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We’re Training Canadians For Careers In Growing Industries

Palette Skills is a national nonprofit committed to making an impact. Our talented team works hard everyday to create amazing upskilling programs and build partnerships that help change people’s lives and help Canadian companies grow. Our values are at the core of everything we do!

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People can do incredible things.
We’re here to help them do it.

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Looking for a career that makes a difference?

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Fun-Loving, Caring, Dedicated and Driven

Rhonda Barnet (She/Her)

Chief Executive Officer

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Samina Tajwar (She/Her)

Chief Growth Officer

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Barry Wilson

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

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Simon DeNure (He/Him)

Director of Program Operations

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Tosh Sondh (He/Him)

Director of IT and Management

Jacqueline Sue (She/Her)

Director of Finance and People Operations

Chloé

Chloé Roussel

Vice President, Public Affairs

Ann Lockhart (She/Her)

Senior Manager, Program Development

Emily MacKay

Emily MacKay (She/Her)

Senior Manager, Research and Impact

Lauren Murray (She/Her)

Senior Manager, Participant Experience

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Heather Masters (She/Her)

Senior Manager, Industry Partnerships

Alice Spary (She/Her)

People & Culture Manager

Jeanette Fong (She/Her)

Admissions Manager

Whitly Theriault (She/Her)

Partnership Manager

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Ednali Zehavi (She/Her)

Senior Manager, Employment Success

Kedar Patel (He/Him)

Sponsorship and Development Manager

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Strategic Operations & Governance Manager

Megan Yim (She/Her)

Participant Success Manager

Farzana Nijhum- Program Officer at Palette Skills

Farzana Nijhum (She/Her)

Program Development Specialist

Carly Bautista (She/Her)

Alumni Manager

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Michelle Kot (She/Her)

Partnership Manager

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Ademide Oladeinde

IT Systems Specialist

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Finance Manager

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Jenny Zhou (She/Her)

Partnership Operations Specialist

Dorothy Hearne- Office Manager and Executive Assistant

Dorothy Hearne (She/Her)

Assistant Corporate Secretary

Mahak Buchh (She/Her)

Marketing Coordinator

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Rohan Venugopal (He/Him)

Partnership Manager

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Michaela Peters

Delivery Partner Manager

Kris Kinnoch (He/Him)

Program Instructor

Lori Judis

Program Instructor

Ana Cepeda Poveda (She/Her)

People & Culture Generalist

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Nimet Peermohamed (She/Her)

Program Operations Specialist

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Wendy Baker

Senior Manager, Business Development & Sustainability

Katherine Farthing

Katherine Farthing (She/Her)

Employment Success Manager

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Jennifer Sim

Delivery Partner Manager

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Kendas Hansen (She/Her)

Participant Recruitment Manager

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Pallavi Panigrahi

Product Manager, Learning Sandbox

Bibi Haghdan

Program Operations Specialist

Katie Watson

Katie Watson

Accountant

Christine Stenton

Senior Manager, Palette Skills Programs

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Morag Morison

Regional Development Manager

Victoria Doidge

Victoria Doidge

Participant Recruitment Manager

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Fatima Zaredar

Program Operations Specialist

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Rajat Arora

Senior IT Business Systems Specialist

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Fatema Muhammad

Program Operations Specialist

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Nader Asmar

Marketing Manager

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Khadija Ladhani

Evaluation Specialist

Beth Springer

Beth Springer

Partnership Development Representative

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Talina Nzimbi

Social Media Manager

Shannon

Shannon Duguid

Upskill Canada Hub Manager

Matt Koscielny

Matt Koscielny

Employment Success Specialist

Lamia Hossain

Lamia Hossain

Delivery Partner Coordinator

Carly Preiss

Participant Recruitment Specialist

Theresa Cashore

Participant Success Coordinator

Holly

Holly Cave

Admissions Specialist

Afua Alagbe

Participant Recruitment Specialist

Vanessa La Porta

Office Manager

Samantha

Samantha Gleadall

Participant Success Coordinator

Shallaka Saji

Program Reporting Coordinator

Kristen From

Regional Development Manager

Akanksha Babbar

Evaluation Specialist

Ayisha Arshad

Ayisha Arshad

Admissions Specialist

Shafayat Teimur

Shafayat Teimur

Admissions Specialist

Jahnavi Thotapalli

Jahnavi Thotapalli

IT Application Support Specialist

Gabriela Navarrete-Rolls

Delivery Partner Manager

Amy Boughner

Communications Specialist

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We're training talent for in-Demand Careers.

We help fast-growing companies that are struggling to fill talent needs. Contact us to learn how you can become a partner, find amazing talent, and support the Canadian job market.

Eligibility for SalesCamp

To be admitted and accepted into the program, you must be:
  • Be actively searching for work and ready to take on employment opportunities tech sales.
  • Be able to legally work in Canada. 
  • Not be a full-time student.
  • Be a highly motivated individual actively seeking out new opportunities.
  • Have least 3 years of formal work experience in Canada or abroad.
  • Have an English language rating of CLB Level 8, or IELTS of 6.5 overall.
  • Be available for Zoom sessions, many of which will be full-time.
  • Be able and committed to attending networking day events as part of regular programming.
  • Be comfortable using technology and learning online.
  • Live or intend to live in the province where the program is being offered.
  • Have a reliable internet connection, device, and a quiet environment for virtual learning.
  • Be committed and able to join the Canadian workforce full-time immediately following the program.
You may not be eligible if:
  • You do not pass our application and/or interview skills assessment. 
  • You are not actively searching or able to start a job in business-to-business tech sales.
  • You are not able to legally work in Canada.
  • You do not reside in the province where the program is operating.
  • You are going to school full-time.
  • You do not have three years of work experience outside of your studies.
  • You are interested in taking SalesCamp solely for learning purposes, but are building your own business and not intending to work in the field.

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