Programs & 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.

COSTI has candidates for all industries and at all levels from entry level to professional and draws from a broad pool of highly motivated individuals. In 2013, COSTI helped place over 3,000 with employers.

Services Available

  • Initial planning and consultation to better understand the business’s human resource needs.
  • Pre-screening applicants to the employer’s specifications and setting up interviews.
  • Development of a training plan and ongoing support to ensure success.
  • Job postings to solicit applications from a broad range of individuals seeking employment.
  • On-site recruitment opportunities and/or job fairs.
  • Workplace training on a variety of topics such as English language and Diversity Training are also available.
  • Training and/or wage subsidies where applicable.

Staff in COSTI’s Employment Division speak the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Cantonese, Czech, Dari, Farsi, Filipino, French, Ga, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Oromo, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinia, Twi, and Urdu.

Who is Eligible

All registered companies doing business in the Province of Ontario.

This Program is Located at:

Brampton Employment Services
10 Gillingham Drive, Suite 300
Brampton, Ontario
L6X 5A5
Phone: 905.459.8855
Fax: 905-451-4321

Caledonia Employment Services
700 Caledonia Road
Toronto, Ontario
M6B 3X7
Phone: 416.789.7925
Fax: 416.789.3499

Jane St. Hub - Satellite Location
1541 Jane Street
Toronto, Ontario
M9N 2R3
Phone: 416.645.7575
Fax: 416.645.7580

Mississauga Employment Services
6750 Winston Churchill Blvd., Unit 8A
Mississauga, Ontario
L5N 4C4
Phone: 905.567.0482
Fax: 905.567.0144

Vaughan Centre
3100 Rutherford Road, Suite 102
Vaughan, Ontario
L4K 4R6
Phone: 905.669.5627
Fax: 905.669.1127

Weston Employment Services
35 King Street , Weston Square
Toronto, Ontario
M9N 3R8
Phone: 416.588.2240
Fax: 416.244.2583

This service is free of charge.

COSTI's Employer Placement and Support Services program, is funded by the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario.

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Meeting Your Employment Needs in the GTA, Peel and York Region

Contact any of the locations listed below to help you find the right person for your employment needs.

Caledonia Centre
Tel: 416.784.JOBS

Centre for Foreign Trained Professionals & Tradespeople
Tel: 416.784.JOBS

Tel: 905.948.0572

Tel: 905.457.7740

Vaughan Centre
Tel: 905.669.JOBS

Hire an Apprentice, It's Good For Your Business!

For more information on how to hire the right person for the job, download our Apprenticeship Brochure [Adobe PDF, 50 KB].

Five Easy Steps to Hiring an Apprentice

Hiring an apprentice is a simple, straight forward process.

Step 1: Have a qualified journeyperson on staff to train an apprentice.

Step 2: Call 416.789.JOBS, or 905.669.JOBS. COSTI's expert staff can help you find the right apprentice.

Step 3: You must register your apprentice with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to begin the training program and take advantage of the government of Ontario financial assistance available.

Step 4: Train your apprentice. Your apprentice will learn on-the-job from the journeyperson on your staff.

Step 5: Release your apprentice to attend class. In-class training is an integral part of the apprenticeship. In-class time ensures that your apprentice is knowledgeable and up-to-date with the most recent trends and technology. Classroom training comes at no cost to you as the employer.