JobStart Connect

Welcome to JobStart Connect!

This is your resource hub for connecting with JobStart online. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our physical locations are closed, However, you can still access our programs and services online or by phone. Please utilize the resources below and call us so we can determine how best to support you during these uncertain times.

416-231-2295       info@jobstart.org

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Updates and Facts on CERB

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Update: Many Canadian residents were left out under the initial CERB eligibility rules, which said that in order to qualify for CERB,

an individual must have lost all income for 14 consecutive days in the first month, followed by zero income for subsequent months.

these initial rules created gaps that did not address many students whose summer job plans fell through, and people who are working reduced but regular hours.

 

CERB will be expanded to include workers impacted by COVID-19 such as students and people working reduced hours.

 

Changes are also promised so that essential workers, such as those working in long-term care facilities, aren't financially disadvantaged by working instead of collecting CERB.

Read more here from CBC

Here is a quick fact sheet on CERB

Denyse

Manager, Programs & Services

Tutorial

Zoom Introduction Video for JobStart Clients

New to using Zoom? This video is specifically designed to introduce JobStart clients to Zoom so that you can actively participate in our virtual workshops.

Happy zooming!

Click here to watch the video

Christina

Business Development Assistant

Virtual Workshops

JobStart's Virtual Workshops

JobStart is offering many virtual workshops to help you safely during the pandemic. Check out our calendar to see what workshops are offered when, and then sign-up and register for workshops through our Eventbrite.

 

Jemima

Director, Programs & Strategic Initiatives

Virtual Event Series

Online Support for New Canadians

'New Canadians' are organizing a special virtual event series - which they are calling Café New Canadians - to give expert tips, information & resources. They have got lots to share – from boosting productivity when working from home to up-skilling for that dream job, acing video interviews to virtual networking 101 & exploring Canada as a newcomer while staying indoors. The free & casual virtual events are also an opportunity to ask any questions newcomers might have regarding career, settlement, or other areas.

 

They have planned virtual chats every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays. In addition to Zoom, the sessions will be live streamed to YouTube.

Mehrangiz

CCP Program Coordinator

Online Library

National Emergency Library

Announcing the National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

Muavviz

Job Coach

Job Trends

Who is Canada Hiring Right Now?

Some industries — from shipping to online learning — are hiring to meet coronavirus-related demand. This LinkedIn article provides some insights into which industries and companies are hiring Canadians right now.

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/news/whos-hiring-in-canada-4531435

Patricia

CEO

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Feb 23, 2021

JobStart Immigrant Peer Networking Event on Thursday, March 4th.
This networking event is targeted at internationally trained professionals looking to successfully integrate into the Canadian labour market. The event will feature an expert panel of JobStart mentors (former clients) offering tips on job search activities, career advancement, and mentoring support. Following a comprehensive panel discussion, the panelists will answer questions from the participants.

Click here to register

Feb 22, 2021

VIRTUAL JOB FAIR FOR:
PURE STAFFING SOLUTIONS
HIRING!!!
FORKLIFT OPERATORS, AZ DRIVERS AND LIGHT PACKERS
TO REGISTER, CLICK THE LINK ON EVENTBRITE: 

https://jobsjobfair.eventbrite.ca
Registration Closes March 3rd
Or contact Claudia – Job Developer
Email: c.lio@jobstart.org | Tel: 416-253-2990

Click here to register

Feb 22, 2021

VIRTUAL JOB FAIR FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS!!
Join us Wednesday March 3rd @ 10 am with Bayshore Home Health
Pre-Register Link: https://jobfairjobstart.eventbrite.ca or contact Muavviz  (Information Officer) for information: m.ayvaz@jobstart.org | Tel: 416-231-2295 x 574

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Feb 19, 2021

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn about the essential Canadian traits to help you fit in at work! 
Join @JobStart for an interactive workshop led by @Katina Deichsel on Canadian Workplace Culture.
#careerprofessionals #network #networking #immigrants #newcomers

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Feb 17, 2021

JOIN the event on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM, @Jobstart FOR A VIRTUAL LUNCH AND LEARN MENTORING EVENT WITH @Marc Belaiche​, President of Torontojobs.ca​​, author of 'Tales from the Recruiter: A Canadian Recruiter's Perspective on How to Get that Perfect Job'.
* Learn modern trends & requirements of recruitment processes
* Understand employer expectations 
#lunchandlearn #torontojobs.ca #networking #newcomers #mentoring ​

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