We offer assistance and support to individuals to find or create work that will help them feed their families and keep a roof over their heads. Our clients include unemployed/under-employed individuals, newcomers, immigrants and refugees, youth at risk, older workers and persons with disabilities.
While Job Skills receives funding to deliver some of its programs and services, the Agency needs additional support for many of its initiatives that do not receive any funding or are only partially funded.
"The teachers were incredible and provided the class with such a positive and friendly atmosphere. I am beyond grateful for what the Smart Start program has given me. I can now be confident in interviews. The education I learned here will help me throughout my life. Thank you to all the program facilitators and coordinators!"
~ Eliana, Markham
"If I had not come to Job Skills, I would still be unemployed. I received amazing help from the Job Skills staff to find a job in my field. I couldn’t be more thankful."
~ Vinay, Pharmacy Assistant, Brampton
"Everyone at Job Skills has such a positive, caring attitude. Thank you to all of the Job Skills staff for participating in my job search efforts."
~ Debbie, Customer Service Rep, Keswick
"I may be a woman with a disability but I'm definitely NOT a disabled woman. Thanks again Job Skills."
~ Patricia, Self-Employed, Keswick
"All the people at Job Skills are there to support you. They are ready to help and you don’t even have to ask. They are happy when you get an interview."
~Mirelle, Simpact Practice Firm
"Being a stay at home Mom for 20 years, I needed to upgrade my skills. Job Skills gave me the support and confidence I needed. With persistence and a positive attitude, I was successful at finding a job."
~Christine, Customer Service Rep, Markham
"The workshop facilitators were terrific. They were very friendly and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about résumé and cover letter writing, and tapping into the job market as a mature worker. The soft skills solutions workshop, where I learned a lot about handling different situations in the work place, was very enriching."
~ Christine, Customer Service Rep, Markham
"Job Skills’ Bridge to HR program was an eye opener and provided fruitful learning about the Canadian human resources system including, résumé writing, elevator speeches, networking, do's and don’ts, online career research, and interview preparation. All this definitely boosted my self-confidence and integrated my skills with the Canadian HR culture, which was exactly what I needed."
~ Jason, Human Resources Manager, Toronto
"I strongly advise every HR professional, new immigrant in the Toronto area to consider the Bridge to HR program at Job Skills. Job Skills has great tools and lessons to help candidates successfully find jobs in the human resources field."
~ Jason, Human Resources Manager, Toronto
"I started my experience at Simpact and I don't think I will ever forget this period. It wasn't only to help me find a job – it helped rebuild my confidence if I ever needed to search for a job again. The people at Simpact are so positive. They believe in you and are passionate in a way that makes you believe in yourself too."
~ Maja, Marketing Coordinator, Newmarket
"Luciana ensured I remained positive and confident, not just while looking for a job but also while working with an organization in order to grow. This was remarkable advice which helped me, in turn, guide other newcomers."
"When I came to Canada, the most important thing was to get a job. My accounting certificate was from Syria. I got Canadian experience and references working at Simpact. They helped me a lot and I thought of them not just as a practice firm, but as family."
~ Salah, Uxbridge
"I needed help to put my business plan together. I heard about Job Skills’ Entrepreneur Program where you attend classes and get support from a coach. It was exactly what I needed. If I had not gone to Job Skills, I’d be unemployed and homeless, but now I’m running my own business."
~ Suzanne, Orangeville, Entrepreneur
"Simpact helped me to improve my résumé. I got certification with Quick Books Pro through Simpact. Now I’m an accountant for one of the largest firms in the world. It’s a very nice job. I’m learning a lot and it’s everything I was looking for."
~Manuel, Simpact Practice Firm