Employment Support Services
Newcomers bring a wide variety of employment skills and experience to their search for employment in Canada; however many Newcomers are unfamiliar with Canadian job search practices. The Welcome Centres offer a wide range of supports to assist in developing the skills needed to find work including resume and cover letter preparation, use of research tools (Internet), interview readiness and explanation of – or in some cases experience with – workplace practices, and information about Canadian employers and the labour market.
Employment supports are delivered in a group setting in Job Search Workshops. Job Search Workshop Facilitators provide a safe environment in which clients are able to learn and develop the skills to successfully navigate the world of Job Search in Canada.
A Resource Area at each Centre offers staff-supported access to computers, Internet connection, faxing, photocopying and telephones. A Job Board houses both employment opportunities and labour market information for clients to review. In the Resource Area clients will also find information specific to the cultures and activities in the community. This space often becomes a gathering place for clients to talk, network and share.
To find the Job Search Workshops program nearest to you, visit www.jswontario.org or
For more information about Employment Support Services or the Job Search Workshops program at the Welcome Centres, call 1-877-761-1155
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org