Your job is out there. We’ll help you find it. As an Employment Ontario service provider JobStart’s goal is to make it easier for job seekers to find and access employment and training services. We do this by providing an integrated service delivery for job seekers and employers looking to hire. Our professional staff are here to help you prepare for and find work in your field if interest. JobStart is “Where Futures Begin!”

JobStart has a range of services available at no cost to you

Employment Ontario programs and services are offered at JobStart’s 219 Dufferin St., Suite #1C location (King & Dufferin), and JobStart’s 2930 Lake Shore Blvd. W., location (corner of Islington Ave. and Lake Shore Blvd. W.) Employment Ontario programs and services are not offered at JobStart’s 41 Chauncey Ave. Location.


Self-service information and resources – anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers. Prior to accessing the Resource Information Service clients need to meet with a JobStart staff member

Assisted services – (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) – people who are unemployed and out of school. Meet with a JobStart Staff member who will help you identify your employment and training needs, determine and access components of the Employment Service which is appropriate, access services to government and community services outside of Employment Ontario and develop an Employment Service Plan.

Employers can help in identifying their human resources skill requirements, matching of position/workplace needs to participants’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience, and support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support success and retention.

Employing Young Talent Initiative - Small businesses and employers who hire and retain youth aged 15-29 may be eligible to receive an incentive of up to $2,000 for each youth that they assist in finding meaningful employment towards building a career.  Please call 416-231-2295 and speak to a JobStart Job Developer for more information.

Service description – Helps clients find

  • sustainable employment
  • assessment of skills, capabilities, interests and experience
  • job search strategies , including resume preparation
  • information about different careers and occupations, the local labour market, employment and training opportunities
  • on-the-job training and/or work experience and, in some cases, additional support to help maintain employment
  • information about all Employment Ontario programs and services
  • access to Second Career program to provide laid-off workers with skills training for high-demand occupations
  • information about, and referral to, other community services and support

This Employment Ontario service is funded
in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Lake Shore Location >
2930 Lake Shore Blvd. West
(Islington Ave. & Lake Shore Blvd. W.)

Dufferin Location >

219 Dufferin St. #1C

(King St. W. & Dufferin St.)

Chauncey Location >

41 Chauncey Ave.

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



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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