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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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.

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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

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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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