Programs & Events

Sectors:
Accounting and finance
Type:
OSLT, Work-specific language training
Organizers:
George Brown College
Location(s):
GTA-Central, Toronto-central
Start Date:
Not yet confirmed or scheduled
Minimum CLB:
6
Sectors:
Early childhood care and development
Type:
ELT, OSLT, Women, Work-specific language training
Organizers:
Mothercraft
Location(s):
GTA-Central, Toronto-central
Start Date:
Not yet confirmed or scheduled
Minimum CLB:
6

Work to Consider

Project management

This guide for newcomers outlines the process for project manager certification; level of English proficiency required; financial assistance available; training and employment programs; and compensation ranges.

Engineering

This guide for newcomer engineers outlines the process for licensing; funding sources for licensing and training; licensing and bridging programs for ITEs; and other engineering-related occupations to consider.

Information and Communications Technology

There is currently tremendous demand in Canada for talent in the information technology sector (commonly referred to as ICT, for “Information and Communications Technology”). There is no question that employers are keen to hire qualified newcomers. Immigrants already represent over 40% of the ICT workforce in Canada. However, while job opportunities are plentiful, newcomers may have some difficulty finding work, due to language proficiency or unfamiliarity with Canada’s workplace culture. Fortunately, there are many programs, training opportunities, job services, and job fairs that can help qualified newcomers find employment in this industry.

Health care

Internationally-trained health care professionals who are newcomers to Canada may face difficulty qualifying to work in this country. However, there are numerous bridging, language, training, and employment programs to help them transition to working in the same, or related, fields as they settle in.

Automotive Service Technician

Automotive service technician is a regulated trade in Ontario, requiring an apprenticeship or passage of a Trade Equivalency Assessment. This post includes descriptions of the types of work available, certification requirements, and training programs in the GTA.

Landscaping and horticulture

An overview of job opportunities in landscaping and horticulture in the GTA, with discussion of different occupations in this sector; types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking and licensing requirements; training programs available; questions to help determine if this seems like good work for a particular individual; comments about seasonality, the impact of inclement weather, hiring periods during the year; job boards commonly used, a recommendation to learn work-specific terminology; and questions to ask at a job interview.

Security guard work

An overview of job opportunities as a security guard in the GTA, with discussion of different occupational roles in this sector; types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking and licensing requirements; training programs available; and stories in the media about newcomers working in security.

Early Childhood Care and Education

An overview of job opportunities and self-employment in early childhood care and education in the Province of Ontario, with discussion of occupations in this sector; types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking requirement; licensing and training requirements; and training programs available.