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Explore Careers or Skills Upgrading

Explore Careers

Employment ACTion can help you on your employment journey.  We will meet with you confidentially one-on-one to review your situation and advise on the services and supports that best suit your needs.  Our experienced employment consultants are here to support you in creating step-by-step action plans, including discovering which employment goal is best for you and what steps are required to successfully achieve that goal.

Not sure what career is right for you?

Our employment consultants are trained in assessments to assist you in discovering what career paths could be best suited to you.  We support you to research and explore various career paths to help determine an appropriate job or career that matches your interests, abilities and values with current marketplace challenges.

“Thanks again for meeting with me yesterday.  Your advice really helped to clarify and assure me that I had made the right decisions about narrowing my focus, given my uncertainty.  I enjoyed our discussion and think this will really help me move forward.  Thanks again!”
- EA service user

Upgrade My Skills

Workers need a wide variety of skills and abilities to compete in today’s fast-changing labour market. To reach your goals, you may need to assess and upgrade your skills or qualifications.  By upgrading your qualifications and retraining throughout your career, you’ll be able to keep up with Ontario’s fast-changing labour market.

Employment ACTion can help you!

Our employment consultants can help you with:

  • Getting your foreign credentials assessed for Canadian equivalency
  • Referrals for English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment and upgrading
  • Online skills testing and behavioural assessments utilizing Prove It!
  • Identifying academic upgrading to support your employment goal
  • Finding unpaid work trials to build your skills, confidence and references

To help you achieve your employment goal, Employment ACTion provides FREE in-house workshops, one-on-one training and online learning to registered service users for things such as:

  • Computer Skills – basic to intermediate levels in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet 
  • Smartphones and Tablets – how to use them effectively and for job search
  • Social Media for Job Search – understanding your digital footprint, job search, and building your profile
  • Hidden Job Market – what it is, how to access it, and networking
  • Interview skills – for traditional and behavioural interview questions

Please visit our Calendar of Events and Trainings to see our upcoming in-house trainings, workshops and events.

How can I fund skills upgrading

Our employment consultants can direct you to information resources where you can investigate skills funding from a broad range of sources including institutional grants, bursaries and loans; private grants and loans; Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP); and Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

Most schools and education institutions have financial aid information online or available in their student services/financial aid department.

For privately based grants, loans and bursary awards please visit:
www.studentawards.com

For government based funding options please see:

Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities – Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities – Service Canada
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/of/index.shtml?utm_source=Opportunities+Fund+for+Persons+with+Disabilities&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=Action_Plan_Skills_Fall_2013