Please speak to your caseworker about program prerequisites and availability. All programs require caseworker referral.

 

This list shows training programs to help prepare for employment, self-employment or career advancement.

Program participants receive $250/month for training-related expenses plus $142/month for transportation to attend classes.

If you don’t see the course you need, ask your caseworker about other training program opportunities.

Please speak to your caseworker about program prerequisites and availability. All programs require caseworker referral.

 

 

Training Focus Program and Agency Name Description Target Group
Preparing for Employment

Avenues to Advancement Work Skills Program

Ability Learning Network

12-week program helps people who are experiencing multiple challenges to explore career options, build skills, create a plan to achieve their goals, and provides assistance with obtaining and maintaining employment. All
Cleaning Maintenance Handy Work Housekeeping

Building Maintenance and Repair

Ability Learning Network

16-week program prepares people for employment in the field of building maintenance and repair. It includes basic hands-on training in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, drywall, tiling, painting, locks and janitorial, as well as workshops focused on employability and skill development. This program includes a work experience placement. All
Preparing for Employment

START Customer Care Careers for Immigrant Women

ACCES Employment

9-week program prepares immigrant women to obtain employment or pursue additional training in customer service in the financial services, business services or tourism sectors. Women; Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit)
Specialized Personal Services (Esthetician/ Hair Stylist, etc.)

Esthetics and Wellness Training

Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA)

12-week program is for refugees and vulnerable equity seeking newcomers who wish to become licensed and certified for careers in the esthetics and wellness industries. Training includes career and employment goal identification, employment plan creation, skills development to enhance computer skills/digital access and use of social media, communication, soft skills and workplace orientation. A volunteer placement is included. Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit)
Security/ Protective Services

Security Guard Training

Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA)

12-week program prepares people to pass the Basic Ministry Test for Security Guards and apply for a license. Training includes: customer service, digital literacy and technology use, health and safety and employment standards; sector-specific language, and a volunteer placement. Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit)
Construction/ Trades/ General Labour

Construction Sector Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Building Up

8-week program will provide a mix of in-class upgrading, hands-on skills, and exposure to multiple trades and will support participants in retaining employment in the form of apprenticeships and long-term careers. All
Preparing for Employment

LEAP Employment Program

Canadian Training Institute (CTI)

4-week program is for people who face multiple barriers to employment such as involvement with the criminal justice system, long-term unemployment, mental health challenges, or discrimination. Program includes employment and employability skills as well as activities/workshops that develop interpersonal and social skills, explore/determine career paths, provide job development and maintenance, and connect to supports within the community. Experience with criminal justice system
Health Care/ Personal Support

Personal Care Aid Training

Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association (Carefirst)

12-week program teaches people to provide care to frail seniors and people with special needs. Graduates will be prepared for employment in nursing homes, community home care agencies, retirement homes, private homes, etc. All
Preparing for Employment

New Leaf

Centennial College

14-week program that prepares justice involved men with pre-employment support. The program provides weekly group counselling with a trained Registered Social Worker or Psychiatrist, anger management and financial literacy and job search/retention support. Experience with criminal justice system
Security/ Protective Services

Pre-Service Firefighter Preparation Program

Centennial College

14-week program prepares people for entry into the Pre-Service Firefighter Certificate college program, including upgrading or skills training, or entry level employment in the emergency services sector. Specialized supports include labour market information, sector specific information about various types of firefighters, ambulance drivers, hospital porters, prisoner escorts/custody services, emergency dispatchers, transcribers or First Aid/CPR instructors. Fitness conditioning prepares students for the physical demands of firefighting or other emergency service sector jobs. Training includes individual appointments and pre-employment services and supports. Racialized
Hospitality/ Tourism/ Food Services

Kitchen Masters

CEE Centre For Young Black Professionals

16-week program provides Black/African Canadian youth (18 – 29) with the skills and training needed to become a cook in the culinary field. Program is for youth currently out of school and out of work and consists of 12 weeks of training sessions followed by a 1-month job placement. Youth 18 – 29
Technology

CEE-Tech

CEE Centre For Young Black Professionals

16-week program helps youth (18 – 29) with employment barriers to build a career in the digital technology industry. Program includes in-class instruction as well as a job placement and social support connections up to 2 years after program completion. Youth 18 – 29
Construction/ Trades/ General Labour

CEE-Trades

CEE Centre For Young Black Professionals

16-week program helps youth (18 – 29) with employment barriers to build a career in the construction trade industry by attending in-class instruction and a paid job placement. Training includes industry-specific skills, professional development, transferable skills, hands-on
construction building experience, wellbeing tools/skills, financial literacy skills and access to networks.
Youth 18 – 29
Preparing for Employment

Bridges to Employment

Centre for Education and Training

11-week program provides intensive, client-centred support to participants with complex employment and social needs to address personal, educational and skill-building goals and plan their eventual entry or return to employment. All
Preparing for Employment

Next Steps: Employability Program

Centre for Education and Training

11-week program provides client-centred support to youth (18-29) with complex employment and social needs to develop a career path for successfully entering or returning to work. Youth 18-29; Multiple challenges (i.e. long-term unemployed, homeless, mental health issues)
Preparing for Employment

Building Connections – Introduction to Restaurant and Food Services (Mandarin)

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

5-week program, delivered primarily in Mandarin, helps people with lower English skills enhance their sector-specific language skills and prepare for employment/advancement or self-employment in the restaurant and food services industry. Students will receive culinary skills training to enhance their employment prospects and will have the opportunity to obtain a Food Handler Certificate. Multiple challenges (i.e. long-term unemployed, homeless, mental health issues); Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit)
Preparing for Employment

Building Connections – Home Helper and Postnatal Caregiver Training (Mandarin)

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

5-week program, delivered primarily in Mandarin, helps people with lower English skills enhance their sector-specific language skills and learn skills to prepare for employment/advancement or self-employment as a domestic helper and/or postnatal caregiver. Multiple challenges (i.e. long-term unemployed, homeless, mental health issues); Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit)
Preparing for Employment

Building Connections – Manicure and Pedicure Certification Training (Mandarin)

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

5-week program, delivered primarily in Mandarin, helps people with lower English skills enhance their sector-specific language skills and learn skills to prepare for employment/advancement or self-employment. Students will receive manicure and pedicure training and the opportunity to receive a Manicure and Pedicure Certificate. Multiple challenges (i.e. long-term unemployed, homeless, mental health issues); Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit)
Hospitality/ Tourism/ Food Services

Transition to Career Advancement – Restaurant and Food Services Career Training

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

8-week program prepares people for employment in the restaurant, hospitality, and food services industry with a focus on supervisory and managerial positions within restaurants. Graduates will earn an Alcohol Beverage Service Certificate, Food Handler Certificate and a Restaurant Management Certificate. Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit)
Security Protective Services

Security and Protective Services Training

Centre for Security & Management Inc.

5-week program prepares people to pursue an entry-level position as a security officer or undercover loss prevention officer. Training includes lectures, role playing, hands-on practice and simulations as well as life skills, interview skills, job searching/ job retention tips. Graduates will be prepared to become licensed under the Ministry of the Solicitor General and receive certification in First Aid & CPR C. All
Retail/Customer Service/ Call Centre

Client Service and Success Training – Formation sur le service à la clientèle et à la réussite (French)

Centre Francophone du Grand Toronto (CFGT)

8-week program is delivered exclusively in French. Training will prepare participants with the customer service skills necessary to work in retail, customer service or call centre environments. Participants who complete all hours and components will obtain a certificate of completion. Francophone
Retail/ Customer Service/ Call Centre

LGBTQ2SI+ Employment Program

Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

15-week program helps LGBTQ2SI+ community members who need support entering or re-entering the workforce. Training focuses on administration, customer service and hospitality skills. Program includes 11 weeks of training and a 4-week placement. LGBTQ2S+
Transportation

Tractor Trailer Driver Training (AZ)

City Truck & Forklift Driving School Ltd.

8-week program prepares participants for a career as a Transport Truck Driver. Graduates will earn a Ministry AZ licence. All
Transportation

Heavy Equipment Operator

City Truck & Forklift Driving School Ltd.

5-week program prepares participants for a career as an equipment operator. Participants receive training on an excavator, backhoe-loader and front-end-loader. Graduates may work with construction companies, heavy equipment contractors, public works departments and pipeline, logging, cargo-handling and other companies. All
Preparing for Employment

Job Link 101

Community Outreach Canada

12-week program ensures participants meet the pre-requisites for employment and/or re-entry into the workforce. Topics include: labour market information and required skills for various jobs, workplace expectations, and self-evaluations to assess for attributes and employability skills. Program helps participants identify and overcome employment barriers. Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit)
Preparing for Employment

Internationally Trained Individuals

COSTI

4-week program helps internationally trained participants prepare for further skills training and identify employment opportunities in their field or a related occupation. Participants will develop fundamental skills, pre-requisites for employment, increased self-reliance and
improved life management, and enhance their employment opportunities.
Internationally educated professionals; Newcomers
Preparing for Employment

Youth Incubator Program

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services

8-week program helps youth (18-29) interested in construction/trades and food services/hospitality to move towards employment and/or further education. Youth 18-29
Hospitality/ Tourism/ Food Services

Sustainable Food Sector Training and Employment

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services

8-week program equips participants with the skills necessary to pursue their career goals in the food and beverage sector. The program is a combination of technical skills training, career planning, opportunities as well as practical experience to transition towards employment and/or further education upon completion. All
Preparing for Employment

EDGE

East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club

20-week program provides participants with skills that will allow them to pursue employment in the fields of hospitality services (i.e. retail services, food and beverage services bartender) or/and office administration. Program consists of 5 weeks of in class training and 15 weeks of unpaid placement in the participant’s sector of choice. Racialized; Women; Youth 18 – 29
Preparing for Employment

Breaking Through

East Scarborough Storefront – Tides Canada

16-week program supports participants facing multiple employment barriers to uncover life challenges preventing them from actively participating in the workforce, enhance their skills and create the support network that they need to overcome their specific challenges, and develop and use
concrete plans to move forward on their individual career path.
All
Community Development/ Social Services

Working with People in the Social Sector

East Scarborough Storefront – Tides Canada

13-week program helps participants to develop and hone their skills, overcome personal challenges that act as barriers to entering the job market, and practice their skills through projects, job shadowing and networking opportunities. Participants also complete industry related
certifications, including: First Aid/CPR, Mental Health First Aid, and Crisis Prevention Intervention.
All
Preparing for Employment

Career Directions in Hospitality

Fred Victor Centre

10-week program is for people who are interested in the hospitality industry but currently lack the skills required to work in this field. All
Preparing for Employment

Career Exploration

Fred Victor Centre

10-week program provides participants with the tools and resources to increase self-esteem and improve their abilities so they can overcome employment barriers and develop a solid career plan. All
Hospitality/ Tourism/ Food Services

Women’s Bakery Program

Fred Victor Centre

12-week program helps women break down barriers to employment and move towards greater employment income. Program includes a work placement component and helps participants build confidence to take steps towards greater stability for themselves and their families. Women
Transportation

AZ Program

Friendly Truck Driving School

8-week AZ Program provides participants with classroom and hands-on training to prepare them for their AZ road test and employment. Topics include all mandatory elements noted in the Ministry of Transportation’s Class A Mandatory Entry-Level Training Standard. All
Preparing for Employment

Age Advantage 45+ Program

Gateway Café

8-week program helps adults aged 45 or older to explore career options, learn life skills and job search skills as well as MS Office. This program also includes training for certifications such as WHMIS, Serve-Ability, and First Aid & CPR. Adult 45+
Preparing for Employment

Life Mapping

Gateway Café

8-week program helps people with little or no work experience to determine their employment goal and includes certification in WHMIS, AODA, First Aid/CPR and training in MS Office. All
Security Protective Services

Security Guard Training

Gateway Café

6-week program prepares people to work as security guards and/or pursue other occupations in the safety sector through workshops that develop industry-specific skills. Program includes interviewing, resume writing and job searching skills. Successful graduates will receive their Security Guard license. All
Arts/Design/ Culture/Media/ Entertainment

Apparel Fit Technician

George Brown College

18-week program provides the technical skills needed for frontline customer service in the alteration and retail industries. Participants will learn to diagnose fit issues, recommend adjustments and mark adjustments for alterations. Program includes practical work experience with an industry employer and an official George Brown College Certificate is awarded to program graduates. All
Arts/Design/ Culture/Media/ Entertainment

Industrial Power Sewing

George Brown College

18-week program provides the technical skills needed for industrial sewing machine operators. Program includes practical work experience with an industry employer and an official George Brown College Certificate is awarded to program graduates. All
Construction/ Trades/ General Labour

Hammer Heads Program

Hammer Heads Program

13-week program for youth (18 – 24) is a pre-apprenticeship training program providing hands-on training, Health & Safety training, Green Training and exposure to multiple construction trades. Program includes soft skills development and mentorship to provide participants with the
skills needed to obtain and maintain a registered apprenticeship career.
Youth 18 – 24
Transportation

AZ Program

Jay’s Professional Truck Training Centre

8-week program prepares participants for the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario’s road test. Successful graduates will be able to operate tractor-trailers as AZ commercial drivers / AZ transport drivers. All
Transportation

BZ Program

Jay’s Professional Truck Training Centre

4-week program prepares participants for employment as transit bus drivers, coach drivers, school bus drivers and passenger vehicle drivers. All
Transportation

DZ Program

Jay’s Professional Truck Training Centre

4-week program prepares participants for employment as straight truck, delivery truck and fire truck drivers. All
Preparing for Employment

Psychoeducational Assessment and Vocational Evaluation (PAVE)

JVS Toronto

12-week program provides participants with a psychovocational assessment and support to develop a personal action plan based on their interests and abilities, leading to employment, further training or other next steps. Individuals with intellectual disabilities; Individuals with learning disabilities; Multiple challenges (i.e. long-term unemployed, homeless, mental health issues)
Preparing for Employment

Vocational Evaluation

JVS Toronto

8-week program provides participants with vocational evaluation assessment and support to develop a personal action plan based on their interests and abilities, leading to employment, further training or other next steps. Individuals with intellectual disabilities; Individuals with learning disabilities; Multiple challenges (i.e. long-term unemployed, homeless, mental health issues)
Preparing for Employment

Psychoeducational Assessment and Career Exploration (PACE)

JVS Toronto

12-week program helps participants identify their interests, skills, personality and values to build a clear picture of their career path. Program includes workshops, assessments and interviews administered by a psychoeducational consultant and a career counsellor. Individuals with learning disabilities; Multiple challenges (i.e. long-term unemployed, homeless, mental health issues)
Construction/ Trades/ General Labour

Tradelinx

Labour Education Centre

12-week program prepares youth (18-29) with the essential skills, workplace communication, math, health and safety, construction certification and wraparound supports to start an apprenticeship in carpentry, construction, ironwork or sheet metal. Youth 18 – 29
Preparing for Employment

Step Forward for Different Learning Abilities

Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto District

8-week program helps people with self-identified and/or diagnosed exceptionalities and different learning abilities to unlock doorways to future opportunities in employment and learning. All
Community Development/Social Services

We Are Focused on Social Service (Support) Sector

Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto District

6-week program helps people develop skills required for entry into the social services sector. Program participants will develop industry-specific knowledge and technical competency; learn workplace safety skills; understand available social services sector jobs and receive support to secure meaningful employment/paid placement/apprenticeship. All
Construction/ Trades/ General Labour

Splash Employment

Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto District

6-week program helps participants develop industry-specific knowledge and technical competency, learn workplace safety skills, interpersonal skills, and other essential skills, and understand workplace culture. Program helps participants secure apprenticeships in sectors including skilled trades in information communication technology; food and beverage processing; entertainment, art and culture; service sector. Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit); Individuals with learning disabilities
Child Care/ Education

Early Childhood Assistant Training

The Learning Enrichment Foundation

14-week program provides the skills and certifications needed to work as an early childhood assistant, and includes hands-on training and two work placements to gain experience in the field. All
Manufacturing/ Production/ Warehousing

Industrial Skills with 6 Week Practicum

The Learning Enrichment Foundation

13-week program provides the training and certifications required to work in the shipping/receiving and warehousing industries. Training includes shipping and receiving, propane handling, WHMIS, health and safety, First Aid/CPR, basic computer and Raymond Reach, Counter Balance and Walkie-Rider Forklift. All
Cleaning/ Maintenance/ Housekeeping

Building Maintenance/ Superintendent Training

The Learning Enrichment Foundation

16-week program provides the skills, relevant certifications, and hands-on experience necessary for employment in building maintenance, as superintendents of rental apartments and condominiums, and in property management firms. Placements include job shadowing in older and new buildings as well as a 2 week job trial. All
Child Care/ Education

Early Childhood Assistant Training for Newcomers

The Learning Enrichment Foundation

21-week program provides the skills, relevant certifications, and hands-on experience necessary to enter the child care field. Participants will explore a variety of topics such as child care legislation, health and safety, childhood behaviour and learning, and program planning. This program includes a work-experience placement. Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit)
Preparing for Employment

Career Essentials

March of Dimes Canada

16-week program helps individuals who are furthest from the labour market to transition to work, further education/training and/or other supports. Long-term unemployed
Preparing for Employment

Toronto East Opportunity Access Program

Margaret’s Housing & Community Support Services

8-week program helps people with lived experience (dealing with poverty, homelessness, addictions and/or mental health challenges) access employment opportunities in the non-profit, government and business sectors with a focus on working in the social service sector. Training includes skill-learning and transfer as well as supervised work placement opportunities. Multiple challenges (i.e. long-term unemployed, homeless, mental health issues); All
Preparing for Employment

Employment Expedition Program

Metrics Vocational Services

10-week program for participants who face multiple barriers to employment to assess their current status, discover their potential and develop strategies to make the transition to employment, further education/training and other supports. Multiple challenges; Long-term unemployed
Preparing for Employment

Employment Exploration Program

Metrics Vocational Services

10-week program helps participants with some barriers to employment to develop a career plan based on their skills and abilities and take the next steps to employment, further education/training or other supports. All; Multiple challenges
Preparing for Employment

Employment Steps Program

Metrics Vocational Services

10-week program for participants with minimal barriers to employment to establish realistic vocational goals and a supportive plan for moving closer to employment. All
Preparing for Employment

Moving Forward

Neighbourhood Link Support Services

8-week program helps people with mental health challenges to identify and overcome barriers, explore career options and develop practical tools to support their transition to employment. Multiple challenges (i.e. long-term unemployed, homeless, mental health issues)
Preparing for Employment

New Knowledge New Steps

Neighbourhood Link Support Services

6-week program provides immigrant/newcomers with knowledge and skills to successfully enter the workplace, further education, or other work preparation options. Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit); Multiple challenges (i.e. long-term unemployed, homeless, mental health issues)
Technology

Junior IT Analyst

Npower Canada

15-week program launches low-income, diverse youth (18-29) into IT careers by providing technical and professional skills training (such as globally recognized IT certifications including Cisco IT Essentials and CompTIA A+), job placement services and 5 years of career services including mentoring and career development coaching. Youth 18 – 29
Technology

Junior Security and QA Analyst

Npower Canada

15-week program launches low-income, diverse youth (18-29) into IT careers by providing technical and professional skills training (such as IT certifications including Cisco IT Essentials, CCNA Cyber Ops, Certified Ethical Hacker and Microsoft Technology Associate credentials), job placement services and 5 years of career services including mentoring and career development coaching. Youth 18 – 29
Preparing for Employment

Oasis Employment Essentials Program

Oasis Addiction Recovery Society

6-week program for people in recovery from drugs/alcohol includes life and employment skills, basic computer skills and personality assessments, addiction recovery and maintenance skills, exploration of education and employment options and goal setting. Individuals in recovery/ addictions
Hospitality/ Tourism/ Food Services

Ready-to-Work: Hospitality Career Pathways

Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC)

8-week program combines industry-recognized training and national emerit hospitality certification with workplace-based training. Program participants receive sector-relevant knowledge, skills and experience, individualized career coaching and assistance with developing their career plan. Program also helps people move into employment in the sector or enroll in a related education/training program. Those who secure employment
receive support to keep their new jobs.
All
Arts/ Design/ Culture/ Media/ Entertainment

i-Innovate

Operation Springboard

8 week program helps newcomers gain skills in interactive digital media e-commerce including audio/visual, video and podcasting, website development, graphic design and social media platforms in order to find employment in the digital media field. This field includes film/TV/video production studios and e-commerce businesses using communication technologies such as social media platforms and more. Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit)
Preparing for Employment

Inspire

Operation Springboard

6-week program supports people who have significant barriers to employment and training. Topics include self-esteem, overcoming stress/anxiety, team work, communication skills, budgeting/financial literacy, self-care and wellness, career exploration, job searching in today’s competitive market, labour market trends, resume/cover letter writing, interview skills, vocational testing, personality/career dimensions, professional and skill enhancement and job maintenance. All
Arts/ Design/ Culture/ Media/ Entertainment

Learn 2 Earn Digital Media and E-Commerce

Operation Springboard

8 week course for youth (18 – 29) teaches skills in interactive digital media e-commerce including audio/visual, video and podcasting, website development, graphic design and social media platforms in order to find employment in the digital media field. This field includes film/TV/video production studios and e-commerce businesses that use communication technologies including social media platforms and more. Youth 18 – 29
Preparing for Employment

REBOOT

Operation Springboard

6-week program supports adults 45 and over who are unclear about their career path or how to become employed. Topics include self-esteem, stress and anxiety, history of unemployment and coping mechanisms, job searching, resume/cover letter writing, interview skills, labour market trends, vocational testing, personality/career dimensions, communication skills, budgeting and self-care/wellness. Adult 45+
Transportation

AZ Tractor Trailer & Flatbed Training Program

Pine Valley Driving Academy

8-week program prepares participants for the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario’s road test. Successful graduates will be able to operate tractor- trailers as AZ commercial drivers / AZ transport drivers. All
Transportation

DZ Truck Driving Program

Pine Valley Driving Academy

4-week program offers a unique combination of manual and automatic training on trucks, giving students the necessary experience to drive any truck. This course fully prepares students for the Commercial Driver Ontario DZ License examination and teaches all the skills required to find employment in the trucking industry. All
Preparing for Employment

My Pathways to Employment

Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services

5-week program helps people explore careers, identify skills/interests/values, set employment related goals, plan actions and develop job search and life skills. Program also includes personal supports such as stress management, coping skills, assertive behaviour, mental health or addiction counselling. All
Hospitality/ Tourism/ Food Services

Women in Food and Customer Service

Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services

7-week program helps women enter careers in the retail, food and customer service sectors through career exploration and training in customer service and technical skills. Program helps women understand the sector through skills training and on the job training, and helps participants obtain necessary certifications such as food handling and Smart Serve, CPR and first aid. Women
Technology

Skills in Technology (SIT)

Progress Career Planning Institute (PCPI)

16-week program prepares participants for occupations in IT technology support as Systems Network Associates. Program is instructor-led with a focus on combining technical and soft skills. All
Hospitality/ Tourism/ Food Services

Hospitality

Progress Career Planning Institute (PCPI)

10-week program helps participants achieve a certificate of completion along with certificates in First Aid /CPR and Food handling. Participants work with a job developer who helps them secure placements in positions such as housekeeping, reception and food handling/restaurant. All
Preparing for Employment

employABILITY

Project Work

8-week program bridges gaps to employment, learning, and education for people who self-identify as having an intellectual disability/significant learning challenges. Program offers a highly customized approach to pre-employment training, job placement and job coaching. Supports for keeping employment and access to other services are also available to participants. Individuals with intellectual disabilities
Preparing for Employment

Choices: Building Skills for a Better Future

PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs

12-week program is for people facing multiple barriers to employment. Participants will explore career and life options, learn skills and develop work/life goals to help them transition to employment, further education or training and/or other supports. All
Hospitality/ Tourism/ Food Services

Elevate: Job Training for Food Manufacturing Sector

PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs

10-week program uses in-class learning, site visits and work placements in the food processing and manufacturing sectors to support participants to gain literacy, essential skills, and certain technical skills for the food services sector. All
Preparing for Employment

Career Assessment and Exploration

Program Rehabilitation Network Canada Inc.

6-week program helps people who have not been able secure employment or access the labour market due to various barriers, (personal, social, vocational and/or emotional). Focus is on individuals who have been unemployed and/or have only held short-term employment positions, and who
require intensive support.
All, Multiple challenges
Preparing for Employment

Pre-Employment Skills

Rehabilitation Network Canada Inc.

12-week program supports people with complex needs and/or barriers to explore career options, develop life/workplace skills and establish career/life goals. Program supports individuals who experience barriers that prevent them from securing employment or accessing the labour market, with a focus on people who have been unemployed for a period of 2 years or more, have only held short-term employment positions and have difficulty remaining employed. All, Multiple challenges, Long-term unemployed
Retail/ Customer Service/ Call Centre

Customers FIRST for Women

Rehabilitation Network Canada Inc.

8-week program helps participants develop customer service skills. Participants will develop a better understanding of the customer service sector and sub-sectors, develop career goals within the sector and complete skills training and work-based learning activities. Graduates will have increased their employability for the customer service sector and be better prepared to move into employment or further education and skill training. Women
Preparing for Employment

Essential Pathways to Employment

Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre

8-week program provides customized support services for immigrant, refugee and visible minority women. Program helps women explore and prepare for employment/career advancement, provides access to intensive employment supports, and helps develop/implement plans leading to employment, further training or more focused options to address employment barriers. Women
Hospitality/ Tourism/ Food Services

Food Service and Hospitality Training

Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre

10-week program provides sector-specific skills for employment in the fields of food and beverage service, catering and social entrepreneurship, office and administration, and events management. Program includes training, assessment, career exploration, development of individual career plans, and customized supports. All
Transportation

AZ Truck Driver Training

S & A Sprint Driving School Inc.

8-week program prepares people for employment as AZ tractor-trailer truck drivers. Successful participants will receive job search support and referrals to employment opportunities that will help them secure employment. All
Transportation

Bus B-Z Program

S & A Sprint Driving School Inc.

5-week program prepares people for employment as BZ bus drivers (transit buses, coaches, school buses and passenger vehicles). Successful participants will receive job search support and referrals to employment opportunities that will help them secure employment. All
Preparing for Employment

Dreaming in Colour

Salvation Army

12-week program offers a holistic approach to career development. Program includes 8 weeks in a classroom setting developing life skills, motivation and job search skills followed by a 4 week work placement in an industry of interest to the participant. All
Business/ Finance

Accounting and Finance

Skills for Change of Metro Toronto

26-week training program is for people who have background education and/or work experience in accounting/bookkeeping and/or finance. Program will provide training on the most up-to-date accounting and financial software as well as information about the Canadian workplace environment and culture. Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit)
Technology

Women in IT Pathways

Skills for Change of Metro Toronto

20-week program provides women who have IT education and/or work experience with training in IT sales/account Management, Salesforce, and agile Methodologies and project management. Program supports participants to obtain employment and/or further training in technical sales and IT project management. Women
Preparing for Employment

Pathways to Employment

Street Haven

16-week program helps people identify their career/employment goals, develop employment related skills and gain an enhanced sense of self. Program includes classroom and computer instruction and participants focus on soft skills (communication, team work and conflict resolution), leading to improved interpersonal skills and self-confidence as well as a plan to achieve increased independence and employment. Multiple challenges (i.e. long-term unemployed, homeless, mental health issues)
Administrative/ Clerical

Connections: Computer & Customer Service Training Program

St. Stephen’s Community House

12-week program offers training in computers (MS Office, keyboarding), Service Excellence Certification, business communication and job searching. Program includes a 6-week job placement where participants can gain relevant Canadian work experience. Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit)
Preparing for Employment

PEP talks

St. Stephen’s Community House

8-week program offers career exploration, motivational workshops, job testing, MS Office training and access to onsite personal counselling services. Participants with previous work experience who have been out of work for one or more years will explore different employment opportunities and learn valuable skills needed to find meaningful jobs. Multiple challenges (i.e. long-term unemployed, homeless, mental health issues); Adults 45+
Preparing for Employment

Employment Essentials Program

Times Change Women’s Employment Service Inc.

16-week program helps women achieve goals such as securing employment, pursuing education/skill training, gaining other work preparation experience, accessing addiction or mental health treatment; and/or accessing other income/financial support programs. Individual Program Plans are developed. Women
Retail/ Customer Service/ Call Centre

Customer Service and Call Centre

University Settlement

4-week program helps participants find employment in a call centre environment. Training will focus on job skills, counselling and soft skills development. All
Preparing for Employment

Customized Employment and Entrepreneurship Development Program

Up with Women

10-week program provides customized services for women to discover and make the most of their strengths and build a career that suits their specific talents, career goals and interests. Participants will work with their coach and program manager to build their own pathway to work or other advancements (such as school or additional supports). Women
Preparing for Employment

Ve’ahavta Skills Academy

Ve’ahavta

9-week program is for people experiencing poverty and hardship. Program helps break down barriers, restore dignity, and empower individuals to become full participants in the community by supporting their transition to training/education, apprenticeship or other services. All
Preparing for Employment

VPI Employment Essentials

VPI Working Solutions

16-week program helps people gain sustainable employment, further education or skills training, while overcoming issues and gaining financial independence. Program includes skills/personality/social condition assessments which lead to customized learning activities that help participants move towards sustainable employment. All
Preparing for Employment

Older Worker’s Initiative

WoodGreen Community Services

4-week program provides employment, digital literacy and financial and retirement planning to job seekers aged 45 and over to support their unique challenges with mental/physical health, employment and financial wellbeing. Adult 45+
Preparing for Employment

Introduction to Food and Horticulture

Working for Change

12-week program prepares participants who have been distant from the labour market for employment in the food services or horticulture sectors. Graduates may be employed in one of Working for Change’s social enterprises. All
Preparing for Employment

Relief/ Peer Worker Training

Working for Change

12-week program helps participants with lived experience of poverty and homelessness to work in social services as relief or peer workers. Program includes the opportunity to achieve certificates such as First Aid/CPR, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and Health and Safety. All
Administrative/ Reception/ Secretarial

Essential Skills – Office Professional Program

Working Skills Centre

12-week program provides participants with skills necessary for office work. Participants will be able to compete for an entry level position and will gain hands-on work experience. Successful graduates will receive a Certificate in Word, Excel and Reception. All
Business/ Finance

Careers in Financial Sector Using SAP

Working Skills Centre

16-week program provides participants with hands-on knowledge of SAP for accounting/finance professionals. Graduates will pursue employment as accountants, financial analysts, project managers etc.Successful graduates will receive a Certificate of SAP End User Project Implementation. Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit); Internationally educated individuals with Accounting/ Finance background
Technology

Microsoft Office Specialist

Working Skills Centre

16-week program helps women who have administrative/secretarial experience but have been away from the workplace for an extended time. Program offers the skills required to work as administrative assistants in various settings, for example:, executive secretary, office administrative assistant, private secretary, secretary, technical secretary. Certificate: Microsoft Specialist Women
Administrative/ Clerical

Admin Assistant with Desktop Publishing Diploma

Working Skills Centre

20-week program provides training in Microsoft Office, reception, bookkeeping and desktop publishing. Upon completion graduates receive a Diploma in Administrative Assistant and Desktop Publishing registered with MCU. Youth 18 – 29
Preparing for Employment

Evergreen Next Step

Yonge Street Mission

5-week program is for youth (18-29) with complex challenges. Program includes employability workshops, basic computer training, health and wellness, and work placements for job-ready participants. Participants can also be referred to further education/training, apprenticeships and
other supports as needed.
Youth 18-29; Racialized; Newcomers/ immigrants/ refugees (with a work permit); Multiple challenges; Experience with criminal justice system
Preparing for Employment

Career Discovery

Youth Employment Services

6-week program is for people with complex needs and focuses on career exploration, providing intensive support to develop career/life goals and skills. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the current labour market and learn what they need to do to be successful in it. All
Preparing for Employment

Career Opportunity

Youth Employment Services

6-week program provides skill development activities and intensive support to prepare participants for employment. Program is based on a participant-centred approach to allow for personal and career empowerment through employment. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the current labour market and the tools they need to succeed in it. All
Arts/ Design/ Culture/Media/ Entertainment

Media Training Program

POV 3rd Street

30-week training program for vulnerable youth (18-29) from traditionally underrepresented communities who have a strong interest in media content development and production. Program includes hands-on technical training and critical soft skills development led by expert staff
and industry instructors. Successful participants are connected with paid placements and work opportunities.
Youth 18 – 29; Racialized
Hospitality/ Tourism/ Food Services

YMCA Basic Skills Hospitality Program

YMCA of Greater Toronto

16-week program helps people gain skills and knowledge for successful careers in food services. Training includes large quantity food production, kitchen organization, sanitation, cooking and baking techniques, foods labs and much more. Classroom components include team building, self-awareness, effective communication, food handlers, basic first aid, WHMIS and job readiness workshops. All