Free & Paid Programming

Employment Service

  • Employment Service - This is a free program for job seekers of all ages looking for work or training, regardless of source of income. Services include one-on-one career advising, workshops and access to resources to help job seekers decide what jobs are best for them, where to look and how to make contact with employers. On-the-job training is also available for those who need help entering the job market or enhancing skills for their chosen career.

 

Meet one-on-one with an Employment Advisor for assistance with your job search – sign-up on an ongoing basis. Services include:

  • assistance with job placements
  • assistance with Second Career applications
  • help with your résumé, cover letter & interview prep

Call us today to make an appointment with an Employment Advisor at 416-925-2103 x 4000.

  • The Resource & Information (R&I) Centre has everything job seekers need to be successful in their self-directed job and training search. The R&I offers free resources such as:

 

    • computer use (daily 2-hour time limit)
    • printing and photocopies of job search-related documents such as résumés, and job descriptions
    • pre-employment workshops, Mock Interviews, Résumé Critiques
    • access to our library, resources and job listings board

The R&I Centre is open on a drop in basis from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, no appointment necessary! If you are interested in learning more about these services, please call 416-925-2103 x 4000.

PAID Training & Work Experience Programs for Youth

We are currently recruiting for the following youth programs:

  • YOUTH Job Connection (YJC) – *Next session starts April 10th: This a participant-driven, paid employment program for anyone aged 15-29, who is out- of-work and out-of-school. As part of the pre-employment training, participants build conflict resolution skills and learn about workers' rights as well participate in workshops in Leadership, Goal-Setting and Job Maintenance and receive Service Excellence and CPR training. Job Coaches provide support (for up to six months) to develop career goals and secure a placement that aligns with their goals. Post-placement supports are available for securing further employment, career advancement, education and training. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Alana at dalana@sschto.ca or 416-925-2103 x 4225.
  • Opportunity Knocks (OK) *Next session starts May 7th: This program provides youth, ages 15-30, with four weeks of paid pre-employment training and Food Handlers, Smart Serve, Service Excellence and Job Readiness certifications and 12-week paid placements. Youth receive education about worker rights and responsibilities, help with long term career goals and ongoing support from our staff. Participants must be available full time, be out-of-work and out-of-school, be either a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, Protected Person or Convention Refugee, and not be on - or have received - Employment Insurance in the last three years. If you are interested in participating in this program, please call 416-925-2103 x 4000 to make an appointment with Katie.

 

  • RETAIL CAREER Pathway PEAK BASICS Program – *Next session starts April 3rd: This retail-focused career program is for youth between 17 and 29, and includes four-weeks of paidcustomer service and pre-employment training including certification by the Retail Council of Canada, and a 12-week paid job placement with a retail sector employer. Youth must be interested in working in the retail industry, be out of work and out of school on a full time basis. If you are interested in participating in this program, please call 416-925-2103 x 4000to make an appointment with Rosa or Andrea.

 

  • YOUTH Job Connection Student (YJCS) - Recruitment ongoing: This paid job placement program takes place throughout the school year and during the summer. It includes 20 hours of interactive workshops including Interview Skills, Goal-Setting, and Leadership. Participants get staff support before, during and after the job placement. To join the program, youth must be a student between 15 and 18 years old, in school full-time and need support finding and keeping a job. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Jessica at cjessica@sschto.ca or 416-925-2103 x 4339.

 

  • YOUTH Job Link (YJL) Recruitment ongoing: This program is free for job seekers ages 15-29. Youth receive assistance with the job search process, help with résumé preparation and vital interview skills, while learning strategies to succeed in the workplace. And when youth land their very first job, they receive advice on how to build and maintain business relationships and networks, and up to $300 in supports for things such as transportation, clothing, and equipment. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Jessica at cjessica@sschto.ca or 416-925-2103 x 4339.

 

  • netWORKS - This networking opportunity teaches relationship building skills and connects job seekers with industry professionals who give real-world advice and suggestions on how and where to look for jobs, and introduce participants to other people in their own networks. This program is for youth, 18-29 years old. To find out more or register for a netWORKS event, contact Stefanos Habtu at hstefanos@sschto.ca or 416-925-2103 x 4000.