Find a Job
Finding a job in a new place can be difficult, but there are services and organizations in York Region that can help you find work.
To apply for a job, you must prepare the following:
- a cover letter which explains why you are applying and why you are the best person to do the job
- a résumé, or curriculum vitae (CV), which briefly describes your education, work history and volunteer experience
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For more job tips, check out York Region's Job Search Handbook, available online at www.york.ca
Employment Support Services
Here are some support services in York Region:
- Job Search Handbook - You've probably heard that finding a job is a full-time job an expression that has a lot of truth to it. Not only will you be looking for work "in perhaps new ways than you've used in the past but you may be researching positions, getting experience through volunteer work, training for new skills and attending workshops to prepare for employment. This handbook will help you along the way. It outlines how you can identify your skills, develop a job goal, prepare for your job search and market yourself to employers.
- Welcome Centre - offers a variety of services including settlement and integration services, language training, help with accreditation and qualifications and employment support.
- Job Skills - provides one-on-one support services and a variety of job search resources including workshops and referrals to job search programs.
- Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) - offers several employment integration programs.
- COSTI Immigrant Services - provides employment, educational, settlement and social services to immigrants.
- JVS Toronto - partners with government and businesses to provide education and job services.
- Skills International - connects newcomers to employers based on skills and qualifications.
- Yorkworks - is a community-based employment service available to all residents of York Region. Staff assists unemployed or underemployed individuals in their transition back to the job market, and employers in hiring and retaining skilled workers.
These support services look forward to helping you.
New to Canada
If you are new to Canada, it is important to get your skills and education recognized in the Canadian job market. There are services available to help you.
Internationally-trained and educated workers are in high demand. However, you might need to upgrade your skills or education to qualify to practise your profession or trade in Canada:
- Accreditation Assistance Access Centre of York Region - is for internationally trained professionals and tradespeople. The Centre helps you develop a work plan and has educational recognition programs to help you find a job in your field of education.
- Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials - helps with foreign credential recognition and assesses foreign diplomas and qualifications.
- Ontario Immigration - Section: Working in Your Profession describes Ontario requirements for licensing and certification for people with experience in a regulated profession or recognized trade.
- Ontario Network for International Professionals - (ONIP) provides licensing and employment information for internationally trained engineers, accountants, teachers and health care professionals.
There are many websites that list job postings:
- Charity Village
- Fairy Lake Jobs
- HRDC Job Bank
- Wow Jobs
- Your Classifieds for York Region
For more information about finding a job:
- Career Edge - offers work experience with on the job coaching and mentoring in a supportive and professional business environment.
- Ontario Labour Market Guide - provides job market information to help you make informed decisions.
- Ontario Immigration - has resources to help you look for work, write a cover letter, résumé and prepare for an interview.
- PAIE - The PAIE (Professional Access and Integration Program) is an innovative, employer-led bridge training program designed to connect employers and highly skilled internationally trained engineers and geoscientists.
- Pathways to Apprenticeship - shows the different ways you can get apprenticeship training and prepare for a new career.
- Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) - TRIEC launched the Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) initiative to develop a stronger, collaborative relationship with these groups, and to help build their collective capacity to deliver services and activities that are more effective in connecting their skilled immigrant members to employment.
- RNC Employment Services - Rehabilitation Network Canada Inc. provides excellence in disability management, vocational rehabilitation, assessments and employment services.
- Settlement.org - provides resources and information about jobs in Ontario and where to go for help.
- Thornhill Employment Hub - can help you get information about training, job search skills and connect you with potential employers.