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Organization: JobStart - Dufferin Street - Ontario Employment Services  
Phone Numbers: 416-231-2295
TTY: 416-253-2722
Fax: 416-253-2728
219 Dufferin St, Suite 1C
Toronto, ON
M6K 3J1
Intersection: Dufferin St and King St W
Location: In the Dufferin Liberty Centre, lower level * look for separate entrance
Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu 9 am-5 pm, Tue 9 am-7 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm * closed on statutory holidays
Public Contacts: Jemima Sabapathy - Director, Programs and Strategic Initiatives
Service Description: Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Youth Job Connection -- paid pre-employment training * job matching * paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

Youth Job Link -- youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops * job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs

For employers: Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

Employment Accessibility for Students with disabilities -- assistance with matching skills and qualifications to full or part time employment * resume and interview tips * realistic employment action plans * assistance in gaining work experience and marketable skills

Fees: None
Application: Call or drop in * for general information on Employment Services call the toll-free Employment Ontario Contact Centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit
Eligibility / Target Population: 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

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school

Youth Job Connection -- Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment Youth Job Connection Summer -- Ontario residents 15-18 years who intend to continue high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement * focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work

Youth Job Link -- Self-service information and resources, any youth 15-29 years, including students * Job matching services, youth 15-29 years, including students, who reside in Ontario and are eligible to work in Canada

Employment Accessibility for Students -- postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities
Languages: English
Area Served:
Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, North Etobicoke, Malton, West Woodbridge, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Etobicoke, Toronto, York - Toronto  
See Also: Employment Assistance
Employment Assistance for People with Disabilities
Employment Assistance for Youth

This information was last completely updated on April 17, 2018

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