40 Job & Training Events

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

    The English as a Second Language (ESL) program helps adult immigrants to improve their English language skills and communicate with confidence. ESL classes are free for: • Canadian Citizens (born outside of Canada) • Permanent Residents • Convention Refugees • Refugee Claimants • Provincial Nominees • Canadian Experience Class participants • Live-In Caregiver Program participants This program provides learners with an understanding, not only of the language, but also the Canadian culture. The instruction is based on a thematic and communicative approach to developing language used in daily life and job related situations. Systematic approach to ongoing classroom-based language assessment is done through Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) whereby learners collect evidence of their progress and accomplishments in relation to identified learning goals. Classes are offered at different locations throughout York Region. There are morning, afternoon, evening and weekend options. The levels offered are literacy to level 12. For further information, call 905-731-9557 or email us at uplands@yrdsb.ca.

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  • Working at Heights Re-certification

    This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at heights, or who employs people who regularly work at heights. Participants will receive Working at Heights Training in the following elements: • Categories of falls • Control measures • Floors and openings • Fixed barriers and guardrails • Warning barriers and handrails • Surface openings • Safety belts / lifelines / lanyards / anchorage • Specifications of a Fall Arrest System • Horizontal and slope roof Fall Arrest System • Retractable lifeline Fall Arrest System • Fall containment systems • Connection devices and tie-off points • Inspection and maintenance • Rescue Training Requirements One Day Training course. Certification is valid for 3 years.  Skills Training Centre – Georgina 905-722-6300 – call for next re-certification $120.00  Working at Heights Refresher Certification

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  • Citizenship Test Preparation Class

    The Citizenship Test Preparation Class helps permanent residents who are applying for citizenship to prepare for the Citizenship test. There are morning and afternoon options. For further information, call 905-731-9557 or email us at uplands@yrdsb.ca

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  • Job Search Workshops for Newcomers

    Training

    This 5 day online pre employment training program provides newcomers with job search skills and information on the Canadian labour market. The program focuses on various topics, including: What Canadian companies are looking for in candidates, Your Professional Brand, Hiring Trends in Canada, LinkedIn in Job Search, Creating your Elevator Pitch and Networking, Informational Interviews, Strategic and Targeted Resume/Cover Letter, Interview Skills with Individual Support + Coaching throughout. Program runs: April 10 – 14, 2023 April 24 – 28, 2023 May 1 – 5, 2023 May 15 – 19, 2023 June 5 – 9, 2023 June 19 – 23, 2023 July 10 – 14, 2023 July 24 -28, 2023 Aug 7 – 11, 2023 PROGRAM CONTACTS: Atul Madan – amadan@accesemployment.ca  416 431 5326 ext. 2429Lubica Halamova – lhalamova@accesemployment.ca  416 431 5326 ext. 2449 P

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  • Pathways to Early Childhood Education (ECE) for Internationally Trained Individuals

    Training

    This is a 12- week online program which includes a 4 week paid work placement. During the 12 weeks of the program, participants will benefit from:  Sector- specific language training by a COSTI English Instructor  Employment Preparation and job readiness support  Credential evaluation and support to obtain ECE accreditation  Technical training including Free CPR and First Aid (Level C) Training, Mental Health First Aid, Workplace Health and Safety and Food Handling Certification  4 Weeks Paid work placement with a licensed Child Care Center or EarlyON Child and Family Centre  Early Childhood Education course upgrading with a certified Ontario college Program’s Eligibility Criteria: • Newcomers – Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees or naturalized Canadian Citizens • Professional experience from outside Canada as Early Childhood Educators, Preschool Teachers & Primary Teachers, Bachelors’ of Arts Degree in other related fields such as Psychology, Sociology • English proficiency: CLB Level 5 • Resident of York Region

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  • Introduction to Microsoft Word Basic Workshop

    Training

    Five session workshops are suitable for anyone who aspires to learn Microsoft Word! You need a computer and a secure internet connection to attend these sessions.  Prerequisite Requirement: Can perform Basic Page Formatting, Font, Text Boxes, Shapes, Graphics, Tables, Editing and Proof Reading. You will learn:Microsoft Word Document and text formatting options Styles & Chapter Heading Generate table of Contents & Indexes Adding Footnote & Endnote Different Header, Footer and page numbering Multiple Page Orientation for same document Proof Reading & Language setting Find & Replace Calculation with basic formulae in Word Register at: Basic Word, PowerPoint, Excel Regis+ParyaApril-May 2023 (office.com) or REGISTER TODAY! Chhong.heng@ymcagta.org or Sandy.Kokkoros@ymcagta.org

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  • Employment Skills Training Workshops – customer service, bookkeeping, QuickBooks and business writing

    Training

    The Employment Skills Training Workshops will help you develop employment skills in Customer Service, Bookkeeping and QuickBooks, Business Writing and more. These workshops are available to York Region, Toronto, and Peel residents. Eligibility conditions apply. There is no cost to attend these programs. Check our website for dates and times and register online at https://www.skillsupgrading.ca/programs or contact the Skills Upgrading Centre for more information / 905-853-6279 / info@skillsupgrading.ca / @skillsupgrading

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  • Trades Connections – Construction Trades Project

    Program Components: 7 Week Program Delivered virtually with focus on York Region residents, newcomers and youth In person training delivered at Ontario Masonry Training Centre Industry-recognized certification in WHMIS, Forklift, Working at Heights, Propane, Handling, Elevated Work Platforms and Health & Safety Soft Skills Solutions training and certification Essential skills for construction trades delivered through online workshops and training modules.  Training selection tailored to client need and industry demand Information about apprenticeship pathways, and requirements for entering the construction sector.  Future skills training including creative problem solving, workplace. Program Dates: May 1 to June 14, 2023 Jun 19 – Aug 2, 2023 Aug 7 – Sep 20, 2023 Sep 24 – Nov 8, 2023 Oct 23 – Nov 30, 2023 Register at: Trades Connections

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  • Simpact – A Practice Firm for Ukrainian and Newcomer Clients

    The Practice Firm is a safe and supportive environment designed to assist Ukrainian and Newcomer clients with learning what is required to integrate seamlessly into the Canadian workplace. Clients will interact and build relationships with others, settling into a new environment and having a shared experience. The Practice Firm enables clients to build networks, practice hands-on skills, gain confidence with workplace language through practical exercises/projects, learn about Canadian workplace norms and engage with guest speakers, including CMHA and sector-specific experts, to assist them with their employment and wellness goals. Clients will participate in developing a personalized return to work action plan and receive one-on-one career coaching while working with a Facilitator/Coach and Employer Relations Specialist to attain a positive outcome in finding employment. The Practice Firm program is eight (8) weeks of supported job preparation in sectors such as administration, data entry, accounting/bookkeeping, sales, purchasing, information systems, computer graphics, human resources, communications, and marketing.

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  • Point, Click, Connect Digital Literacy Program

    Training

    The Point, Click, Connect Program is a digital literacy training program targeted to underrepresented groups across York Region, including Indigenous, low-income, seniors, persons with disabilities, and newcomers. Throughout the one-week course, clients will learn basic computer skills enabling safe internet practices, effectively increasing their self-confidence. The Program is supported by a dedicated team of technologically savvy professional trainers and delivered online and at multiple locations in the northern and southern York region, including Job Skills, Welcome Centre and community partner locations. Computer equipment is provided during the program. LEARN ABOUT Computer Basics, Introduction to Windows Basic Communication on Email and Social Media Internet: Searching, Sharing, Google Drive Internet Safety: Privacy and Security, Online Shopping Networking and Job Searching Online Microsoft Word and Excel Individual Coaching: one-on-one support PROGRAM CONTACT Local – 905-235-5255 Toll-free – 1-866-592-6278   ELIGIBILITY York Region Residents Over 16 years of age  Indigenous, low-income, seniors, persons with disabilities, and newcomers  

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  • Youth Success Strategy (YSS)

    YSS Employment Counselling assists youth in reaching their employment goals who either: Do not require the support of a formal program or do not meet the eligibility criteria of our formal programs servicing youth at 360°kids support sites across York Region.  The YSS Employment Counsellor will guide youth through the job search process, while building their resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and ultimately getting the job! With the YSS program, 360°kids is supporting youth who are work ready but need that last bit of assistance to cross over the finish line of being successfully employed.  For more information regarding YSS, contact:  Sara Haeri  647-229-4183, email: sara.haeri@360kids.ca

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  • netWORKS

    netWORKS is a new way to make connections with Mentors who can help you get your career off the ground.  Join our virtual series for the opportunity to meet and receive guidance from professionals.  Networking allows you to focus on how you can move forward in your career. A mentor can provide guidance, support and space for you to think. HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?  Register online  Attend an orientation  Have access to the Mentor and Group Networking Session  Build your confidence, expand your professional network, get real world advice on your job search SOME OF OUR MENTORS’ PROFESSIONS  Banking/Finance  Law  Engineering  Communications/Public Relations  Marketing/Sales  Social Work  Education  Human Resources  And many more YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IF YOU ARE  18-29 years old  Resident of York Region, Peel Region, and Toronto

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  • Career Recharge Job Seekers Workshops

    Training

    Seneca HELIX’s Career Recharge, presented by TD, offers free virtual workshops every other Tuesday to help you develop the most in-demand soft skills employers often look for. On-demand modules on interviewing, networking, and resumé and cover letter writing are also available to help you master the fundamentals of job searching.  All resources are free.  More information is available at: https://www.senecacollege.ca/innovation/helix/career-recharge/on-demand-content.html

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  • Job Fit Program

    The Job Fit program helps adults and high school graduates with learning disabilities and/or ADHD explore interests, strengths, and areas of need. The program supports pursuing employment and asking for accommodations in the workplace. It ensures clients have a full understanding of their LD/ADHD and develops the client’s confidence to join the workforce. This program also explores post secondary options/requirements for entering the workforce after high school. Job Fit can be the bridge to help you close the gap between where you are today and where you want to be! This program has an open schedule, which means the sessions are scheduled on an individual basis depending on the client’s need. Please contact us for more information.

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  • Essential Skills Upgrading

    Training

    Improve your reading, writing and math skills in-person or online at the Skills Upgrading Centre. These skills will help you prepare for the GED test, an entry test into a post secondary program and to gain valuable skills for employment and everyday life. Our trained educators will design a customized program to help you get the skills you need today. These upgrading programs are free to residents of York Region, Bradford, and the surrounding area. Eligibility conditions apply. Register online at https://www.skillsupgrading.ca/programs or contact the Skills Upgrading Centre for more information / 905-853-6279 / info@skillsupgrading.ca / @skillsupgrading

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  • Youth Reach II

    Training

    Youth Reach II provides one-on-one employment support to youth ages 15-30 living in York Region. Youth Reach II serves youth who’ve had personal challenges in life, including those who have experienced or are vulnerable to experiencing conflict with the law or precarious housing. Through one-on-one employment coaching, we support youth with resume building, job search skills, and interview preparation. Additionally, we provide participants with employment supports such as transportation fare, interview clothing, work tools, and also with obtaining required training/certifications such as smart serve or forklift training free of charge. For more information regarding Youth Reach II please contact Tim Greenwood or Cristina De Iuliis: Tim Greenwood (Georgina, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Aurora, King) tgreenwood@jvstoronto.org / 905-713-6244, Cristina De Iuliis (Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, Whitchurch-Stouffville) cdeiuliis@jvstoronto.org / 647-462-8117

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  • Newcomer Youth- connections for Success

    An amazing opportunity for newcomer high school students age 14-18! Build community connections, find peer support and enhance leadership & employment skills. Focuses on: Career exploration workshops Group mentoring with university students and young professionals Certification Training in CPR, Babysitting and Customer Service Info about Canadian colleges & universities Valuable workplace skills for your resume Volunteer opportunities related to potential careers Connects youth to meaningful volunteering and knowledgeable mentors.  NYCS empowers youth to embark on post-secondary education and make informed decisions about future career paths.

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  • Working at Heights Certification

    This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at heights, or who employs people who regularly work at heights. Participants will receive Working at Heights Training in the following elements: • Categories of falls • Control measures • Floors and openings • Fixed barriers and guardrails • Warning barriers and handrails • Surface openings • Safety belts / lifelines / lanyards / anchorage • Specifications of a Fall Arrest System • Horizontal and slope roof Fall Arrest System • Retractable lifeline Fall Arrest System • Fall containment systems • Connection devices and tie-off points • Inspection and maintenance • Rescue Training Requirements One Day Training course. Certification is valid for 3 years.  Thursday, Jan 18, 2024 $199.00 Register at: https://checkout.square.site/buy/52P5ZQANVJC7WFEZOVOGJRZ7

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  • Specialized Training Employment Program (STEP)

    STEP provides employment training and supports to youth with barriers and self-identify specifically with mental health challenges. Through counselling, one-on-one job coaching and paid work placement opportunities, STEP has the potential to make a lasting impact towards sustainable employment for youth. We meet youth at their level of employment readiness and work alongside them in achieving goals based on their individual needs and abilities. We guide participants through employment certifications (Smart Serve, WHMIS, Food Handlers, First Aid/CPR) and provide training and skills development in topics such as budgeting, stress management, interpersonal communication, and conflict resolution. While youth are in their employment placements, we are committed to offer ongoing job skills coaching in overcoming challenges in retaining long- term meaningful employment. Participants in STEP must meet the following eligibility criteria: Self- identify with mental health challenges Be between the ages of 15-30 Currently unemployed and not attending full time school Have not received any form of Employment Insurance (EI) within the past 5 years A valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) and legally eligible to work in Canada.  For more information regarding this program contact: Courtney Cot tel: 647-637-6023  email: courtney.cot@360kids.ca

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  • Training Programs for residents interested in changing careers or improve their skill sets.

    Training

    Evergreen College is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. We are members of the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) and Career Colleges of Ontario (CCO). This gives our students the comfort of knowing that our college is held to the highest standards of accountability and honesty. Evergreen offers training in healthcare, customer service, hospitality, early childhood education, business administration, accounting and ICT

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  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses

    Training

    Seneca’s English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are designed to support you in achieving your academic, personal or professional English goals. We offer a variety of ESL courses focused on improving your English skills in writing and speaking. Speaking Skills Learn to use conversational grammar in everyday situations by developing your speaking, listening and decision-making skills. Our speaking courses are designed to help you succeed in your postsecondary studies. Speaking English Conversation Accent Reduction Writing / Grammar Skills Learn how to write effectively in both workplace and academic settings, from simple paragraphs to building a formal essay. Writing Skills Grammar Skills Summer Intensive Classes Grammar workshops

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  • Professional Communication Courses at Seneca

    Training

    Build your confidence when communicating in the workplace with Seneca’s professional communication courses. These career-focused courses are designed for professionals already in the workplace who are looking to improve their verbal and/or written skills. Courses include Accent Reduction, Grammar for Writing, Business Verbal Communication and more.  Part-time Studies courses are being offered in either of the following four formats: Online, Flexible, In-person, Hybrid. 

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  • Employability Soft Skills Training

    Training

    Learn and develop the soft skills employers are looking for. Improve communication, organization and time management skills, work effectively with a team and more. These free training programs are available to residents of York Region, Bradford, and the surrounding area. Eligibility conditions apply. Register online at https://www.skillsupgrading.ca/programs or contact the Skills Upgrading Centre for more information / 905-853-6279 / info@skillsupgrading.ca / @skillsupgrading

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  • Computer Training for Personal and Professional Skills

    Training

    Our computer training programs help you master basic and intermediate computer skills. Improve your computer skills as you work with today’s most commonly used software: Windows, Microsoft Office, Google and more.  Improve your computer skills to be more efficient and effective at home and work! Free and flexible computer training is available! Upgrade your knowledge on Microsoft Office, emailing software or browsing and applying to jobs. Our courses are either in person at the Centre or online. However you choose to take the courses, you’ll have one-on-one support available to you. We service York Region, Bradford and the surrounding areas. Eligibility conditions apply. Contact the Skills Upgrading Centre for more information and to apply. http://skillsupgrading.ca / 905-853-6279 / info@skillsupgrading.ca / @skillsupgrading

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  • Seneca General Arts – English for Academic Purposes

    Training

    This eight-month certificate program will help you develop and improve important English communication skills. Your learning will be enhanced by courses in writing, reading, speaking and listening. This program is ideal for individuals whose first language is not English or those who have less than four years in an English-speaking secondary school. Upon graduation, you may apply for a diploma program at Seneca or enter the workforce to pursue your desired career path. Throughout this program you will develop the following skills: Written and verbal communications How to answer questions Understanding important information

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  • Discover Microcredentials at Seneca College

    Training

    Gain an edge in your career with Seneca’s microcredentials. These profession-based programs help you upskill, reskill and equip you with in-demand knowledge in key industries to enhance your employability — all in a short timeframe. Seneca offers more than 100 microcredentials in various areas of study including business, education, engineering, health, technology and more. You will benefit from flexible options including different delivery modes, durations and start times.  Cost of programs varies depending on the program you choose.  For more information, visit: https://www.senecacollege.ca/programs/bycredential/microcredential.html

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  • Upgrade your Essential Skills – LBS

    Training

    Do you need your GED? Do you need support preparing for higher education? Free and flexible training for higher education is available to you! Reading, writing and math classes are available in-person or online at the Skills Upgrading Centre. Prepare for a GED test, improve your employability skills and achieve personal goals. Learn how to better read a newspaper, your mail, an email, or instructions for applying to jobs. We service York Region, Bradford and the surrounding areas. Eligibility conditions apply. Contact the Skills Upgrading Centre for more information and to apply. http://skillsupgrading.ca / 905-853-6279 / info@skillsupgrading.ca / @skillsupgrading

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  • Bridge to Health Care Alternatives Online (B2HCAO)

    Training

    This program supports internationally trained health care professionals with finding a related career in Canada. There will be scheduled, facilitator-led online workshops and group discussions held Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This program focuses on helping individuals look at career paths in the non-regulated health care industry where certification may not be required. Participants receive an in depth overview of the Canadian workplace values and expectations, while also learning Canadian workplace terminology and communication. Participants will learn about current job search techniques and develop strategies to enter the Canadian workforce. LEARN ABOUT Canadian workplace values and expectations Health care terminology and communication Current job search techniques and strategies GAIN VALUABLE WORK EXPERIENCE: Completing a work placement Participating in virtual employer networking events GET SUPPORT: Linking with an experienced health care professional mentor Receiving ongoing coaching and job search supports PROGRAM CONTACT Call – 1-866-592-6278 ELIGIBILITY Permanent resident, convention refugee, landed immigrant or live-In caregiver Internationally educated professional with a recognized degree in health care or a related field Have a minimum of two years of work experience in health care outside of Canada English language level equal to CLB7 Resides in York Region and Toronto

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  • Confined Spaces Safety

    Training

    Classroom instruction with video and hands on equipment for working in confined spaces like tanks, underground, or bunkers. Register at: https://www.bistrainer.com/store/gtti—the-training-centre-store/productdetails/confined-space-awareness-rescue-operator-safety-combo

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  • Self- Employment Pathways for Newcomers (SEPN)

    Training

    An innovative three-phase program currently delivered monthly online. Individuals will have the opportunity to investigate self-employment and access resources and tools to support their decision on this career pathway. Newcomers often face additional barriers when starting a business, and involvement in the program will provide knowledge of Canadian business culture, help develop social and professional networks and provide information on accessing financing. The program currently serves Newcomers in York Region & the GTA. LEARN ABOUT PHASE 1 (TWO, DAY SESSIONS) The legal forms of business ownership and how to register a business Licensing and regulations to start a business Business taxation and financing option Upon completion, participants can move to Phase 2 PHASE 2 (TWO, DAY SESSIONS) Assess your business concept Find opportunities and identify trends in the marketplace Learn how to conduct market research and identify your target market Receive support and coaching Upon completion, participants can move to Phase 3 PHASE 3 (FIVE, TWO DAY SESSIONS) Participate in group sessions on business development, receive individual and group business coaching and support and have access to relevant business tools and industry experts Participants will receive a certificate of completion for the program PROGRAM CONTACTS Toll-free – 1-877-761-1155 Local –...

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  • Smart Serve

    Training

    Gain knowledge and awareness on how to serve alcohol responsibly to the general public. Classroom instruction with video. Open book assessments are evaluated by the Smart Serve Ontario who issues your certification. Register at: https://smartserve.ca/online-training/

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  • WHMIS and Worker Health and Safety

    Training

    Classroom instruction with video, meeting the requirements for WHMIS-GHS 2015.This course will also include an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  You’ll get 2 certificates!  Training  For more information and registration, visit: https://www.skillstc.ca/whmis-and-worker-health-and-safety/

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  • Lock Out / Tag Out through the Skills Training Center

    Training

    Classroom instruction with video and equipment demonstrations for controlling energy sources during maintenance and repair events.  Delivered by Georgina Trades Training Inc. *Proof of vaccination is required to participate* Register At: https://www.bistrainer.com/store/gtti—the-training-centre-store/productdetails/lockout-tagout-training

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  • Engineering Connections

    Engineering Connections program is designed to support internationally trained engineering professionals to succeed in the Canadian labour market. Program is designed and delivered in partnership with Seneca College and provides participants with important insights into Canadian workplace culture, engineering codes and standards, job search techniques and professional licensing in Ontario. Participants with CLB 7 or higher, Post-secondary education in Engineering, Permanent Residence, Convention Refugee, or Refugee Claimant with 1 year Canadian work permit, who lives in Ontario and minimum 1 year of experience in the engineering field from outside Canada are eligible to attend this free program. This program is currently delivered online. Program Schedule is: Engineering Connections: (Workplace Essentials for Engineers) Feb 12 – Mar 22, 2024 Engineering Connections: (Engineering Job Search) Apr 15 – May 24, 2024 Engineering Connections: (Engineering Job Search) Jun 10 – Jul 19, 2024 Engineering Connections: (Engineering Job Search) Aug 5 – Sep 13, 2024 Engineering Connections: (Engineering Job Search) Sep 30 – Nov 8, 2024 Engineering Connections: (Engineering Job Search) Nov 18 – Dec 27, 2024 Register at: Engineering Connections

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  • Electrical Engineering Connections

    Training

    Electrical Engineering Connections is an Ontario-wide online bridge to work program designed to support internationally trained electrical engineering professionals with their integration into the Canadian labour market. This online program is delivered in partnership with Humber College and supported by the Government of Ontario. and includes: – Overview of the Ontario Electrical Code and Standards, Health & Safety Codes and Standards, Applications of Measuring Instruments, Industrial Automation in Ontario Energy Systems and Electrical Equipment in Ontario – Academic training from a recognized educational institute – Business communication and workplace culture training in a Canadian context – One-to-one support from an Employment Consultant who is knowledgeable about the sector To be eligible for the program, clients must: – CLB 7 or higher preferred – Post-secondary education in relevant field (degree or diploma in electrical engineering) – Permanent Residence, Convention Refugee, or Refugee Claimant with 1 year work permit, Naturalized Canadian Citizen – Minimum 2 years of electrical engineering experience from outside of Canada – Reside in Ontario Programs run: Jan 15 – Mar 15, 2024 Apr 15 – Jun 14, 2024 July 15 – Sept 14, 2024 Oct 15 – Dec 13, 2024 Register at: https://accesemployment.ca/programs/bridging-and-sector-specific-programs/electrical-engineering-connections

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  • Professional Excellence in Financial Services – Bridging Program

    Training

    “New to Canada? You may be eligible for a bursary to cover the costs of this program. Attend an information session to find out more.”  https://www.senecacollege.ca/ce/bridging/efs.html Applications are currently being accepted! In association with the Canadian Securities Institute, Seneca is offering an accelerated Bridging Program for internationally trained professionals with a background in financial services. The Professional Excellence in Financial Services (EFS) Bridging Program is designed to help you enter into the financial labour market in the shortest time possible and build on your existing knowledge to prepare you for career opportunities with employers in the financial sector. This Bridging Program is offered in an accelerated format and runs for 16 weeks. Upon successful completion, you will earn a Seneca Statement of Recognition and gain industry recognized IFC Certification through the IFC exam delivered by the Canadian Securities Institute.

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  • Forklift Safety Awareness

    Training

    A combination of classroom theory and hands-on practice on our indoor, counter-balance forklift to receive Full Certification from the Skills Training Center. Training Dates: – February 15, 2024 8:00am – 4:00pm $250.00

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  • Skills Upgrading Program

    The Skills Upgrading program is a FREE* training program that assists adults in York Region, Bradford, and some surrounding areas, improve their skills for employment, school, and life. Our versatile training program can be customized to your current skill level and educational goal. And, we have an open schedule for our training program, which means you can start whenever you’re ready and learn at your own pace. Training is available both online and in-person. PLUS our training is supported by our knowledgeable facilitators via phone, email, and LiveChat! Build your skills so you can carry out important day-to-day tasks, prepare to write the GED test (grade 12 equivalency), apply for post-secondary education, or gain skills for employment. Master basic computer skills, regardless of your current level of experience, using today’s most commonly used software. Improve your communication, organization, analytical skills, and more! Contact the centre for more details or apply on our website. *eligibility conditions apply.  https://www.skillsupgrading.ca/programs

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  • Every Bite Matters (EBM)

    Every Bite Matters (EBM) is a 14-week paid employment program for youth who face barriers to employment and have interest in culinary skill development. Participants are provided with certification opportunities for Smart Serve, WHMIS and Food Handlers, as well as pre-employment workshops focused on job readiness and life skill development. The EBM program schedule is as follows: Weeks 1 to 3 – in class pre-employment workshops Monday to Friday 10am-4pm Weeks 4 to 9 – Monday’s in class pre-employment workshops, Tuesday to Friday’s clients will be working on culinary skills individually. Pending Covid restrictions clients will be able to learn culinary skills in the 360 Kids HUB kitchen. In addition to that, clients will have the opportunity to deliver and dine with community seniors over lunches they themselves have planned and prepared. Weeks 10-14 – Friday’s in class pre-employment workshops, Monday to Thursday 24 hours/week in an culinary focused employment placement. Participants in EBM must meet the following eligibility criteria: Be between the ages of 15-30 Access to WIFI and a compatible device (phone, tablet, laptop, computer, etc.) A valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) and legally eligible to work in Canada

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  • Language Training at the Workplace (LTW)

    Training

    Language Training at the Workplace (LTW) offers job specific language training to employees who are in need of English as a Second Language based on the request of the employer. Training is provided on or off the employer’s site. Training is customized to the needs of the organizations and their newcomer staff. Employers select the topics and language functions that are most suitable for their business environment. Flexible class schedules can be arranged to accommodate employees’ work hours. The LTW program is available at no cost to employers. For more information or to request a training program, contact Marjan Bateni, marjan.bateni@costi.org 289-846-3627

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