Employment Preparation

Programs that provide assistance for people who need information, guidance and/or training in specific job-related skills to make appropriate occupational choices and secure and retain positions that effectively utilize their abilities.



Prepares participants for employment in the skilled trades. These programs support skills building, learning, and employment opportunities in horticulture, welding, and automotive service. 

Offers pre-apprenticeship training and employment programs to anyone who has served a federal or provincial sentence and is interested in a career in the skilled trades. Participants gain marketable employment skills and a paid work placement. 

WorkPath Employment Services provides a range of pre-employment supports and employment placement services for individuals who have been incarcerated provincially or federally, and those who are currently involved, or are at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system.

Carpenters Union Local 18 Hamilton Office.  Offers training, apprenticeship and employment opportunities for job seekers in the carpentry industry. 

Provides employment support for general trades and connects them with industry employers for work placements. This program runs for approximately 30 weeks. Participants are provided with personal protective equipment and a basic tool kit.

Provides job seekers with industry training that enhances skill sets, productivity, safety, and workplace communication. Helps to increase job prospects and job mobility for workers in the cannabis industry in a practical learning environment. 

Provides one-on-one support to job seekers with self-disclosed disabilities with the goal of gaining and maintaining meaningful employment. Supports business owners with implementing accessible hiring practices.

An employment placement program for young adults under 30 years old. Assists job seekers in their search for employment by providing them with individual support to help understand their skills, identify their role in the labour market, and recognize their potential contributions to employers.

Free program for internationally trained teachers and early childhood educators. Program includes:

Offers employment counselling to newcomers who are unemployed or underemployed and actively seeking work. Services include:

Provides women and non-binary people with the opportunity to reskill or upskill in advanced manufacturing or data science through certification training and additional supports related to navigating non-traditional workplaces and job development.

Offers training opportunities and employment support for young women and non-binary youth.  

Services include:

Offers support for women to help secure employment in the skilled trades industry.  Provides participants with technical training and job coaching with specific regard to machinist and electrical work. 

Successful participants will receive:

Offers support for persons with self-disclosed disabilities to prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment.  Includes one-on-one, group coaching and work placements. 

Offers free training sessions and skill upgrading opportunities to assist participants in finding employment.

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