This video presents “Labour Market Information”:

  • Labour market information can help you make better decisions about your job and your work life in Canada

This is an update to my previous post “Working as One”: Toronto’s Workforce Development Strategy to Integrate Beneficial Services for Employers & Job Seekers .

In order to help Canadians find jobs and help companies secure the skilled employees they need, Toronto launches Workforce Development Week wherein Toronto’s Workforce Development Strategy has three key objectives:

  • Ensuring that employers’ workforce needs are addressed
  • Ensuring that unemployed city residents get access to opportunities and jobs
  • Delivering the best possible value to employers, job seekers, communities and the City for the resources invested in workforce development

During this Workforce Development Week the City of Toronto in Ontario will showcase initiatives, programs and events that are successfully connecting employers and job seekers.

Here are the highlights of the Workforce Development Week:

  • Submit your resume and search for employment opportunities with the Employment Opportunities System
    • To view unpaid work experience placements within the Toronto Public Service, please click here
    • To view employment opportunities related to the Metrolinx Georgetown South transit expansion projects, please click here
  • For workshop and job fair information, visit Toronto’s Employment Centre Portal  which is the first phase of an on-line Toronto Employment and Social Services (TESS) Employment Centre wherein you can
  • BizPal Online business permits & licences:
    • Helps you find the permits and licences you may require when starting or operating your business
    • The step-by-step process to generate a customized list of permits and licences you may need to operate or open your business is now simplified and more user-friendly, guaranteeing access to results faster

The full list of Workforce Development Week events:

These community events follow Monday morning’s launch event, where Mayor Rob Ford talked about the City of Toronto’s efforts and events aimed at connecting employers and job seekers:

October 22

October 23

  • *Keeping you Connected – Toronto North Business Luncheon: at 300 Supertest Rd.  from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday
    • Giving employers:
      • an opportunity to learn about business and hiring incentives available through the City
    • Promoting business through social media
    • Preparing a business for emergencies
    • Attendees will also receive an ICI real estate market update

October 24

  • Canada Learning Bond Event – FREE  education money for your children from the Government of Canada:
    • The City of Toronto, in partnership with SmartSaver, Service Canada and financial institutions will help low-income residents gain access to the Canada Learning Bond
    • The Canada Learning Bond is a $500 grant from the Government of Canada provided to help low-income families start a Registered Education Savings Plan for their children
    • This event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Queensway Employment and Social Services, 779 The Queensway
  • *Investing in Neighbourhoods Recognition Event

  • TRIEC Campus Roadshow

October 25

October 26

* Please click here for more info about the above events of Workforce Development Week.

City of Toronto Contact Info:

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685
E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Always call 911 for emergencies.

Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!

You're Invited: Toronto Workforce Development Week Oct.22-26, 2012

You’re Invited: Toronto Workforce Development Week Oct.22-26, 2012

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

October 22, 2012

City of Toronto launches Workforce Development Week

The City of Toronto is helping people find jobs and helping companies secure the skilled employees they need. Mayor Rob Ford announced the launch of Workforce Development Week, beginning today – Monday, October 22. Throughout the week, the City will showcase initiatives, programs and events that are successfully connecting employers and job seekers.

In March 2012, City Council unanimously endorsed Working as One: A Workforce Development Strategy for Toronto. The strategy has three key objectives: ensuring that employers’ workforce needs are addressed; ensuring that unemployed city residents get access to opportunities and jobs; and delivering the best possible value to employers, job seekers, communities and the City for the resources invested in workforce development.

“The City is committed to keeping Toronto competitive by helping businesses thrive in Toronto. It is equally important to ensure unemployed people get the help they need to get back into the workforce,” said Mayor Ford at today’s press conference launching the City’s Workforce Development Strategy.

During Workforce Development Week, events for employers and job seekers are taking place across Toronto. These events reflect Toronto’s Workforce Development Strategy in action and illustrate the ways employers, community partners, other governments and City staff are working together daily to assist employers and job seekers.

Heather MacVicar, General Manager of Toronto Employment & Social Services, strongly encourages Toronto residents and employers to participate in the many events going on during the week. “This is a great opportunity to learn about the many programs and services benefiting employers and job seekers.”

More information about Working as One: A Workforce Development Strategy for Toronto and the Workforce Development Week schedule of events is available at http://www.toronto.ca/workone and http://www.toronto.ca/workone/events.htm.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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