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Part of Skills Development Fund

This program aims to bridge the gap between underrepresented candidates’ experience and qualifications and a Canadian employer’s requirements and expectations.

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The idea

Why Project Confidence?

While many candidates like new immigrants, BIPOC and women meet the professional qualifications needed in Canada, they struggle to secure jobs that require Canadian experience, which takes a long time to gain. To improve their employability, Project Confidence focuses on providing foundational leadership courses and exposure to these groups of the Canadian workforce.

Project Confidence focuses on providing the right skills and experience with specialization options based on job market demand, which are identified through official government data. Each individual will be completing the leadership foundation course or specialized courses through instructor-led live/virtual sessions. They will also have an opportunity to engage in a one-month long project with a Canadian Company.

Program Details


(8 topics)

  • Introduction to Canada and the Canadian Culture: Cultural Intelligence & Diversity Consciousness.

  • Finance fundamentals in Canada.

  • Soft Skills
    a. Communication.
    b. Agility and Resilience.
    c. Leadership Skills.
    d. Problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Digital Literacy
    a. The new frontiers of Digital Technology
    b. Digital Business Transformation.

What you will receive!


Financial Support
1 hour of Resume and Interview Consultation


Certificate of Completion for General Leadership Foundation Training with Leonnova and Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development


(3 streams: Sales, Consulting & HR)

Part of the training focuses on three job streams that are currently essential to the Ontarian job market and will continue to be for the coming five years, based on government data.

The specialized Streams are:

  • Sales and Account Management.
  • Middle- and Professional Managers in Business and Consulting.
  • Human Resources Professionals.

What you will receive!


Financial Support
1 hour of Resume and Interview Consultation
1 hour of Mental Health Support Consultation


Receive a letter of participation from Leonnova

Work Integrated Project (WIP) program

(3 Streams: Sales, Consulting & HR)

The WIP provides an opportunity for participants to work on an actual project with a Canadian Business. Each WIP experience is four-weeks long, in teams of 6 and includes 10 hours of live coaching and independent work per participant.

This practical learning opportunity is used to build on your Canadian experience; a requirement that is almost always sought by employers.

What you will receive!


Financial Support
2 hour of Resume and Interview Consultation
2 hour of Mental Health Support Consultation


Certificate of Participation with Leonnova, Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, and Participating Company

Letter of Reference with Rating for Individual Performance on the Project for Various Skills from Leonnova

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Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email to schedule an interview.

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(Currently only residents from Ontario can apply)
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By submitting your application to participate in Project Confidence, you are giving your voluntary consent for us to collect and use the personal information that you provide.

This information may include your name, contact information, academic and professional background, and any other personal information you choose to disclose in your application.

We will use this information for the purposes of evaluating your application for participation in Project Confidence and for any related program communications.

In order to manage and report program metrics, we may share your information with:

  • The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development;
  • The program organizers; and/or
  • The administrators.

We will not share your information with any third parties for commercial purposes.

Your participation in Project Confidence is entirely voluntary, and you may choose to withdraw your application at any time. However, if you withdraw your application, we may not be able to consider you for participation in the program.

By submitting your application, you certify that you have read and fully understand the contents of this consent statement. You also acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to ask any questions you may have had about the collection and use of your personal information, and that these questions have been answered to your satisfaction.

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