What we offer

Intakes for TechWomen are now closed as of April 2022, and we are no longer accepting applications for this program. If you are a client interested in employment and skills training services, please see our other employment programs – issbc.org/service-types/find-work

  • introductory web development and web design
  • technical language skills to work in the digital industry
  • job readiness and soft skills training
  • connections to job shadow and tech volunteer opportunities
  • networking with women in tech and connections to mentors

With woman-centered curriculum that addresses the specific training needs of newcomer women, TechWomen puts participants on the path to a career in BC’s tech sector.

You can join if you:
  • Are a landed immigrant, caregiver (with open work permit), refugee claimant or naturalized citizen
  • Are a woman
  • Have CLB level 6 or higher
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Are interested in pursuing a career in tech
Locations Available


  • Action planning to identify career goals for training focus
  • 100 hours of language training (8 weeks) to learn vocabulary and communication for tech industry
  • 5-10 weeks of part-time coding and design classes including introduction to web development
  • 8-week practicum component with opportunities to put new tech skills to practice

This program has been supported with a grant from the Canadian Women’s Foundation and its partners, as well as contributions from Startland, CodeCore, Lighthouse Labs and Emily Carr University.

Success Story

Newcomer engineer jump-starts her tech career

Even with an engineering degree and some IT work experience, Prachi had little luck finding a relevant job. But joining a unique ISSofBC program that provided a combination of skills training and job readiness coaching saw her successfully employed five days after completing the program.

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Contact us

Call 604-684-2561