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Employment Services, Dufferin Street

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COVID-19 -- all JobStart locations are temporarily closed but the agency is continuing to provide service online and by phone * clients can contact the agency at 416-231-2295 or * JobStart will be checking voicemail and email on a regular basis

Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers -- help in identifying human resource skills requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

Youth Job Connection -- paid pre-employment training * job matching * paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports

Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year
Self-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers
Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school

Youth Job Connection -- Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment Youth Job Connection Summer -- Ontario residents 15-18 years who intend to continue high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement * focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work
Application Process
Call or drop in
* for general information on Employment Services call the toll-free Employment Ontario Contact Centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit
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Jemima Sabapathy , Director, Programs and Strategic Initiatives
Wheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms
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Last Updated On
October 5, 2020
219 Dufferin St, Suite 1C, Lower Level
Toronto, ON, M6K 3J1
Intersection: Dufferin St and King St W; Dufferin Liberty Centre, lower level - separate entrance
JobStart Site Location: Dufferin Street
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Hours of Operation
Mon, Wed-Thu 9 am-5 pm; Tue 9 am-7 pm; Fri 9 am-4 pm
* closed statutory holidays
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