in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems to newcomers to Canada.
The program, called Fast Track to CRM, combines MOSAIC’s skills training with Traction on Demand’s education program Traction Access to help upskill and train newcomers looking to enter the Canadian job force.
The Fast Track to CRM program is broken out into a mix of employability skills training, occupational skills training, work experience with local employers, and 6 weeks of ongoing follow-up support. Coming out of the program, participants earn the Salesforce Business Admin Specialist superbadge enabling a smooth transition into Salesforce related roles. The program also covers the cost of Salesforce Administration certification exam and provides ongoing support for exam preparation.
If you’re looking to add to your IT skills, or make a switch over to a Salesforce-related role, the Fast Track to CRM program might just be the program you’re looking for.
The current cohort is currently in process and runs until May 7. For those interested in participating in the program, the second cohort opens for applications May 17 and will run from June 28 to October 15 of this year. Learn more about it here.