OUR STORY

JobStart is a community based, not-for-profit agency connecting people looking for work with employers looking to hire. 

For Job Seekers, we provide with a range of services designed to get them into the workforce. We provide adults, foreign trained professionals, newcomers to Canada, persons with disabilities, seniors, students, women, and youth with access to programs and services to help them find work. If you are looking for the right job, contact us and ask to speak with one of our qualified Job Coaches.

JobStart provides employers with recruitment services at no cost, volunteer opportunities such as mentoring services, and access to apprenticeships. JobStart pre-screens employees to ensure the best possible fit with the employer's requirements. Employers can also post jobs on our job board or host and/or participate in job fairs. 

 

Assisting our clients prepare for and find employment is what we are all about. Success is evident in the faces of our clients as they move on to build their future and attain economic self sufficiency.  
 

JobStart provides employment services at three locations in Toronto. 

 

To learn more about JobStart, please review the information below and check out our brochure and program flyers, or feel free to Contact Us. 

Our Mission Statement:  JobStart empowers clients and employers to maximize their potential through participation in a variety of career and personal growth programs and services.

 

Our Governance: JobStart is governed by a volunteer board of directors whose leadership ensures that the agency fulfills its mandate and the priorities as set out in the strategic plan. 

Our Customer Service: JobStart is dedicated to providing both equitable and quality standards of service to our customers. JobStart welcomes both compliments and suggestions on the quality of our services from all our valued customers. We strongly believe both serve as a vehicle for continuous improvement. Written feedback will be reviewed by JobStart's Management and addressed within one month.

Read our Customer Service Accessibility Policy here. 

 

Our Commitment to Diversity: JobStart is committed to creating and maintaining an open and safe environment, free from any form of harassment,  discrimination and violence, where:

  • The dignity and self-worth of every person is respected.

  • Each person has an equal opportunity to achieve his or her full potential and personal goals.

  • Differences are accepted supported and valued.

 

JobStart will not tolerate, ignore or condone harassment, discrimination or violence and considers them to be serious offenses that will immediately be acted on.  Everyone is responsible for respecting the dignity and rights of those around them. JobStart’s board members, managers, staff, participants and visitors all play a critical and significant role in making sure these goals are met.

As an equal opportunity employer, JobStart strives to reflect the diversity of its communities in our staff and volunteers and actively reaches out when openings arise.

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Jan 14, 2021

We are keen to gather insights on existing hiring practices and employer attitudes towards newcomer talent, so are looking to engage 2 sectoral experts with extensive experience and industry connections in two sectors as below: 

  • Mental Health / Psychotherapist / Clinical Research

  • Engineering (civil, chemical, mechanical etc.) or IT with Project Managemen

Write to us directly at resumes5@jobstart.org or Refer to our website for more details. Know someone who would be a great fit for the same? Tag them in the comments below.
#JobStart #expert #engineering #civilengineering #mechnicalengineering #a11y #mentalhealth #newcomertalent #NewcomertoCanada #informationtechology #IT #projectmanagement #mech #mechanical ​

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Jan 13, 2021

Setting SMART career goals is one of the keys to a successful professional life! Join us and gain more knowledge about building a successful career. Please connect with Paula at p.jackson@jobstart.org /(416) 231-2295  Ext 4240.  Also check us out https://www.jobstart.org/ypp

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Jan 13, 2021

What the “Canadian experience” barrier looks like

  • How requiring "Canadian experience" can be discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights

  • Other ways one might face racial discrimination when trying to get a job

  • What employers and regulatory bodies should do differently

  • What you can do if you face a "Canadian experience" requirement or other racial discrimination

Register on Eventbrite: https://removingcanadianexperiencebarrierworkshop.eventbrite.ca
For more information please contact:
Hasita Shah on 416- 231-2295 ext. 6251 or h.shah@jobstart.org

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Jan 08, 2021

Unlock new opportunities with JobStart's Youth Possibilities Project! We offer an informative workshops series and one-on-one job development support. Please see flyer for more details & contact Paula at p.jackson@jobstart.org or (416) 231-2295  Ext 4240.

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Jan 08, 2021

Pleasure to share that our YPP clients feel prepared and confident to advance their career after our pre-employment workshop series! To learn more about our workshops and paid placement opportunities, please contact Paula at p.jackson@jobstart.org or (416) 231-2295  Ext 4240.

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Jan 05, 2021

Unlock new opportunities with JobStart's Youth Possibilities Project! We offer an informative workshops series and one-on-one job development support. Please see flyer for more details & contact Paula at p.jackson@jobstart.org or (416) 231-2295  Ext 4240.

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