Costi Employment Services

Provides help with finding employment, assessment of skills, capabilities, interests and experience. Helps with job search strategies, including resume preparation, on-the-job training or work experience. Assists with Second Career program to provide laid-off workers with skills training for high-demand occupations. Staff at the Mississauga location speak Arabic, Assyrian, English, Hindi, Italian, Konkani, Marathi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, and Urdu.

Career Planning and Assessment Services

Services are available to all unemployed or underemployed individuals who are legally eligible to work in Canada, meet a minimum of suitability criteria and are serious about their job search. Services include:

  • Employment and career assessment and counselling
  • Employment planning and preparation
  • Applications for skills training, small business and apprenticeship programs

Employment Resource Centre

Services available:

  • Informative employment seminars, such as: job searching strategies; effective résumé and cover letter writing; interview tips; and how to use the Internet in your job search
  • Access to computers, phone, fax machines and photocopier
  • Diverse print library of employment related material
  • Up-to-date job postings
  • Employment Facilitators available to answer a full range job search questions
  • Registration in our On-Line Services including our Resource Room workshops, Employment Strategies for Professionals and our Virtual Library of essential websites
  • Information and referrals to complementary community services

Employment Strategies for Individuals with International Experience

Services available:

  • Diversity and adapting to the Canadian workplace workshops.
  • Credential evaluation assistance.
  • Job search document development including: resume, cover letters and interview follow up letters.
  • Effective and proven job search techniques.
  • Interview preparation.
  • One-to-one employment counselling.
  • Job placement and development assistance

Job Search Counselling, Placement and Job Retention Services

  • One-on-one employment consultation
  • Job placement assistance, i.e. referral to job leads, access to job postings
  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Subsidized on-the-job training and/or direct employment placement
  • Development of an individualized employment action plan
  • Career exploration through job trials, job shadowing and volunteer opportunities
  • Registration in On-Line Services workshops and courses of interest
  • Access to employment start-up supports, i.e. transportation, work attire, etc
  • Matching for newcomer professionals with a mentor in their field
  • Followup and continued support for six months after hiring

Pathways to Success: Life Skills, Career and Small Business Program for Women

This is a 3-week program which addresses issues of self-confidence, life management and job search skills. Available Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Topics include:

  • Practice self-marketing skills (present your top relevant skills)
  • Create accomplishment statements to boost your resume
  • Learn & practice stress management techniques to gain a greater sense of personal power
  • Develop your own goal and action plan
  • Learn strategies and positive affirmations to increase self-esteem
  • Gain confidence when dealing with conflict
  • Examine healthy food choices and understand why proper nutrition is good for your physical and mental well-being
  • Practice assertive behavior in various situations in personal and professional life

Settlement Services

Newcomers are linked to community resources and services such as banks, shops, housing, health, cultural, educational, recreational and legal facilities. Interpretation, counselling and employment related services.

The Mentoring Partnership

This program is for immigrants with a professional background. You will be connected to a mentor who shares your professional background and knows how the local labour market works. 75% of participants find a job in their professional field within one year of completing the program.

Youth Job Link

Available to youth who are 15 to 29 years old and looking for work. Services include:

  • Career exploration services to increase knowledge of career options
  • Career management services to improve readiness for the labour market
  • Job search, readiness and matching assistance to connect youth with employers

How do I get there?

Located at the intersection of Winston Churchill Blvd. and Aquitaine Rd. Serviced by Mississauga transit route: 109, 10, 39 or 90

  • Employment Services, Mississauga
  • 6750 Winston Churchill Boulevard, Unit 8A
  • Mississauga, ON
  • Phone: 905.567.0482

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