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Training Programs

Your needs for work and training can be met by TNO’s Employment Services. You can go forward in obtaining and keeping a job with the help of our team. We provide the resources, training, and assistance required to launch your career or prepare for a better job, ranging from employment preparation classes to career coaching and placement services.

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Better Jobs (formerly Second Career Program)

The Better Jobs Ontario (formerly Second Career Program) helps Ontarians train for in-demand jobs.

Effective April 29, 2022, the program was expanded to better help people who may face challenges finding stable jobs such as gig workers, youth and people on social assistance. If you have been unemployed for six months or longer, and are part of a low-income household, you may benefit from these changes.
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Better Jobs Ontario provides eligible applicants with:
  • Skills Training for In-Demand Jobs
  • Financial Support
You can apply for up to $28,000 for costs, including:
  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Other Instructional Costs, Including Student Fees, Supplies and Electronic Devices
  • Transportation
  • Basic Living Allowance (up to $500 per week)
Additional funding may be available for:
  • Childcare
  • Disability-Related Supports
  • Living Away from Home
Literacy and Basic Skills (Lbs) and/or Language Training
You qualify for Better Jobs Ontario if you either:
  • have been laid-off and have not been working or are working a temporary job just to cover costs
  • have not been laid-off but have been unemployed for six months or longer and are part of a low-income household
You can still apply if you receive either:
  • Employment Insurance (EI)
  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
A fast-track stream is available for those who have been laid off due to COVID-19. Laid-off due to COVID-19 While the Better Jobs Ontario program is open to unemployed jobseekers, a fast-track stream is available if you were laid-off because of COVID-19 and want to retrain for jobs in sectors that have potential for future employment. If your application meets all the following criteria, you will go through a faster approval process, giving you access to training sooner:
  • You were laid-off on or after March 1, 2020.
  • You have a high school education or less, you were laid-off from an occupation requiring no more than a high school education and job-specific training, such as food and beverage servers, flight attendants and retail salespersons.
  • You were laid-off from an industry hit hard by the pandemic, such as hospitality and food services, transportation and warehousing or wholesale and retail trade.
  • You want to train for a career in demand in a local community or provincial priority area.

Road to Employment

Road to Employment will better equip professional jobseekers new to Canada, especially women, for the post COVID-19 economic recovery plan. The program aims to help participants identify and achieve their career goals through an advanced workplace communication training. Participants will build on soft skills, focus on building an inclusive workplace while learning about the Canadian workplace culture. Access to mentoring and coaching by experienced professionals.

Job Mentoring Program
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The Road to Employment Program helps equip professional jobseekers to adapt to Canada’s job market.
The program offers:
• Professional coaching and mentorship
• Introduction to the Canadian workplace
• Advanced workplace communication training
• Career goal exploration
• Cultural competenc

Contact Information

Sadia Zafar

Language and Skills Development Programs

Tel: 416-467-0126 ext. 1224

Retail sales training

Customer Service & 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, spreadsheets, flyers, basic emails & introduction to using the Internet.

Computer training
Doctors Study Group

Study Group for Internationally Trained Medical Doctors

TNO has study group for internationally educated medical doctors to support them in their goal of obtaining license to practice their profession in Canada.

For more information contact:

Humera Sarwar


Phone: 416-467-0126 Ext: 1227


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