EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Your job is out there. We’ll help you find it. As an Employment Ontario service provider JobStart’s goal is to make it easy for job seekers to find and access employment and training services. We do this by providing integrated services for job seekers and employers looking to hire. Our professional staff are here to help you prepare for and find work in your field of interest. JobStart is “Where Futures Begin!”

 

JobStart has a range of services available at no cost to you

 

Employment Ontario programs and services are offered at JobStart’s 219 Dufferin St., location (King & Dufferin), and JobStart’s 2930 Lake Shore Blvd. W., location (corner of Islington Ave. and Lake Shore Blvd. W.). Employment Ontario programs and services are not offered at JobStart’s 41 Chauncey Ave. location.

 

Eligibility

 

Self-service information and resources – are available for all residents of Ontario, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, and employers. Prior to accessing the Resource Information Service clients need to meet with a JobStart staff member.

 

Assisted services – (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) – are available to people who are unemployed and out of school. Meet with a JobStart Staff member, who will help identify your employment and training needs, and determine which components of the Employment Service are appropriate, including referrals to other community services and developing an Employment Service Plan.

 

Employers can get help in identifying their human resources requirements, matching their workplace needs to program participants’ skills and experiences, support for developing on-the-job training plans, and ongoing monitoring to support success and retention.

 

Service Description

 

Helps clients find: 

  • Sustainable employment 

  • Assessment of skills, capabilities, interests and experience

  • Job search strategies, including resume preparation 

  • Information about different careers and occupations, the local labour market, employment and training opportunities 

  • On-the-job training and/or work experience and, in some cases, additional support to help maintain employment 

  • Information about all Employment Ontario programs and services 

  • Access to Second Career program to provide laid-off workers with skills training for high-demand occupations 

  • Information about, and referral to, other community services and support

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Funded by:

This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

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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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