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

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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