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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

December 24, 2019

JobStart is thrilled to announce the seventh cohort of our employment program for older adults, starting on January 15! 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 Mustafa – a.mustafa@jobstart.org | 416-231-2295 x5727.

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December 20, 2019

JobStart Mentoring and Women’s Settlement programs held a dynamic networking event: The Importance of Self-Motivation. Barbara Wilson, keynote speaker combined with our round table leaders shared insightful, career advice. Wishing all our participants success in 2020. Thanks to @Manulife  and @ONTrillium  #networking #women #refugees #supportwomen #careerdevelopment #mentoring

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December 07, 2019

A huge thank you to the United Way Greater Toronto Day of Caring and the staff from BMO - Bank of Montreal who volunteered their time and expertise at our Mock Interview event on November 27th, 2019. What a memborable day for both our JobStart clients and the staff from Bank of Montreal. 
“The feedback we received was extremely relevant and the mock interviews were encouraging and reassuring. This was a good real-life experience in giving interviews for us.” - JobStart client
“The people from BMO were excellent performing the Mock Interview, they were very helpful giving tips and many general recommendations after the mock interview and during the networking session. I am so glad I came.” - JobStart client
#newcomers #jobsupport #interviewcoaching #UnitedWayofGreaterToronto #BankofMontreal

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