Job Search Workshops (JSW) provides a group of newcomers with the opportunity to meet and network as they learn job search skills and gather information about the Canadian labour market, trends in various sectors and insights on Canadian workplace culture. Participants develop and practice skills such as resume preparation, cold calling employers, networking and interviewing. 

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Program Components

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  • 5-day program
  • Highly interactive pre-employment training conducted in a computerized environment  
  • One-to-one job search coaching from an Employment Consultant 

Program Benefits

  • Referrals to Speed Mentoring® and The Mentoring Partnership™ 
  • Effective job search strategies include market research techniques, resume development, interview skills and targeting your job search to companies that require your specific skills and experience 
  • Referrals to job openings and connections to employers 
  • Access to mentors who are professionals in your field 
  • Invitations to attend recruitment and networking events 
  • Specialists who understand the job search needs of people new to Canada 
  • Personalized action plans 
  • Post-hire support – job retention, business communication/language coaching 

Program Eligibility

  • Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or Live-in-caregiver


Program Dates

Dec 6 to 10, 2021
Jan 10 to 14, 2022
Jan 24 to 28, 2022
Feb 7 to 11, 2022
Feb 14 to 18, 2022
Mar 7 to 11, 2022

Program Fees

There is no fee associated with this program.