Employment Services staff work with immigrant job seekers to attain employment while valuing, acknowledging and respecting them. Employers are our partners in helping newcomers find work and make Saskatoon their home.
SERVICES FOR JOB SEEKERS
Our Employment Counsellors work with newcomers to:
1. Life & Employment Enhancement Program (LEEP) - This is an employment readiness program aimed at helping newcomers to acquire and improve their life and basic skills to achieve sustainable employment. Facilitators assist clients in assessing strengths and challenges and developing action plans that will lead them to employment or future training. This program is designed to be complementary to the regular English language Instruction for Newcomers.
2. Fast-track to Employment - A career and employment orientation program which provides industry specific training to support clients in developing skills to be able to find work in retail, hospitality, production and manufacturing sectors through short training, job placement and job shadowing.
3. Enhanced Employment Counselling Services - Targets newcomers with multiple challenges to employment and support them in career exploration and decision making through enhanced assessment, supported job search, recruitment assistance and skills matching.
4. Youth Employment Connection - For immigrant youth in high schools. Through employment related activities and services, the youth are assisted in preparing for and obtaining part-time employment. They also learn about financial planning and budgeting for future education and training.
5. Business Ready – A small group program to support clients’ job search by assisting them to cultivate job search skills, preparing them for the workplace, assisting them increase their awareness of workplace rights and obligations. This program also has a mentorship component that provides a link between clients and mentors in their field of interest so they could learn about Canadian workplace expectations.
6. Direct To Work - A job development service with a continuous intake of clients to support them through their job search. It also offers extended hours of service in order to meet the needs of job seekers. As well, the program offers support, guidance and advice on credentials recognition and professional licensing and follows up services to help workers and their employers resolve workplace issues and support lasting employment.
7. Skills -4- Work - This program is targeted for those who want to acquire the skills or develop the Canadian workplace knowledge for the office environment. It assists them with the development of oral and written English for the workplace as well as practice in keyboarding and computer applications.
8. Towards Enhanced Labour Market Access (TELMA) - The program is designed to assist underemployed immigrant professionals and certified tradespersons to hold on to their short-term objective of earning income while working towards achieving their long-term career and employment goals. The end goal of this project is for skilled immigrant professionals to find jobs suited to their training, experience and career goals.
9. Enhanced Language Training Program (ELT) - The program is targeted to skilled immigrants, possessing knowledge, skills and abilities obtained outside Canada through education, work experience, special training, and apprenticeship programs. The program addresses the four main challenges faced by immigrants in obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment:
Information about the next ELT session and Information Sessions or phone us at 306-653-4464.
EMPLOYMENT, SETTLEMENT, ACCOUNTING AND ADMINISTRATION SERVICES 100-129 3RD AVE N. SASKATOON, SK P: (306) 653-4464 F: (306) 653-7159