2016 – 2018 

  • March 2016 JobStart was awarded two youth employment programs, funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities; Youth Job Link and Youth Job Connection: Summer

  • Summer Jobs Service program ended March 31, 2016

  • April 1, 2016 JobStart launched the new Youth Job Link program, funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. This program is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market

  • April 1, 2016 JobStart launched the new Youth Job Connection: Summer program, funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. 

  • The YJC: Summer program helps students 15-18 years of age to make informed educational and career planning decisions

  • In 2017 JobStart was awarded a three year Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to build on our Mentoring Program to support skilled immigrants in the community.  The Mentoring Program launched on January 3, 2017

  • On January 9, 2017 JobStart launched the “Capability Project”, a one year Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities, funded by Service Canada, designed to help persons with disabilities in the GTA, whether verified or unverified, to enhance employability skills and job prospects

  • April 1, 2017 JobStart launched the Transitions for Youth (TFY) program, funded by United Way Toronto & York Region’s   Youth Success Strategy (YSS) Program Grant Stream, at our 219 Dufferin location.  TFY focuses on the development of soft skills to enhance individual's marketability to employers, as well as give individuals the tools necessary to work well and adapt in any workplace to ensure job retention.  This program is designed for youth with disabilities and compliments JobStart’s Employment Accessibility for Students (EAS) program, funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and our Capability Project funded by Service Canada

  • April 1, 2017 JobStart launched the Women Gaining Ground (WGG) program, funded by United Way Toronto & York Region.  This program is a job readiness program for Immigrant and Refugee Women who are 16 years of age and older, born outside of Canada and currently unemployed/underemployed and not attending school; ended March 31, 2018

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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 |

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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:

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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


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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