Media Stories

HEADLINE
MEDIA
DATE
EXCERPT
HEADLINEOnTheStep steps up commitment to newcomers
MEDIA
Winnipeg Free Press
DATE
Nov 18, 2019
EXCERPT

OnTheStep is an app that connects residents with on-demand snow clearing services provided by members of their community who have signed up as contractors with the online platform. In its second year, the business has extended its partnership with newcomer serving organizations to include Freedom International School. >> General labour; Landscaping; Job search

Programs & Events

Sectors:
All
Type:
Job search, Youth
Organizers:
VPI Working Solutions
Location(s):
GTA-West, GTA-East, Ajax, Etobicoke, Oshawa
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
No minimum specified
Sectors:
Engineering, Environmental science
Type:
Bridging
Organizers:
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
Location(s):
GTA-West, GTA-North, Mississauga, North York
Start Date:
October 13, 2020
End Date:
November 19, 2020
Minimum CLB:
7
Sectors:
Customer service, Food preparation and service, Office administration, Personal care, Retail
Type:
Training with newcomer focus, Youth
Organizers:
ACCES Employment, Catholic Crosscultural Services
Location(s):
GTA-West, Brampton, Mississauga
Start Date:
Not yet confirmed or scheduled
Minimum CLB:
No minimum specified

Work to Consider

Long and Short Haul Truck Driving

An overview of the different types of transport driving opportunities in Canada; the pros and cons of working in the trucking industry; training programs available across Canada and a discussion of the training and licensing requirements in different provinces; the amount of experience required; English language proficiency requirements; unionization; job outlook; and stories in the media.

Manufacturing

Often, the term “manufacturing” conjures images of large factories where employees work on an assembly line to piece things together, such as fabricated metal products, machinery, and automobiles. Given the diversity of products and production methods, there are many different jobs within the manufacturing sector.

Hotel related

The hotel and special function sectors of the hospitality industry are currently doing well in major Canadian markets. Employers and government agencies are keen to hire newcomers in the areas of hotel management and administration, event planning, front-of-the-house, and maintenance and cleaning.

Food Processing and Production

A look at the many options available to newcomers in the food processing and production sector, including paid employment and opportunities for entrepreneurship.

Restaurants and Quick Service

An overview of jobs available in the restaurant industry including the types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking requirements; regulation and certification; training opportunities; apprenticeships; and a job market outlook.

Construction Trades

An overview of job opportunities in the construction trades in the GTA, with discussion of occupations in this sector; types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking requirement; licensing and training requirements; apprenticeships and other training programs available; and stories in the media.