Employer of the Year Award


JobStart's Employer of the Year is awarded to an employer at the Annual General Meeting who has demonstrated strong support to JobStart and to our clients. The criteria includes:

  • Participating in placements, apprenticeships, mentorships, informational interviews, job shadows/job trials, and other services 

  • Has hired JobStart clients

  • And/or has supported JobStart in other ways such as being a guest speaker, a mock interviewer, donating to JobStart, provided letters of support, supporting proposals, etc. 

The winner of JobStart's Employer of the Year for 2018 is StickerYou Inc.! The award was presented by Justin Di Ciano, Councillor of Etobicoke-Lakeshore (Ward 5), to StickerYou Inc.'s Human Resources Manager, Amy Nhan. Congratulations!


Annual Client Achievement Award


JobStart's Annual Client Achievement Award is awarded by the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting to a JobStart graduate who has demonstrated impressive accomplishments. The criteria includes:

  • Had strong participation within the client group

  • Works well with staff

  • Is moving forward in their path to success by either finding and keeping a job or by participating in training

The winner of JobStart's Annual Client Achievement Award for 2017 is Thomas Vickers! The award was presented by Rob Glube, JobStart's Board President. Congratulations!

Staff Award of Excellence


JobStart's Staff Award of Excellence is awarded to a staff member at the Annual General Meeting who has demonstrated excellence to our clients, community, employers, funders, partners, and colleagues. The criteria includes:

  • Acts as a mentor and role model

  • Shows professionalism to JobStart's team, clients, and visitors

  • Shows excellent quality of service to the community

  • Willingly shares best practices in order to improve overall service quality 

  • Demonstraes positive team work

  • Demonstrates exceptional compassion to others

  • Demonstrates respect and cooperation with others

  • Shows random acts of kindness toward fellow co-workers and clients

  • Has a positive attitude while in a stressful situation 


The winner of JobStart's Staff Award of Excellence Award for 2017 is Natalia Schiopu, JobStart's Coordinator, Programs and Services! The award was presented by Jemima Sabapathy, JobStart's Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives. Congratulations!


Recent JobStart Awards

Every year, Etobicoke Guardian readers vote for their favourite community businesses and the Etiobicoke Guardian presents the awards to the winners. From restaurants to travel agencies, pet grooming to auto service, grocery stores to landscaping companies, and everything in between. JobStart has received:

  • Platinum Award for Best Employment Agency – 2018

  • Diamond Award for Best Employment Agency – 2017

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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 – | 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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