Employment Services

Free support to help you
land a job.

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Keeping You Safe

Nothing is more important than your safety. We are following all regulations and guidelines from our government and public health officials to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Safety Measures

Safety measures in all of our Employment, Community, and Immigrant Services centres include:

  • All meetings will be by appointment only
  • We have implemented screening protocols upon your arrival at the centre
  • All staff and guests will be required to wear a face mask or covering (if you do not have a mask, one will be provided)
  • Hand sanitizer will be available as you enter the centre
  • Surfaces will be sanitized before and after in-person meetings
  • A Plexiglas screen has been installed at all front desk areas
  • All our centres will have a nightly deep clean

Looking for Employment Services

Our Employment Services have been helping you virtually with all your job search needs. We are also providing in-person appointments with staff in some of our locations with some limitations.

Testimonial

Here’s what Mohamed, one of our employment clients had to say about our services, "My English language skills were very weak when I came here but my counselor was very patient with me. She supported me throughout the process. For anyone searching for a job or needs any other employment related support, my advice is to register with YMCA Employment. It is the best decision that I made.”

Book your appointment

If you prefer to speak to someone right away, please contact your preferred location below:

Webinars

Build the skills you need to land your next job! Our remote webinars are designed to give you the tools and practical advice you need, including resume and cover letter creation, interview preparation, basic technical literacy skills, networking tips, and much more. Select the region to see when the webinars are running. To register, please submit your name, telephone number, and email address as instructed for the specific workshop you’d like to join. You can also subscribe to the calendar by clicking 'follow' under the actual calendar - you'll get notifications when there's new webinars.

Upcoming Virtual Job Fairs

We'll update this job fair calendar once there's an offering. If you follow the calendar, you'll be notified when there's a new job fair!

 

YMCA Digital Skills Literacy Program

Build the digital skills you need to succeed in today’s workplace. Our team is here to help you navigate the online world with confidence! Our free workshops include:

  • Introduction to basic computer skills
  • Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Internet safety
  • Understanding apps and social media

Tips from YMCA Employment experts

How to ace your video or phone job interview

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The good news is, tons of employers have been using these alternatives to face-to-face interviews for years, so our experts have plenty of experience…

Remote Interview Tips

4 tips to help you continue your job search online during the COVID-19 crisis

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Looking for a new job while physical distancing certainly brings challenges, so our YMCA Employment team…

Online Job Search 101

How to write a one-page resume that recruiters and employers will notice

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You’re probably spending lots of time at home, physical distancing, which means there’s no better time to work on…

Perfect Your Resume
Learn more tips

Construction Connections program

Gain the skills you need to work in the construction industry! Construction Connections can help you:

  • Explore and start your career in the construction trades
  • Register as an apprentice and enter into a formal apprenticeship program
  • Access the training and supports you need to succeed
For more information, contact us at (416) 397-1849

Frequently asked questions

Safety Measures

Yes, you will need to wear a mask or face covering when inside the building.

Hand sanitizer will be available in multiple, high-touch areas throughout the building. You are also encouraged to wash your hands with soap and water frequently.

At this time you will not be able to work at the centre. The in-person meeting area will be wiped down before and after meetings.

Programming

We will continue to provide the great virtual options we have been since March. In-person – one on one – meetings is the only other in person activity we are offering currently.

In order to minimize risk by allowing for physical distancing, we are limiting the number of people in our centres during phase 1 of our re-opening.

Access

Varies by location. Please contact the location nearest you for more information.

Yes. During this phase of re-opening, we are accepting only a limited number of booked appointments.

Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment to avoid crowding in the office.

Are you an employer with positions to fill?
Let's team up!

We work with hundreds of employers across the GTA, finding quality candidates to meet your needs. We also offer free training programs and subsidies for clients hired through YMCA Employment Services!

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Employment Services are funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

For more information about YMCA Employment Services, call (416) 928-9622 or 1-800-223-8024.

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