IRSA Employment Opportunity: Settlement Worker

Deadline to apply: 20 June 2022


Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI is hiring a temporary full-time settlement worker.

This position reports to the manager of Newcomer Settlement Services (NSS). A settlement worker is responsible for assisting new immigrants to Canada with settlement and integration in PEI.

Position type: full-time (37.5 hours per week); temporary for six months with possibility of extension
Start: as soon as possible
Salary: $23.14 per hour


Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Completing client registration and follow up
  • Advocating for clients on a variety of issues
  • Assisting clients with applications, documentation, and paperwork related to settling in Canada specifically P.E.I.
  • Providing information on Canadian culture, provincial systems, rights and responsibilities, etc.
  • Assisting clients in contacting and communicating with federal and provincial government agencies.
  • Making referrals to other internal programs and services, as well as outside organizations as required.
  • Maintaining client database records and monthly reporting

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma and/or relevant experience
  • Excellent interpersonal communication (oral/written) skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to work in a team, as well as demonstrated ability to work well under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Driver's license and access to a vehicle

Other Qualifications

The following would be assets:

  • Experience working with immigrants and/or in other cross-cultural circumstances
  • Experience working with interpreters
  • Ukrainian language

How to Apply

Apply by email. Please send a cover letter and resume, by 4 p.m. Monday, 20 June, to:

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.