Message to the Jobseekers

Whether you need to master the latest job search tools, improve your resume, find networking opportunities or even train for a new career, WoodGreen is here to support every stage of your employment journey. We offer job seekers a wide range of specialized programs, with many tailored to the needs of youth, newcomers, people with disabilities and mature workers. Explore the options below.

Our Process

1. Pick a program

Search programs by keyword, tags or just browse. Select a program to review its description and requirements.

2. Find the right fit

Learn more by contacting program staff and attending an information session.

3. Apply

If the program matches your needs and interests, submit your application with support from our staff.

Newcomers Women Older (45+) Jobseekers Disability

Newcomer Women Entrepreneurship Program (NWEP)

The Newcomer Women Entrepreneurship Program (NWEP) is a free online training program for English and Arabic-speaking women who are interested in learning and developing entrepreneurial skills to start a business.

Virtual
Identify as a Woman, 18 years of age and older. Permanent residents, convention refugees or live-in caregivers
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Newcomers Women

Newcomer Community Integration Program

The Newcomer Community Integration Program (NCIP) works to address barriers experienced by newcomer immigrants and refugees who identify as women. We help to improve access to supports and opportunities that foster social and economic integration.

Virtual and in-person
Newcomer immigrants and refugees who identify as women
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Youth Newcomers Disability Women Older (45+) Jobseekers

Mentoring Pathways to Employment (for Newcomers to Canada)

The Mentoring Pathways to Employment (MPE) program empowers skilled newcomers to find and retain meaningful employment in line with their education, skills and experience.

Virtual and in-person
Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, Live-in Caregivers
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Newcomers Employers

Employer Engagement for Immigrant Integration (EEII)

The Employer Engagement for Immigrant Integration (EEII) program supports newcomer professionals to improve their cross-cultural communication skills and connect with employment opportunities. We provide customized support to help clients build their network, understand the expectations of Canadian employers and adapt to workplace culture.

Virtual
Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees or Live-in Caregivers who have completed a job search workshop and are actively seeking employment; Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 6+
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Newcomers Disability Women Older (45+) Jobseekers Ontario Works Recipients Only

Older Workers’ Initiative (Ontario Works recipients only)

The Older Workers’ Initiative (OWI) aims to improve access to sustainable employment for job seekers aged 45 years or older who are on Ontario Works and have been unemployed for at least 1 year.

Virtual and in-person
Ontario Works recipients, age 45+, unemployed 1+ years
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Youth Newcomers Disability Women

Youth Possibilities Project

The Youth Possibilities Project (YPP) is funded by Service Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. The program is open to youth aged 15 – 30 and offers 4 weeks of paid pre-employment training, followed by a 10-week paid job placement. With support from a job developer, participants explore their career options, secure a placement opportunity in their chosen field and gain valuable work experience and practical skills.

Virtual and in-person
Youth aged 15 – 30 residing in the Greater Toronto Area.
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Employers

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

WoodGreen assists employers seeking to invest in their workforce through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (C-OJG), a government program that reimburses part of the cost of training for new and/or existing employees. The objectives of the program are to encourage job creation and workforce development, improve job performance, and support skill development and advancement opportunities.

Virtual and in-person
Employers seeking to invest in their workforce through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (C-OJG)
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Youth

Youth Job Connection Program

Youth Job Connection (YJC) serves youth aged 15 – 29 who experience multiple or complex barriers to employment. The program provides more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.

Virtual and in-person
Youth aged 15 – 29 facing barriers to employment; not currently employed or participating in full-time training/education; eligible to work in Canada; residing in Ontario
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Youth

Youth Job Connection Summer

The Youth Job Connection Summer program supports youth facing life challenges to make informed educational and career planning decisions.

Virtual and in-person
Youth aged 15 – 18 who are currently in school and seeking summer employment
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Youth Disability

Employment Accessibility Services for Persons with Disabilities Program

This program assists post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and maintain meaningful employment. Our team aims to reduce disability-related barriers to employment while supporting clients to achieve their goals.

Virtual and in-person
Post-secondary students and graduates with verifiable disabilities, age 17+
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Youth Disability

Capability Program

The Capability program supports individuals with disabilities to enhance their employability skills and job prospects. Our team of job coaches and job developers work with clients to prepare for their transition into the labour market

Virtual and in-person
Persons with disabilities, whether verified or unverified, residing in the Greater Toronto Area
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Newcomers

Newcomer Settlement Program

The Newcomer Settlement Program (NSP) provides a range of settlement and employment services for immigrants and refugees

Virtual and in-person
All newcomers, including Permanent Residents, Canadian citizens and refugee claimants
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Youth

Foundations for Youth Success

Funded by the United Way Greater Toronto, Foundations for Youth Success is designed for youth experiencing multiple or complex barriers to education and employment. Building on activities offered through the Youth Job Connection program, it aims to equip participants with the life skills needed to successfully engage in employment or employment readiness programs.

Virtual and in-person
Youth aged 15 – 24 who face multiple or complex barriers to education and employment
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Newcomers Women

TRIEC Mentoring Partnership

The Mentoring Partnership connects skilled immigrants with Canadian professionals in their field. Newcomers work with mentors to understand Canadian industry trends and the local labour market, develop more effective job search strategies and build their professional network.

Virtual and in-person
Mentees: Newcomers with 2+ years of experience in their professional field; Mentors: 2+ years of experience in their professional field in Canada
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Disability

Work Initiative Network (WIN)

This 6-month, part-time employment program is tailored to the needs of clients with mental health issues. Sessions address workplace accommodation, disclosure, stress management and job maintenance, as well as practical job search skills.

Virtual
Individuals working toward recovery of mental health
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Ontario Works Recipients Only

Community Connections

This program offers a range of resources for newcomers and Internationally Trained Professionals as they settle in Canada, including career mentorship, job search strategies and language training with community volunteers.

Virtual
Newcomer adults, including Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, live-in caregivers and Government Assisted Refugees
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Youth Newcomers Disability Trades Training Women Older (45+) Jobseekers

Better Jobs Ontario

Better Jobs Ontario (formerly known as Second Career) provides unemployed individuals with financial support and skills training to secure in-demand jobs in their communities.

Virtual and in-person
Better Jobs Ontario (formerly known as Second Career) provides unemployed individuals with financial support and skills training to secure in-demand jobs in their communities.
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Youth Newcomers Disability Trades Training Women Employers

CNC/Precision Machining Skills Training Program

Delivered in partnership with George Brown College, this free training program is designed to address the challenges faced by women in trades and prepare participants for entry-level work in the manufacturing sector. It includes 14 weeks of CNC training and employability skills training, as well as an 8-week paid job placement.

Virtual and in-person
Women, trans or non-binary individuals who are age 18 or older
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Newcomers Disability Trades Training Women Older (45+) Jobseekers

Building Code Skills Development for Internationally Trained Individuals

Delivered by George Brown College in partnership with WoodGreen, this 20-week skills-training program prepares internationally trained job seekers for the role of Building Official, working in the construction sector or public administration.

Virtual
Internationally Trained Individuals with a background in construction, engineering, architecture or a related field
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Youth Newcomers Disability Trades Training Women

Industrial Mechanic Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship Program

This free program equips students with skills related to the millwright trade, which involves installing, maintaining, diagnosing and repairing industrial machines. Delivered by George Brown College in partnership with WoodGreen, the program includes trade readiness, employment preparation and academic upgrading.

Virtual and in-person
Age 18+; Permanent Resident or Canadian citizen; able to work in Ontario
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Youth Disability Women

Visual Effects (VFX) Compositing

This VFX training program is designed to give Black youth a competitive edge as they launch careers in digital compositing. Over 23 weeks, participants gain the knowledge and experience necessary to find post-production work. Training includes a six-week paid internship.

Virtual
Black youth (age 21 – 29) living in the Greater Toronto Area
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Youth Newcomers Disability Women

Toronto Youth Job Corps Case Counselling

Our team provides Toronto Youth Job Corps participants with case management support to address life challenges affecting their program engagement.

Virtual and in-person
Participants in the Toronto Youth Job Corps program delivered by JVS, Arab Community Centre of Toronto, East Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre or Youth Employment Services
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Need Help?

To learn more about our skills training employment programs, please contact:

Employment Services

(416) 405-5254
findajob@woodgreen.org

Location

815 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON
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219 Dufferin St. , Suite #1C, Building 201
Toronto, ON
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1533 Victoria Park Ave.
Toronto, ON
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2930 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
Toronto, ON
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650 Queen St. E.
Toronto, ON
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Hours

Monday to Friday
9:00AM to 5:00PM