Information and Resources

Employment Assessment Centres
Employment Assessment Centres provide needs assessment and return to work action plans. Job seekers can work with a professional counselor to develop a personalized plan to return to work. This return to work action plan allows a job seeker to identify and connect with the services they need.

Referral by an Assessment Centre counselor is required for many employment programs and services.

http://www.vpi-inc.com

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/

Career and Employment Counselling
Career and employment counselling services allows job seekers to identify a career path that best matches his or her skills with current demands in the labour market.

http://www.immigrantopportunities.sheridaninstitute.ca

http://www.sheridanc.on.ca/services/jobconnect/

http://www.tcet.com/jfc

http://www.tcet.com/youthopportunities

http://www.thecentre.on.ca/CareerServices/CareerPOS.asp

http://www.thecentre.on.ca/CareerServices/CareerEX.asp

http://www.thecentre.on.ca/CareerServices/CareerEXExpress.asp

http://www.thecentre.on.ca/CareerServices/Assessments.asp

http://www.thecentre.on.ca/CareerServices/EmploymentCounselling.asp

http://www.thecentre.on.ca/CareerServices/JOY.asp

http://www.thecentre.on.ca/CareerServices/GIG.asp


Employment Resource Centres

Resource centres provide you with free access to a comprehensive array of employment and career related resources to help you in your search for employment, including:
" Resume critiquing
" Job search coaching
" Career resources such as print material, videos, computer tutorials and business directories
" Use of computers with Internet and printer access
" Access to photocopier, fax, scanner and telephone

http://www.tcet.com/youthopportunities

Skills Enhancement
Skills Enhancement Programs provides eligible job-seekers with the opportunity to access training that will help them to find work.

http://www.tcet.com/youthopportunities

Job Search and Placement Services

Many organizations in our area provide services to assist individuals with job search and job placement, including:

" Job Finding Clubs
" Access to job developers who market job-seekers to employers, either with or without a wage subsidy
" Job Search workshops and seminars

http://www.tcet.com/youthopportunities

http://www.goodwillonline.ca

Mentorship

Mentoring programs link ITPs (mentees) with individuals established in their field (mentors) for advice and guidance.

http://www.immigrantopportunities.sheridaninstitute.ca

http://www.tcet.com/youthopportunities

Bridging Programs
The Ontario government provides many programs to help newcomers get the work experience they need - these programs are called 'Bridge Training' Programs. They are run by employers, colleges, and universities, occupational regulating bodies, and community organizations. They can help you:
" Assess your education and skills
" Get Ontario job experience
" Identify any added training you may need.

English Language Training

English language training, from basic to advanced, is available through colleges, boards of education and community-based agencies.

http://immigrantopportunities.sheridaninstitute.ca