For Job Seekers

Employment Services at TNO can assist with your employment and training needs. If you are a person looking for work or training we have the free programs and services you need. 

Connect with us at 416-467-0126 or visit our 1 Leaside Park Drive location in Thorncliffe Park, Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm.

Employment Services (ES)

Independent Job Search: Resource & Information (R&I)

  • R&I counselors guide clients on their job search and provide access to resources: job boards, resume templates, community resources
  • Use of computers / fax / telephone / photocopier
  • Participate in workshops & information sessions
  • Job Board and community event information

Guided Job Search (JS)

  • One-to-one Employment Counseling to develop an action/services plan – includes resume development/critique, interview skills etc.
  • Referrals to other programs or interventions
  • Connects clients with education and training programs

Job Development: Job Matching, Placement & Incentives

  • Outreaches and connects with local employers on behalf of clients
  • Matching clients’ skills & interests with work opportunities
  • Facilitation of work opportunities & negotiation of the employment relationship
  • Experimental or on the job training.
  • Placement support in identifying & workplace issues that may affect their success
  • Financial support to remove barriers to participation

Regular workshops on the following topics:

  • Resume Clinics
  • Interview skills/Mock interviews
  • How to create a winning profile for Linked In
  • How to Market Your Skills
  • Networking and the 30 Second Commercial
  • Computer training: Excel I and II, Microsoft I and II

Youth Job Link (YJL)

This program is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market. YJL will be integrated into the Resource and Information (R&I) component of the Employment Service (ES), but will feature expanded, youth-focused offerings. The program will offer three categories of service, each of which will be available year-round.

Services include:

  • Career exploration services to increase knowledge of career options and support career decision-making
  • Career management services to improve readiness for the labour market
  • Job search, readiness and matching assistance to connect youth with employers offering employment opportunities, including summer jobs

Youth Job Connection (YJC)

The program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.

These include:

  • Paid pre-employment training to promote job-readiness;
  • Job matching and paid job placements, with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers;
  • Mentorship services; and
  • Education and work transitions supports.

Youth Job Connection Summer (YJCS)

The program serve youth aged 15 to 18 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities. This program is offered all year but the focus is on summer/after school jobs.

Program supports include:

  • Pre-employment services: Youth participate in a minimum of 20 hours of paid pre-employment workshops designed to improve job readiness and life skills.
  • Job matching, placements and employer hiring incentives: Youth participate in paid job placements up to six months in duration. Throughout the placement, they have access to one-on-one job coaching support from the service provider, as well as networking and mentorship from members of the community, employers and past program participants.

Training Programs

Our Employment Services Staff can help you explore your options for updating your skills or retraining. Visit our 1 Leaside Park Dr. location in Thorncliffe Park to discuss your training options Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm and Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

Second Career

You may be eligible if you have been laid off on or after January 1, 2005 including EI claimants, EI Reach back claimants, or Non–EI Eligible, and if you require skills training for employment in demand occupations in Ontario.

Retail Sales Training

Number of hours of training: 12 hrs

Content includes:

  • Overview of the nature of retail work
  • Using a basic computerized cash register
  • Customer service language
  • Intercultural and cross cultural communication skills and strategies
  • Resume and interview preparation (including mock interviews) for retail positions

*At the end of the course there is a volunteer placement for 4 hours at a retail store

Computer Training

We provide practical, entry level computer training for low-skilled individuals especially, job seekers. The sessions cover computer basics, the use of toolbars, preparing Word and Excel documents, creating a table, spread sheets, flyers, basic emails & introduction to using the Internet.

Workplace Communication (WCC) Program

TNO delivers the WCC program in partnership with Ryerson University, as part of our Career Education & Employment for Women (CEEW) program.  The WCC program is focused on understanding cultural differences related to communication of soft skills in the workplace. The program helps internationally-trained individuals enhance their intercultural communication skills necessary for the Canadian workplace and prepare for professional bridging programs.

Benefits to participants include:

  • Regained self confidence in the workplace
  • Improved culture-based soft skills and professional communication skills within the context of the Canadian workplace
  • Improved personal effectiveness in the workplace and a more satisfying work environment
  • Access to mentoring and coaching by experienced professionals
  • Increased potential for entering into profession-specific bridging programs offered through The Chang School of Continuing Education Gateway for International Professionals (Ryerson University)

Click to view the flyer for information about upcoming sessions

Doctor’s Study Group

TNO has study group for internationally educated medical doctors to support them in their goal of obtaining license to practice their profession in Canada. This weekly study group session is led by a community volunteer. We provide this group with a space to conduct the session, study materials and refreshments during their break time. This group is guided and mentored regularly by a range of speakers from different health care fields. We have created partnerships with Sherbourne Health Centre, South Riverdale Community Health Centre, and Flemingdon Community Health Centre who can provide internships and job placements as they come available.