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Number of current workshops: 15

Career Edge Paid Internship Information Session

Career Edge Organization is Canada's largest provider of paid internships, engaging in connecting companies with qualified talent; while giving job seekers the chance to break into the workforce and launch their career. Are you a recent graduate, a person with a disability or skilled newcomer to Canada looking for a paid internship? Join this informative webinar

To register click here

Times: 10:30am to 11:30am

Date: 2024-07-24

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: 2024-07-24

English Conversation Circle Click, Connect, Communicate!

Our conversation circles are a great way to improve your English language skills and make new connections.

Our conversations cover a wide range of topics such as food and nutrition, sports, health, transportation, housing, family, banking, employment, education, Canadian citizenship, and much more!

JOIN THE CIRCLE TO:

  • Develop your speaking confidence
  • Build vocabulary
  • Get familiar with Canadian culture
  • Improve pronunciation
  • Create new connections

Classes offered at no cost every Wednesday, 1:00 pm—2:30 pm and 4:30 pm—6:00 pm

To register click here, or call 416.244.9980 or email linctoronto@costi.org

Download flyer here

Times: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing

English for Visitors and Work Permit Holders

Six weeks online course. Learn to speak, read and write English.

INSTRUCTION INCLUDES:

  • Write short messages
  • Improve basic vocabulary
  • Conversation for daily activities
  • Read and understand simple stories
  • Develop and use grammar and punctuation

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Visitors to Canada
  • Work permit or study permit
  • Individuals 18 years and older

To register call 416.534.7400 or email edu@costi.org

Download flyer here

Times:

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, and Information Technology Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, convention refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

To register call 905.459.6700 today.

Download flyer here

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Language, Employment, and Settlement Services, Brampton

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Language, Employment, and Settlement Services, Brampton

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, and Information Technology Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, convention refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

To register call 905.451.7147 today.

Download flyer here

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Enhanced Language Training Services

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Enhanced Language Training Services

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, Information Technology, and Health Care Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, convention refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

To register call 905.479.7926 today.

Download flyer here

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Language & Skills Training Services, Markham North

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Language & Skills Training Services, Markham North

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, Information Technology, and Health Care Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, convention refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

This program is offered from Monday to Friday.

To register call 289.842.3124 today.

Download flyer here

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Richmond Hill

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Richmond Hill

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, Information Technology, and Health Care Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, convention refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

To register call 905.479.7926 today.

Download flyer here

Times:

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Language & Skills Training Services, Markham South

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Language & Skills Training Services, Markham South

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, Information Technology, and Health Care Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, convention refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

To register call 905.761.1155 today.

Download flyer here

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Vaughan

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Vaughan

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, Information Technology, and Health Care Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, convention refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

To register call 289.841.3032 today.

Download flyer here

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Language & Skills Training Services, Newmarket

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Language & Skills Training Services, Newmarket

Expressway Cybersecurity Bridging Program Virtual Information Session

Date: July 17, July 24, July 31, 2024

Click here to register.

For more information, visit our website: Expressway - Cybersecurity Bridging Program

About Expressway - Cybersecurity Bridging Program

Interested in a career in Cybersecurity?

COSTI’s Expressway Cybersecurity Bridging program in partnership with Sheridan College, prepares internationally training Information Technologists for jobs in the Cybersecurity sector, including Cybersecurity Specialist/Technician, Cybersecurity Incident Analyst/Responder, and Cybersecurity Analyst.  

Offered by Sheridan College, individuals have an opportunity to register for three Cybersecurity courses: Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Offensive Security 1 and Offensive Security 2.  

The program includes four weeks of pre-employment preparation in a virtual setting followed by over 12 weeks of online Cybersecurity training and ongoing case management for up to 12 months.  

Individuals who qualify, may receive a full tuition subsidy (some conditions apply).

Contact:

Employment Services, Mississauga Centre
6750 Winston Churchill Boulevard, Unit 8A
Mississauga, ON L5N 4C4
Phone: 289.843.3228 | nes@costi.org

Times: 10:00am to 11:00am

Date: 2024-07-31

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: 2024-07-31

Internationally Trained Individuals (ITI) Solutions Program Virtual Information Session

Date: July 11, July 18, July 25, 2024

Click here to register.

About ITI Solutions - Bridging the Gap to Employment

COSTI’s ITI Solutions - Bridging the Gap to Employment program is designed to provide employment assistance to residents of Peel and York Region who are internationally trained individuals in the fields of Finance and Accounting, Information Technology, Healthcare and Engineering enabling them to succeed in the workplace.

Our staff help to secure paid work internship placement specifically related to the individual’s professional background, providing them with Canadian work experience in their chosen field and working for companies matching their occupational objective.

For more information, visit our website: ITI Solutions - Bridging the Gap to Employment

Employment Services, Brampton Centre
10 Gillingham Drive, Suite 300
Brampton, ON L6X 5A5
Phone: 289.843.3228 | nes@costi.org

Employment Services, Vaughan Centre
3100 Rutherford Road, Suite 102
Vaughan, ON L4K 0G6
Phone: 289.843.3228 | nes@costi.org

Times: 10:00am to 11:00am

Date: 2024-07-25

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: 2024-07-25

Job Search Strategies Webinar

Develop job hunting skills needed to research, find and apply for specific jobs in a related field or industry.

Unsure where to look for work or what’s available? Join us in learning how to prepare yourself for opportunities in this new and demanding labour market.

Date: July 23, 2024

Click here to register.

For information and registration for COSTI Employment Services webinars, contact:

Website: www.costi.org/onlineservices
Email: costionlineservices@costi.org 
Phone: 289-843-3241

Times: 10:00am to 11:00am

Date: 2024-07-23

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: 2024-07-23

Women-specific Employment Training (WSET)

Starting January 22, 2022, COSTI will be offering women-specific employment-related language courses for female students who are Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, or Minister’s Permit holders.

This training program is focused on enhancing vocabulary related to the specific occupational sector and facilitating their transition to employment.

  • 6-week training offered on Saturdays, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

To learn more about this program click here

To register click here  or contact us at 416-244-9980 or linctoronto@costi.org

Click here to see the program flyer.

Times: 9:30am to 2:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing

Youth Job Connection Virtual Information Session

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU! Our staff is working remotely to deliver employment related support.

The Youth Job Connection (YJC) program serves youth aged 15-29 experiencing multiple barriers to employment.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Resident of Toronto (Ontario)
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Unemployed
  • Not attending school or full-time training

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Paid pre-employment & Life Skills training

  • Paid job opportunities
  • Mentoring and peer support services
  • Education, training or work transitioning support
  • Access to training and skills development opportunities

ESESSENTIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES:

  • Customer Service/Grocery Stores
  • Administration
  • Manufacturing, Medical & Pharmaceutical
  • Delivery Services
  • Technology & Computer Remote Work
  • General Labourer

To register, send email to torontoemployment@costi.org or call 647-827-1425 

Download flyer here

Times:

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing