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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Toronto Nonprofit Network

Nov 12, 2020

Join us and get access to our webinar, live chat rooms, networking opportunity and explore exciting career opportunities as Concierge (Toronto and Brampton), Security Guard (Union Station), TTC Screening Security Guard, Respite Center Security Specialist, Crossing Guard and many more!

Tired of sending your resume over the web and not receiving any responses back?

By attending this virtual event, you will also gain access to chat & connect directly with our Employer:

A.S.P. Security Services – Leading provider of aviation security in Canada.

Since 2000, A.S.P. Security Services Inc has been providing strategic security services to airports, transportation hubs, public facilities and commercial/residential properties. A.S.P. has over 1,200 security guards and customer service representatives delivering premium services to CLASS A facilities in Ontario and Alberta.

We are conducting our "live" Event on:

Tuesday November 24th, 2020 at 10am

PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO PRE-REGISTER TO THE EVENT:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VirtualJobFairNovember24th2020

or RSVP directly to Muavviz at m.ayvaz@jobstart.org

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Nov 12, 2020

JobStart is holding a Virtual Job Fair for CINTAS who is hiring Drivers & Customer Service Reps @ $21 - $24 / hour;

Join us on Wednesday Nov 25th, 2020 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm;

Register via Eventbrite:

https://jobsjobfair.eventbrite.ca & email resume to: c.lio@jobstart.org;

(Must be a Permeant Resident, Convention Refugee, or Canadian Citizen. No International Students)

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Nov 10, 2020

Exciting Newcomer Professional Networking events happening this month @JobStart.  Mock Interviews with TD Canada Trust and Speed Mentoring with Insurance Bureau of Canada.  Thanks to United Way Greater Toronto's Day of Caring for creating these amazing opportunites for our newcomer clients. Interested in becoming  a client, email Holly Best -  h.best@jobstart.org.

#newcomers #networking #mentoring #hirenewcomers @TD_Canada @InsuranceBureau @UWGreaterTO

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Nov 03, 2020

​Join us on Wednesday November 18, 2020 from 2 - 4 pm for a Virtual Job fair for Seasonal & Long Term positions with the Gift Group.​ 

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