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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NEWS AND EVENTS

Jun 26, 2020

​Learn about Foreign Credential Recognition loan for internationally trained professionals @ JobStart's webinar on July 9 from 11 AM - 12:30 PM. Register online https://foreigncredentialloans.eventbrite.ca Or contact s.wangmo@jobstart.org

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Jun 25, 2020

​JobStart & Rogers is hosting a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday July 15th - Positions available: Customer Service Representatives.
Register through Eventbrite: https://jobstartvirtualjobfair.eventbrite.ca
Registration Closes on July 10th or Contact Claudia – Job Developer. Email: c.lio@jobstart.org

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Jun 22, 2020

​Do you believe in engaging and empowering newcomer women? Are you passionate about guiding them on their settlement journey? Become a Settlement Mentor with the Newcomer Community Integration Program. email to s.wangmo@jobstart.org for information. 

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Jun 22, 2020

​Want to support newcomer & refugee women? NCIP is recruiting new members for its Women’s Advisory Committee. 

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Jun 18, 2020

JobStart presents a Virtual Toastmasters Workshop on July 2nd
✓ Learn & improve your presentation skills
✓ Speak with confidence - prepared or impromptu speech
✓ Supportive group setting & receive constructive feedback
RSVP at https://toastmasterssession.eventbrite.ca

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Jun 12, 2020

Nervous about interviewing online? Join @JobStart for a peer to peer conversation on tips and tricks on acing that online interview. Wednesday, June 17th 11Am to 12Pm.  Register:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/chat-connect-recharge-tickets-106017962580 #settlementsupport #peersharing #onlineinterviewtips

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Jun 9, 2020

Are you a person with a disability? Looking for work? Capability can help! Due to COVID-19, Capability is offering virtual services. Please contact Courtney for more info at c.boudreau@jobstart.org

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Jun 4, 2020

JobStart is having a Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at 10am to 12:30 pm ! #JobFair
Register at https://jobfairbyjobstart.eventbrite.ca or contact Muavviz Ayvaz - Information Officer - m.ayvaz@jobstart.org | Tel: 416-231-2295 x 5742

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Jun 2, 2020

Special guest artist will be hosting @JobStart Chat, Connect, Recharge! tomorrow, June 3 - 11Am to 12Pm. Find some space in your day to release your inner artist.  Register: H.Shah@jobstart.org. #mentalhealth #newcomers #settlementsupport #paint

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