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.

Construction and building maintenance

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.

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.

Training programs in various occupations

An overview of the different types of training programs available to refugee newcomers in the GTA, some of which are specifically tailored for their circumstances and others of which are targeted to all newcomers, or to all Canadians. The include bridge training programs for internationally-trained professionals, apprenticeships for skilled trades, shorter training programs, and enhanced Language Training (ELT) with skills training.

Where to begin

When and what to talk about, including: pre-arrival, within a sponsorship group; and with the newcomer soon after arrival; when formulating a plan; when preparation for a job search begins; and after a first hire.