Career & Job Search Assistance
Looking for a job or deciding on a career is challenging in today’s world. It’s not as easy as opening the newspaper or going to a job bank and sending in your resume; there is so much competition! But there are organizations right in your community that can help you learn about accessing the “hidden” job market and teach you about strategizing for success.
For Job Seekers: Find an agency located in your community that can help you with your job search and career decision making. Get help with your resume, learn about networking, attend workshops, job fairs, and so much more. All services are free of charge.
For Business: Employment-Ontario funded agencies can assist employers by connecting you with highly qualified professionals. Many of these agencies will be able to advertise your jobs, pre-screen candidates according to your needs, provide paid or unpaid work placements, and much more. All services are free of charge.
Job Search Workshops (JSW)
What is it: A 5 day workshop for new immigrants.
What is an “information interview”?
An informational interview is when you meet with someone (by phone or in-person) who is already doing a job you’re interested in so you can find out how they got the job and the types of skills and experiences you should be developing. You need to talk to people doing the work you think you would like to do!
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Job Search Web Resources
The Riley Guide
What is it: Information about how to use the internet in your job search.
Job Bank (Government of Canada)
What is it: A variety of information about how to job search, wage subsidy programs, how to find unadvertised jobs and more.