* Platinum Award for Best Employment Agency – Etobicoke Guardian Readers’ Choice – 2015

* Silver Award for Best Learning Centre- Etobicoke Guardian Readers’ Choice – 2015

* Silver Award for Best Learning Centre- Etobicoke Guardian Readers’ Choice, 2012, 2013, 2014

* North American Impact Award – General Electric Canada, 2009

* Nominated for the United Way Spirit Award, 2007, 2008, 2009 

* Silver Award of Excellence in Service Quality-Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, 2006 

* Everyday Heroes National Campaign - Microsoft Canada 

* Diamond Award for Best Learning Centre- Etobicoke Guardian Reader’s Choice  

* Nominated for A Gem of the Lake Shore - Etobicoke-Lake Shore community

* Nominated for the Etobicoke Business Award of Excellence - the Etobicoke Chamber of Commerce



The Annual Client Achievement Award is a Board of Directors award presented to a JobStart graduate based on the following criteria:

  • Strong participation within the client group
  • Working well with staff
  • Moving forward in their path to success by either finding and keeping a job or by participating in training

June 17, 2015
JobStart’s Annual Client Achievement Award recipient for 2015 was presented to Nazeem Shamsuddin.  Nazeem was a client of JobStart’s The Mentoring Partnership (TMP) program, funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, delivered in collaboration with community and corporate partners, and the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC).  His expertise was in the area of biochemistry and administration of educational services at a University level. Through The Mentoring Partnership program Nazeem was matched with a Mentor from the University of Toronto Faculty whose guidance and support helped him to secure employment as a Coordinator in a leading pharmaceutical company.           

June 18, 2014
JobStart’s Annual Client Achievement Award recipient for 2014 was presented to Amahley Lea Mayor by Jacqueline Esler, JobStart’s Board President.  Amahley was a teacher from the Philippines who came to Canada to pursue her teaching career.

Amahley enrolled in JobStart’s Job Search Workshop program for newcomers, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and learned invaluable job search tools. Amahley was successful in finding full time employment as a Program Worker at a Child Development Centre.

The 2015 Staff Award of Excellence was presented to Diana Harrop by Jemima Sabapathy, Director, Programs and Services and Sindy Goodman, Director, Human Resources
June 17, 2015
Diana has been a member of the JobStart team for the past two years. Diana is a Job Developer at JobStart’s Dufferin location.

Congratulations Diana!

The 2014 Staff Award of Excellence was presented to Ali Behroozian by Susan Ingram, Director, Human Resources and Jemima Sabapathy, Director, Programs and Services
June 18, 2014
Ali has been a member of the JobStart team for the past seventeen years. During his tenure, he has worked with various programs such as the Career Action for Newcomer/IT the Job Connect Program and Employment Ontario.  Ali is currently a Job Coach at our Dufferin location.

Congratulations Ali!

The 2014 Employer of the Year was presented to Nick McCall, Owner, McCall’s School of Cake Decoration by Amber Morley, Administrative Assistant to Councilllor Peter Milczyn, Ward 5 Etobicoke-Lakeshore
June 18, 2014

In June of 2011, McCalls School of Cake Decoration began working with JobStart through our Summer Jobs Service Program. JobStart clients have gained valuable experience, expanded customer service and retail skills. 

Congratulations McCall’s School of Cake Decoration!



Jul 24 - 2018 JobStart Launches the Newcomer Community Integration Program (NCIP). NCIP is an enhancement to our settlement program and it works toward successful social and economic integration of newcomer, refugee women and women with no legal status in Canada.
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Jul 10 - 2018
Social Event: Let's Explore - The Village of Murals. Join us for a walking tour on July 25th, 2018 at 3:00pm - 4:45pm and meeting at Montgomery's Inn.
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Jul 10 - 2018
Hospital Presentation & Historic Tunnel Tour Gain exclusive access to the historic tunnels that run beneath Humber's Lakeshore campus on Wednesday, July 25 2018 between 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, located on 21 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive (Robert A. Gordon Learning Centre).
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Jun 14 - 2018
Come and say “Hi!” to JobStart’s staff at the "Give Me Liberty Street Party" on Thursday, June 14, 2018 between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm, located on Fraser Avenue north of Liberty.
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Jun 04 - 2018
Check out this vlog created at our Tech Networking by a New Canadian, emphasizing the difference in job search between India and Canada and the importance of attending networking events.
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May 18 - 2018
Congratulations to our recent Capability Program Graduates! Our Capability program offers 8 weeks of pre-employment training and development workshops that include free First Aid & CPR certification followed by a 12 week paid work placement.
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May 11 - 2018
Humber College invited JobStart participating in the Transition to Work Job Fair (Employment Success for People with Disabilities). JobStart was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with current and graduating students to support their search for employment opportunities.
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May 04 - 2018
JobStart recently launched The Liberty Village IT Employment Hub.
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Apr 27 - 2018
Recently JobStart had the opportunity to connect with caseworkers at the new Lawrence Heights ODSP office during their meet and greet.
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Apr 16 - 2018
​JobStart is excited to have recently connected with the employment team at @HomesFirstTO, as we work towards ensuring the homeless people they serve across the city are job ready and employed.
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219 Dufferin St. #1C

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41 Chauncey Ave.

(off Islington Ave., south of Bloor St. W.)