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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

Summer Part Time Office Assistant


COSTI is a multicultural organization providing social services, settlement,
employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI,
please visit our website at


  • Provides administrative and secretarial support to the LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) program.
  • Handles client inquiries on the telephone, via email or virtual meeting tools regarding COSTI and Welcome Centres’ programs and services.
  • Verifies, complies, corrects and types statistical and narrative reports.
  • Prepares and types letters, documents and certificates for signature regarding status of students.
  • Creates, organizes and maintains operational files online.
  • Liaises with assessment centre for client intake assessment and placement.
  • Communicates with Welcome Centre partners for client referrals.
  • Responsible for client registration online.
  • Supports new clients’ access on Zoom t o prepare for attendance in virtual classes.
  • Collects and inputs client data into iCARE and CLARS systems.
  • Prepares and distributes materials for program outreach.
  • Orders office supplies as required.
  • Prepares written documents as required.
  • Performs other administrative duties as required.
  • Qualifications:

  • Ability to work remotely and independently using the phone, computer and internet.
  • Knowledge of Google Drive and Google Classroom.
  • Experience using virtual meeting tools such as Zoom, High-Five or Go-to-Meeting
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Internet and email.
  • High school graduation or equivalent and 1 year office experience.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Good administrative skills, typing speed of 40 words per minute is essential.
  • Knowledge of office procedures, capable of meeting timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills and sensitivity towards educational needs of newcomers.
  • Ability to speak a second language rather than English is an asset.
  • Knowledge of iCARE or CLARS would be an asset.
  • Location:

    York Region

    Duration of Position:

    July 14, 2020 until August 28, 2020

    Starting Salary Range:

    $21.24 - $22.86 per hour

    Posting Date:


    Closing Date:



    This is a 7-week part-time non-union contract position working remotely;

    This position is scheduled to work 14 hours per week;

    Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Wednesday & Friday 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    If you are interested, please quote Reference #34-20
    and send your resume with a covering letter to:

    Manager, Staffing and Orientation
    COSTI Immigrant Services
    1710 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6E 3P2
    Fax: 416.658.6590

    "We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please."

    COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.