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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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NEWS AND EVENTS

November 14, 2019

Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, The Honourable Monte McNaughton and Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore visit JobStart’s 2930 Lake Shore Blvd. W. location!!

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October 18, 2019

Hiring Event for Security Guards at JobStart 2930 Lake Shore Blvd. West on Wednesday November 6th, 2019 from 9:30am to 12noon

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October 01, 2019

The TRIEC Mentoring Partnership had a strong showing at our Annual General Meeting on September 18! All the mentors and mentees who attended received a certificate of appreciation and four of them were kind enough to share their success stories on stage. JobStart extends our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful mentoring participants and our awesome mentoring coach, Kathleen Leon, for successfully facilitating the discussion!

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September 30, 2019

Are you unsure how to talk to your child's teacher?
Is your child bored or struggling at school?
Has your child experienced problems with bullying?
Join us for a free workshop on Monday, October 21, 2019:
How to Talk to Your Child's Teacher
To Register, please contact Holly Best
416-231-2295 x 6253.

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September 12, 2019

​JobStart is excited to announce the sixth cohort of our employment program for older adults, starting on September 25! This weekly six-day workshop/networking series will focus on a wide variety of job-related topics: understanding the job-application process, starting a new career, dealing with potential interview challenges, and much more! If you are 50-70 years old and unemployed, contact us to register for this exciting and worthwhile job-readiness program catered specifically to older adults: Artan Mustafaa.mustafa@jobstart.org | 416-231-2295 x5727.

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