Programs & Events

Sectors:
Customer service, Food preparation and service, Retail
Type:
Mentoring, Women, Youth
Organizers:
YWCA
Location(s):
GTA-West, GTA-East, Etobicoke, Scarborough
Start Date:
Ongoing
Minimum CLB:
No minimum specified
Sectors:
Arts and entertainment
Type:
Training for those experiencing barriers, Youth
Organizers:
Woodgreen Community Services
Location(s):
GTA-Central, Toronto-central
Start Date:
Not yet confirmed or scheduled
Minimum CLB:
7
Sectors:
Construction, Electrician
Type:
Apprenticeship, Work-specific language training
Organizers:
Centennial College, CPAC
Location(s):
GTA-East, Scarborough
Start Date:
Not yet confirmed or scheduled
End Date:
September 4, 2020
Minimum CLB:
5

Work 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Retail sales and customer care

An overview of job opportunities in retail sales and customer care in the GTA, with discussion of occupations in this sector; types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking requirement; training programs available; and stories in the media about refugee newcomers working in grocery, restaurant, and gas station retail.

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.