JobStart News and Events 2018

Dec 4, 2018

JobStart’s Settlement Program would like to thank Otis Mushonga from Access Community Capital Fund for conducting an immensely informative workshop on ‘Starting Your Own Small Business for Newcomers’. Our attendees gained significant knowledge and are eager to learn more to work on their dreams of owning their own business. Cheers to the entire Settlement Team for making this workshop a success!

Nov 28, 2018
Come join us for United Way Days of Caring featuring RBC.
Employees of RBC will be onsite at JobStart, conducting mock interviews, critiquing resumes and providing hiring tips. mentoring and coaching. This event is a great opportunity to network the RBC staff. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot today !
See flyer for more details or call: 416-231-2295 ext. 4279 or ext. 4257 or email:


Nov 28, 2018
New program alert!
JobStart is happy to announce a new Peer Employment Mentoring Program for Persons with Disabilities. This program will provide one on one and group peer mentoring support for jobseekers, and is open to any persons identifying with a disability.
Information and intake sessions:
Monday December 10, 2018 from 1:30pm - 2:30pm,
219 Dufferin Street, Toronto ON ( Dufferin & King)
Tuesday December 11, 2018 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
 2930 Lake Shore Blvd West, Toronto ON ( Lakeshore & Islington)
Please see flyer for details. If you have any questions,
contact Bethany Koughan at, or at 416-231-2295 ext. 4251


Nov 26, 2018
Congratulations to JobStart’s 2018 United Way Greater Toronto CN Tower climbers!
On November 25, 2018 our climbers conquered all 1,776 steps in the CN Tower Climb! The team’s goal was to surpass last year’s fund raising achievement of $1245.00. 
Together, with the support of JobStart’s staff, board members, friends and family we raised $1,650.00 in support of the ongoing amazing work of UWGT!   These funds help to create opportunities for a better life for thousands of individuals and families. That means lifting people from poverty to a life filled with possibility!  Way to Go Team!!


Sep 28, 2018
Gain detailed information and get your questions answered about Employment Insurance Benefits from, Service Canada’s Citizenship Service Specialist, Cassandra Marino, by joining our workshop on “Understanding Employment Insurance Benefits” on October 31st.

Sep 27, 2018
Women’s Sexual Health Matters! Sexual health is important for our overall mental and physical wellbeing. The better we understand our bodies, the better our choices are in life. Please join us for a candid conversation on “Women’s Sexual Health and Wellbeing” facilitated by Karen Chau, Management Team Counsellor from Immigrant Women Health Center Toronto on October 19.

Sep 26, 2018
Learn about the Canadian culture and get you and your family ready for the upcoming celebrations (Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas).This workshop will be brought to you on Friday, October 12.

Jul 24, 2018
JobStart Launches the Newcomer Community Integration Program (NCIP). NCIP is an enhancement to our settlement program and it works toward successful social and economic integration of newcomer, refugee women and women with no legal status in Canada. 

Jul 10 - 2018 
Hospital Presentation & Historic Tunnel Tour: Gain exclusive access to the historic tunnels that run beneath Humber's Lakeshore campus on Wednesday, July 25 2018 between 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, located on 21 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive (Robert A. Gordon Learning Centre).

Jun 14 - 2018 
Come and say “Hi!” to JobStart’s staff at the "Give Me Liberty Street Party" on Thursday, June 14, 2018 between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm, located on Fraser Avenue north of Liberty. 

Jun 04 - 2018 
Check out this vlog created at our Tech Networking by a New Canadian, emphasizing the difference in job search between India and Canada and the importance of attending networking events.

May 18 - 2018 
Congratulations to our recent Capability Program Graduates! Our Capability program offers 8 weeks of pre-employment training and development workshops that include free First Aid & CPR certification followed by a 12 week paid work placement.

May 11 - 2018 
Humber College invited JobStart participating in the Transition to Work Job Fair (Employment Success for People with Disabilities). JobStart was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with current and graduating students to support their search for employment opportunities.

May 04 - 2018 
JobStart recently launched The Liberty Village IT Employment Hub.

Apr 27 - 2018 
Recently JobStart had the opportunity to connect with caseworkers at the new Lawrence Heights ODSP office during their meet and greet.

Apr 16 - 2018 
​JobStart is excited to have recently connected with the employment team at @HomesFirstTO, as we work towards ensuring the homeless people they serve across the city are job ready and employed.

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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 – | 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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