About the Employment Service's Unit Programs (ESU)
Employment Service Unit
Saskatoon Open Door’s Employment Service Unit offers a wide range of employment services to Newcomers. These services fall into two categories:
1. Employment assistance
2. Supportive services
The major purposes of these services are:
· to meet identified employment needs of individual newcomers to Saskatoon
· to facilitate newcomers’ integration into the labour market and ultimately their settlement in the community
English for Employment
English for Employment provides language training for newcomers to improve their communication skills in order to express themselves clearly and confidently. The goal of this part-time, 8 week program is to improve workplace communication with employers, co-workers and customers for future employment.
The course includes: Workplace Communication, Canadian Culture, Labour Standards, Safety at Work, Local Resource Connections and Document Preparation (cover letters and resumes).
Requirements: CLB 2 – 6
Over 18 years of age
Must attend class for 8 weeks
The employment assistance services provide one-to-one counselling, group counselling, workshops, and classroom based programs and activities.
¨ Employment consultation and guidance
¨ Goal setting
¨ Action plan development
¨ Job search
¨ Cover letter and resume writing
Note: Please check our Employment program link/list to identify the appropriate program that suits your employment needs
ESU Supportive Services
There are a variety of supportive services in the employment service unit that allow us:
· to better serve our clients,
· to connect with local businesses or employers, and
· to foster the opportunity for our clients to find jobs and sustain them.
Employment Counsellors will refer you to experienced personnel in the organization that will assist with translating your foreign education documents (degrees, diplomas and transcripts).
Over-the-Phone Interpretation Service (OPI)
A toll free telephone service is available to staff to offer interpretation for clients in multiple languages in absence of in-person interpretation. This allows us to continue offering services despite a language barrier.
Certified Notaries notarize certificates, transcripts and related documents.
Client Support Service (expense reimbursement)
In some cases where financial barriers exist for upgrading skills, credentials or licensing, our employment unit will reimburse the client for some of the expenses incurred. Client Support may be applicable after the client has met all our registration requirements, and pending the manager’s approval.
For more information please check the Employment program list below:
Connecting With Employers
How to Access Our Employment Services
Individual Case & Career Management
Life and Employment Enhancement
Skills 4 Work
Self Assisted Service Centre
Advanced Language Training
Youth Employment Connections