Employment / Training

Academic upgrading

High school equivalency and academic upgrading programs to help adults gain entry into post-secondary or apprenticeship programs, or to find employment.

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Adult literacy

Basic instruction in writing, reading and mathematics. Includes first language literacy programs for those whose first language is not English or French.

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Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship preparation and training programs. May include information, counselling, registration and application assistance, and skills and aptitude assessment.

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Career counselling

Assessment of aptitude and skills, labour market information, counselling and referral for persons choosing a career direction.

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Disabilities employment programs

Employment, education and training services focusing on the needs of adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

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Employer staffing assistance

Support for employers seeking to increase or develop their staff, including financial incentives and retraining programs.

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International credentials

Services that assist in having foreign educational or occupational credentials assessed to determine Canadian equivalency for employment or other purposes. Includes organizations that provide credential assessment for a fee.

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Internationally trained professionals

Services for professionals trained in foreign countries to find work in their occupation or a related field. May include work experience, placement, mentoring, language testing and volunteer opportunities.

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Job search support / training

Advice and training in areas such as resume writing, research, interviewing and workplace expectations.

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Newcomer employment programs

Services that focus on assisting immigrants and refugees to prepare for and obtain employment.

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Occupational health and safety

Programs that promote safe and healthy work environments, including rights and responsibilities at work and Ontario's health and safety awareness training.

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Self-employment / Entrepreneurship

Programs for people who operate or want to start their own businesses.

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Summer employment

Seasonal programs assisting individuals in finding summer jobs, including students and youth.

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Work experience

Programs that provide practical work experience and the opportunity to develop skills, on a short-term/temporary basis.

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Youth employment

Programs and resources for youth and young adults seeking employment.

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