FAQs

I need a job and I just don’t know where to turn, or what to do. Can JobStart help me?

Drop into our 2930 Lake Shore Blvd. West location, or our 219 Dufferin St. location and ask to see a Job Coach. One of our qualified staff members will sit down with you and talk about your goals and your experiences, and help you design a custom tailored plan to make sure you get the specific help you need.

After 20 years at the same job, I was laid off. I just heard about Second Career Strategy. Can you please tell me what is it about, and if I qualify?

Second Career Strategy provides laid off workers with skills training to help them find jobs in high demand occupations in Ontario. Second Career is a cost sharing grant based on need. Second Career can provide up to $28,000.00 to cover costs such as tuition, books, transportation, and a basic living allowance.

I am interested in an apprenticeship, and I just don’t know how to go about it.

 

At JobStart we have extensive experience helping both youth and adults access apprenticeships. Find out how you can earn as you learn! We have many employer connections in the trades. Come in and talk with us today.

I have just been in Canada for two weeks, and I really need help finding out about how to access settlement services. Can you help me?

JobStart offers a Newcomer Settlement Program that assists newcomers to Canada by facilitating access to services such as healthcare, housing, childcare, licensing, educational institutions, as well as employment services.

Do you provide financial assistance with transportation or child care?

In some instances we do provide subway tokens. This is something you can discuss when you visit the JobStart office. We do not provide child care services, however can direct you to other community agencies who might be able to help.

Do I have to pay a fee to access JobStart services?

JobStart is funded by two levels of government and United Way Greater Toronto. This means our services are available at no cost for clients who are seeking employment.

I have a disability and I have just graduated from high school and plan to attend college or university. I am finding it very difficult to secure employment. Can JobStart assist me?

JobStart delivers a program called Employment Accessibility for Students (EAS) with Disabilities.  Our goal is to assist students and recent graduates with a verifiable disability to obtain a part or full time job in Toronto. We work with individuals so that they can more effectively market themselves to employers, secure interviews that could lead to employment.

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Sep 21, 2020

Join us on JobStart's "Enhancing Economic Opportunities for Older Adults (50-70 Years of Age)" Program.

• Meet new people to communicate and share ideas with for business and social
• Develop new skills for employment and volunteer leadership using online tools
• Knowledge experts and guest speakers provide information and resources to help older job seekers succeed

For more information or to register, please contact: Trudy | 416-231-2295 x 5739 | t.vojvodic@jobstart.org

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Sep 21, 2020

New to Canada & struggling to find employment in your field? Sending endless resumes, but no response? JobStart can unlock your career potential through mentorship, job readiness training, networking opportunities, settlement support & employer engagement. 

Register for our free Information Session:  https://mentoringpathwaystoemployment.eventbrite.ca

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Sep 11, 2020

Are you a newcomer looking for work? Learn how @JobStart's newcomer focused programs can elevate your career success. We have mentoring partnerships, exciting networking opportunities, access to one to one employment/settlement counselling and targeted workshops that not only get you job ready for Canadian employers but offer key insights into  job retention, once hired.  Information Session, Wednesday, September 16th at 1pm. ​#mentoring #MPE #EEII #careersupport #employment #hirenewcomers #newcomers #GTA #workshops #JobStart
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Sep 11, 2020

Signs you might need a Digital Detox: 

  • You feel anxious or stressed out if you can't find your phone

  • You feel compelled to check your phone every few minutes

  • You feel depressed, anxious, or angry after spending time on social media

  • You are preoccupied with the like, comment, or reshare counts on your social posts

  • You are afraid that you will miss something if you don't keep checking your device

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Sep 10, 2020
JobStart's Virtual Job Fair offers you the opportunity to connect with our Job Developer – Girish Tina , representing employers within Toronto & GTA.
Join us on September 17th,2020 at 10:00 am and get access to our webinar, live chat rooms, networking opportunity and explore exciting career opportunities !
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