Career Support

The clients who receive employment support are in transition and require assistance with the creation of a plan of action and on-going support to meet their employment goals.

 

  • Are uncertain of what you want to do? Are thinking about a career change, retraining, or other education?

  • Are considering self-employment?

  • Feel that there are things preventing you from succeeding that are out of your control?

  • Suspect that your resume does not reflect all you have to offer?

  • Are nervous about interviews?

  • Are feeling down about being between jobs?  

Job Search Centre

The Job Search Centre is a hub for the self-directed job seeker. Each visitor may utilize a wide range of FREE resources and tools such as:

 

  • Equipment to assist in job search (including assistive technology for persons with disabilities)

  • Internet access and bookmarked links to popular job search websites

  • Access to information on job opportunities

  • Client phone-line for pursuing job leads and voicemail for employers to leave messages

  • Resource library with current career/labour market information, employer, and training information

  • Resume/cover letter preparation and critique 

  • Directory of community based resources

  • Information on funding options (such as, EI, student loan, and industry incentives)

  • Information on apprenticeship and other provincial programs and/or projects

Case Manager Support

Clients who receive case manager support are in transition and require assistance with the creation of a plan of action and on-going support to meet their employment goals

Our case managers help job seekers with the following:

  • Entering the labour market and making career transitions

  • Career planning, employment readiness, and job search assistance

  • Understanding, accessing, and applying labour market information (employment trends, wage rates, and training needed)

  • Developing and using effective job search strategies and tools including resumes and cover letters

  • Accessing the "hidden job market"

  • Developing and submitting applications for provincial government employment programs

Career Counselling

In-depth evaluation of an individual's career development options by a qualified counsellor who specializes in helping clients with complex challenges.

Job Development

Working intensely with employers to help facilitate their needs and connect them to job ready workers. Assisting job ready workers connect with employers.

Employment Maintenance

Assisting clients post-employment to ensure that successful attachment to the workforce continues.

Working with individuals to provide them assistance with post-employment, in the workplace, to overcome challenges and provide support.

Referrals

Clients who have identified employment related needs that cannot be met by the Opportunity Place, and other non-employment needs, will be referred to an appropriate private or public sector provider (such as community services, health or education) for assistance. These may include financial counselling, personal counselling, addictions, substance awareness and/or drug and alcohol prevention/information or counselling.