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Employment Services

Employment Services

Career Assessment and Planning Services

COSTI’s Career Assessment and Planning Services counsel individuals who have been unable to link their skills and career interests to meaningful employment by providing one-on-one career advice, access to self-assessment tools and labour market information to help target potential jobs.

Career Assessment and Planning Services

Ontario Works Employment Preparation and Placement Services

Employer Services

Hiring the right people is critical to the success of any business. COSTI’s professional staff can connect employers to skilled and motivated candidates looking for work. COSTI takes the time to understand each employer’s unique staffing needs, find the best candidate to meet those needs and continue to monitor the placement to ensure satisfaction. All candidates are pre-screened and available for interviews so that employers can make a final decision. If training is involved, COSTI staff will assist in developing training plans and in providing ongoing assistance and support to the employer and the trainee. Employers may also be eligible to receive a training and/or wage subsidy to offset costs related to providing training opportunities.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Employer Services

Hire An Apprentice & Build Your Business!

Language Training at the Workplace (LTW)

Language Training for Employees (LTE)

The TRIEC Mentoring Partnership

Youth Mentoring Program

Employment Programs for Newcomers and Internationally Trained Individuals

COSTI has extensive expertise and experience in operating successful employment programs aimed specifically at assisting internationally trained individuals to obtain meaningful employment. COSTI’s Employment Programs for Newcomers and Internationally Trained Individuals address the unique needs of newcomers to Canada by supporting them in seeking employment in their chosen profession or trade. As newcomers come to Canada, they bring with them new ideas, energy, skills, resources, and a strong desire to succeed and contribute to their new country. In order to contribute, they must first be given the opportunity to develop the tools needed to secure employment in their new country.

Enhanced Language Training for Internationally Experienced Professionals

Online Services

The TRIEC Mentoring Partnership

Employment Service Centres

COSTI's five Employment Service Centres provide close-at-hand locations with all the information and tools to assist you with a successful job search. Job seekers can work on their own using up-to-date technology and resources, attend seminars and seek information and support from helpful and knowledgeable staff. Our staff can also help you obtain more individualized counselling services, register you in our On-Line Services courses and workshops and make referrals to other non-employment services. Visitors to our Employment Service Centres also gain support in maintaining their personal motivation and focus during periods of unemployment through networking and speaker events as well as job fairs. COSTI’s Employment Resource Centres are conveniently located across the Greater Toronto Area and contain a wealth of the latest information in local labour market and job search techniques for all job seekers, from entry level to experienced workers.

Career Assessment and Planning Services

Employment Resource Centres

Enhancing Economic Opportunities for Older Unemployed Workers

Job Search Counselling, Placement and Job Retention Services

Life Success Strategies

Online Services

Ontario Works Employment Preparation and Placement Services

Pathways to Success: Life Skills, Career and Small Business Program for Women

On-Line Services

Many people find it difficult to travel from home or their workplace to an employment service location, others simply want to refresh their understanding of job search techniques, labour market information or occupational access requirements. On-line enrollment in COSTI's general job search tools workshops, employment strategies for newcomer professional or our virtual library of essential websites, helps individuals access servcies – all from the convenience of the Internet. Once you have met with an Employment Facilitator, you can register into as many workshops or courses that fit your job search strategy.

Online Services

Smart Serve Certification Online Program

Youth Employment

COSTI’s Youth Employment Services are an excellent starting point for individuals looking for work, but unsure as to how to go about finding the right job. For youth interested in starting a career, or those simply looking for part-time or summer employment, a broad range of services and supports are available.

netWORKS - Building Connections. Creating Opportunities.

Youth Employment Pathways for Success

Youth Job Connection

Youth Job Connection - Summer

Youth Mentoring Program