Skills for Change

Employment Programs


Immigrant, Refugee and Settlement Hub@791 (IRS) -
programs and services to support the integration of newcomers, including employment

Mentoring for Change
for Permanent Residents, Convention refugees or live in caregivers
  • specific level of language fluency required
  • matches internationally trained professional newcomers with volunteer mentors
Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub
for Permanent Residents or Convention refugees wishing to start a business in Ontario
  • specific level of language fluency required
  • 10 week full time instructor-led training includes labour market research, business plan preparation, counselling and coaching, workshops and networking opportunities
Employment Preparation Workshop -
for Permanent Residents, Convention refugees or live in caregivers
  • specific level of language fluency required
  • 2 week sessions include labour market information, job search strategies, resume and cover letter preparation, interview coaching
Career Skills
instructor-led and hands-on training in business, accounting and finance, information technology, project management, SAP (Systems, Applications and Products) training
  • some classes held at other locations
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs
call or check website for information on current programs and locations, eligibility requirements and registration dates
  • includes employment preparation and work placement
Trades Win Support Program
for internationally trained electricians, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics, industrial millwrights, plumbers and welders

Job Board
online listing of positions available
  • employers contact to post a position
Job Club
skills development, job search support, job fairs, networking
  • call for details and locations
Programs for Youth -- Youth Leadership - Lead On!
for anyone 16-29 years
  • life skills, employment preparation, counselling and mentoring, earn volunteer hours
Step Ahead
for youth 12-18 years in the Jane and Finch area
  • mentorship, summer job training and placements with a focus on delivery of sport and recreation programs to other youth
  • call for details
Jane Finch Collaborative Bridging Education to Employment (JFBEE)
6 to 12 week program for youth who are current or former residents of the Jane and Finch area, or youth currently working or volunteering in the area for a minimum of 2 years
  • participants will conduct research into systemic and structural barriers to post secondary education and training, and bring forward ideas and dialogue to engage youth and community stakeholders towards solutions
Also many employment preparation and bridging programs for those in specific professions (may include enhanced language training) including accountants, bookkeepers, clerical workers, health care workers, electricians, engineers, mechanics, retail workers

Information sessions and workshops for Food Handler training, Smart Serve, and Customer Service
All newcomers, immigrants and refugees -- varies according to program
* special focus on internationally-trained professionals
* all programs include English as a Second Language (ESL) training
Application Process
Call 416-658-3101 ext 0 to book appointment for orientation and assessment session
Visit Website
Registration and materials fee for some programs
Documents Required
Contact for information
Street parking ; wheelchair accessible building on basement and first level ; automatic main entrance ; barrier-free washroom including door and stall
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Last Updated On
November 3, 2023
791 St Clair Ave W
Toronto, ON, M6C 1B7
Cross streets: Christie St and St Clair Ave W
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Hours of Operation
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * program hours may vary -- call for details
Service Area(s)
Greater Toronto Area