Selected employment and pre-employment services in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with programs for Syrian newcomers
Toronto – 489 College Street
Scarborough – 2100 Ellesmere Road
Mississauga – 151 City Centre Drive
Brampton – 44 Peel Centre Drive
One-on-One Help with Your Job Search
- Get help finding a job
- Work with an Employment Consultant who speaks Arabic
- Prepare for the job market and connect with job opportunities
- Through our Employment Ontario program, you can access the following:
- Information & Resource
- Professional Consultation
- One-to-One support
- Job Development Special sector programs for:
- Financial Services
- Information Technology
- Human Resources
- Sales and Marketing
- Supply Chain
Locations, in Toronto: Thorncilffe, Crescent Town, Flemingdon, St-James Town, Victoria Village
Employment and community economic development are key standards of well being. Income security and labour market conditions have a direct impact on individual and family success. Our employment services provide job seekers with labour market knowledge and customized responses to employment barriers. TNO delivers the Employment Ontario (EO) program funded through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). The service is offered to all Ontarians. The services offered include Resource and Information, Case Management, Job Development and workshops and job recruitment events. Services include:
Independent Job Search: Resource & Information (R&I)
- R&I counselors guide clients on their job search and provide access to resources: job boards, resume templates, community resources
- Use of computers / fax / telephone / photocopier.
- Participate in Workshops / Information Sessions.
- Job Board and community event information.
Guided Job Search (JS):
- One-to-one Employment Counseling to develop an action/services plan-includes resumes development/critique/interview skills etc.
- Referrals to other programs or interventions.
- Connects clients with education and training programs.
Job Development: Job Matching, Placement + Incentives:
- Outreaches and connects with local employers on behalf of clients
- Matching clients’ skills + interests with work opportunities
- Facilitation of work opportunities + negotiation of the employment relationship
- Experimental or on the job training.
- Placement support in identifying + workplace issues that may affect their success.
- Financial support to remove barriers to participation.
As part of this service we offer regular workshops on the following topics:
- Resume Clinics
- Interview skills/Mock Interviews
- How to create a winning profile for Linked In
- How to Market Your Skills
- Networking and the 30 second commercial
- Computer training: Excel I and II, Microsoft I and II
Locations: 1080 Queen Street East, 1533 Victoria Park Avenue, 989 Danforth Avenue
WoodGreen helps nearly 10,000 job seekers each year!
WoodGreen Employment Services Centre offers Free services to anyone looking for work including:
- Employment focused workshops – Resume Writing; Cover Letters; Interview Skills; Researching Companies, Job Retention and much more
- Onsite services such as resume critiquing, mock interviews and current job postings targeting specific employment sectors, such as the Arts, office work and other areas of employment
- Networking opportunities through conversation groups and guest speaks that are subject matter experts
- A wide range of print resources and videos focused on securing employment and/or retaining work or starting a small business
- Free access to technology including, computers with internet, faxing, photocopying, printing and telephones
- Updated Labour Market Information – and community referrals
- Computer workshops to upgrade individuals skills and knowledge – along with self-assessment tools
Free employment searching and preparation supports for individuals looking for work, upgrade their current employment status, or researching additional education and training opportunities. Services include, workshops and guest speakers, computer/internet
Five Service Centres provide close-at-hand locations with all the information and tools to assist you with a successful job search. Job seekers can work on their own using up-to-date technology and resources, attend seminars and seek information and support from helpful and knowledgeable staff. Our staff can also help you obtain more individualized counselling services, register you in our On-Line Services courses and workshops and make referrals to other non-employment services. Visitors to our Employment Service Centres also gain support in maintaining their personal motivation and focus during periods of unemployment through networking and speaker events as well as job fairs.
- Brampton Employment Services – 10 Gillingham Drive, Suite 300, Brampton – 905.459.8855
- Caledonia Employment Services – 700 Caledonia Road, Toronto – 416.789.7925
- Language, Employment, and Settlement Services, Brampton – Centennial Mall, 227 Vodden Street East, Unit 3, Brampton – 905.459.6700
- Mississauga Employment Services – 6750 Winston Churchill Blvd., Unit 8A, Mississauga – 905.567.0482
- Weston Employment Services – 35 King Street , Weston Square, Toronto – 416.588.2240
Career Planning and Assessment Services
- Employment and career assessment and counselling
- Employment planning and preparation
- Applications for skills training, small business and apprenticeship programs
- Referral to other appropriate programs and services
- Registration into On-Line Services workshops and courses of interest
- Case management and ongoing support through Job Search, Job Placement and Job Retention Services.
Employment Strategies for Individuals with International Experience
- Diversity and adapting to the Canadian workplace workshops.
- Credential evaluation assistance.
- Job search document development including: resume, cover letters and interview follow up letters.
- Access to mentoring opportunities as well as Skills International for employer search.
- Effective and proven job search techniques.
- Interview preparation.
- One-to-one employment counselling.
- Job placement and development assistance.
On-Line Services program
Can be useful to any job seeker who has restrictions on traveling to employment service centres on a daily or appointment basis for several weeks; wants to supplement their on-site instruction with at-home, self-paced lessons; needs to refresh their understanding of key job search tools, such as resume writing or interview preparation, or wants to access the latest labour market information.
This service has several core elements to address the differing needs of job seekers:
- Identify Your Skills
- Identify Your Qualifications
- Labour Market Information
- Understanding What Employers Are Looking For
- Writing Resumes
- Writing Cover Letters
- Using the Telephone for Job Search
- Preparing for the Interview
- Sensitivity and Diversity
- Orientation to the Workplace
- Tips for Staying Employed
- Safety in the Workplace
- 555 Burnhamthorpe Road, Suite 209, Etobicoke – (416) 231-7746
- Lithuanian Canadian Community, 1st Resurrection Rd, Toronto – (416) 533-3292
- 1855 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough – (647) 341-2722
One-on-one assessments, referral to community organizations and pre-employment workshops on such topics as:
- Applying for Social Services, including:
- Individualized action plan for success in Canada
- Resources to assist in employment and settlement needs
- Access to a fully computerized environment
Details educational and/or work experience and any other interests a Syrian refugee may have. On top of building a skills profile and connecting you with employers or other resources, we will assign you a volunteer who will assist you in developing a base resume (CV).
Proactive seeking out of refugees to engage in in-depth conversations regarding career options and paths. RCJP current approach is proactive. To date, 70 refugees have been engaged and in 2017, a team is meeting every two weeks, with a goal of identifying 5 more refugees (125 to 130 per year). For each refugee, there is an assessment of education, skills, and desired careers, combined with an explanation of opportunities and concerns, with the goal of then matching to job and training opportunities. The key learning is that conversations are all-important, as is the role of being a navigator through the system and work culture. This project is focusing on the most recent arrivals, both educated and non-or less-educated.
RCJP and MAGNET – Database for matching refugees with employment opportunities
RCJP already has a database of employment-related information, based upon one-on-one interviews with 400 GTA refugees (of whom, 15% to 20% are women; 70% GARs (government-supported); and 30% PSRs (privately-sponsored.). The database uses the platform developed by Magnet, at Ryerson.
Case Management Agency
In contrast to the bureaucratic employment agencies that focus on the number of cases handled & job vacancies filled, rather than the quality of long term career provided to newcomers, this will be a new initiative by mid-2017. The case workers will be empowered by technology tools and data that provide contextual help in supporting a newcomer. They will have the detailed case history and tips to help the newcomer tide over to the next step in their pathway to success. Most importantly, this enhanced serviceability will come at a lower cost of operation per case, thanks to the proven power of technology in several industries.