On this page you’ll find City of Toronto Workforce Development success stories about job seekers, employer partnerships and employment initiatives. New stories will be added throughout the year.

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Road to Recovery Leads to Employment

Read about how someone struggling with addictions turned their life around and took the first steps in a new employment field.

Taking Steps on a New Career Path

Read about the steps a newcomer took to improve her employability, and ultimately find success on a new career path.

Older Worker Overcomes Challenges to Get Job

Read about how a sixty-something unemployed man overcame challenges and found support to rejoin the labour market.

Youth Pursues IT Career Path Through HYPE

Learn how a young person pursued his career path through the HYPE program.

Internationally-Trained IT Worker Establishes Career

Read about a newcomer's journey from unemployment to working for a large digital document company.

Establishing a Career in Health Services

Read about how a City of Toronto training program helped a new graduate obtain employment in his field.

Newcomer Gets Help Finding Job

Learn how an internationally-educated newcomer found a job through the Partnership to Advance Youth Employment.

Turning Tech Dreams to Reality

Find out how a digital skills program helped a client secure a paid internship that led to full-time employment.

Older IT Worker Finds Footing on Career Path

Read how an unemployed IT worker got back on his career path through job readiness and work placement support.

Securing Work Helps Family Leave Shelter

Read how a refugee went from living in a shelter to finding employment and an apartment for his family.

Achieving Employment Goals

Read about how a newcomer used his skills and experience to achieve his employment goals with the help of the Job Incentive Program.

Landing the Dream Job

Read about a client's journey from a networking event to landing her dream job through the Investing in Neighbourhoods program.

Gaining Opportunities Through Art

Learn how the Art Connections program provided foreign-trained professional artists the opportunity to share their work.

Opportunities for Youth

Read about how one client is working towards his employment goals through the support of PAYE and NPower Canada.