settlement services / 移民安顿服务 / خدمات الإسکان و الاستقرار / servicios de asentamiento

We understand that settling in a new place and making it home for you and your family is a challenging and long process. No matter where you are from or how long it has been since you arrived in Canada, we welcome all newcomers to access support services and community involvement opportunities here at Frog Hollow. Our programs are designed to help you successfully navigate the stages towards citizenship and further on, for your longterm wellbeing and participation in society.

WOW-Working Opportunities for Women

Who|Newcomer women who are Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, Protected Persons, Naturalized Canadian Citizens or Work Permit holders. CLB 5 and above or equivalent.

Date|  Next cycle: April 15 – June 20, 2024

Time| Every Monday to Thursday, 930am to 230pm

Location| Hybrid (both online and in-person) 100-2732 East Hastings St., Vancouver and on Zoom.

Contact| Wanda, Newcomer Language Facilitator,


Working Opportunities for Women (WOW) is an Employment Readiness Program that provides newcomer women with training to pursue a career in child care.

>>Read WOW’s success story: Empowering Women: WOW Program as Stepping Stone to Career Success in Canadian Job Market

Who is eligible?

Newcomer women who are either a: Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee, Protected Person, Naturalized Canadian Citizen or Work Permit holder, CLB 5 and above or equivalent

Program participants also receive:

  • Practicum placement with Frog Hollow’s Reggio-inspired Childcare Program
  • Opportunity for paid employment upon program completion
  • Bus tickets
  • Child minding

Program benefits:

Responsible Adult (required to work in child care). Topics include: child development, dealing with challenging behavior and licensing regulations.

Improve English language skills. Topics include: Canadian workplace communication, child care vocabulary and adapting to Canadian workplace culture.

Prepare for work in Canada. Topics include job search, resume and cover letter writing and interview preparation.


Interested in joining WOW?

Step 1. Click here to fill out our Pre-screening Form

Step 2. We will reach out to you!

Questions or inquiries? Email Wanda at 

For the last years I only had time to take care of my family. Now, I am so busy during WOW. Time is tight, after I pick up the kids then I have to prepare dinner, there’s a lot to do everyday. But the program makes things better because I’m learning a lot of new things I didn’t know before, even in China I didn’t know. It’s very interesting and very useful and we hear something new.

WOW participant

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