Labour Market Access

Our Labour Market Access program connects newcomers with programs and information relating to employment, skills and career development and professional employer connections through networking.

Program highlights includes:

  • Labour market Information and referrals
  • One-on-one coaching, Information sessions, events and networking activities
  • Assistance with business start-up and mentoring
  • Pre-employment training to become “job ready”

Labour Market Information (LMI)

LMI Specialists provide newcomers and newcomer youth with information, referral and assistance regarding the Canadian and local labour market such as developing job search and interviewing skills.

Program highlights includes:

  • One-on-one employment coaching and information sessions
  • Skills enhancement, career exploration and volunteering positions
  • Professional business connections through networking activities and much more!

Business Development Advisory Services (BDA)

Starting a business takes vision, passion, perseverance and a plan. The New Canadians’ Centre of Excellence is here to help you every step of the way. We can help you succeed!

Program highlights includes:

  • Starting and growing a business
  • Financing information and resources
  • Regulations/taxation information
  • Business plan support
  • Market research
  • Workshops and information sessions
  • Networking and business mentorship connections

Job Search Workshops (JSW)

JSW is a one week pre-employment training workshop offered to newcomers and focuses on knowledge and skills development to understand the job search process.

Program highlights includes:

  • Understanding the local labour market
  • Developing a resume and cover letter
  • Connecting to employers through networking
  • Learning interview strategies and much more!

Select for Success (SFS)

The purpose of the Select for Success program is to engage, connect and build relationships with employers and owners of various small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises to educate them on the prospects, benefits and the potential of employing newcomers.

Furthermore, the goal is to learn the opinions, behaviours, experiences, and expectations of employers across different industries in regards to hiring a newcomer as an employee.

Additionally, the Select for Success program also focuses on identifying the various recruitment styles, training methods and job maintenance techniques of business owners with a focus on recruitment, onboarding and retention of immigrant employees.

The program helps facilitate a pathway to connect with employers by understanding their varying needs from a small business owner to a large-scale company. Subsequently, employers and newcomers are connected, which aids in workforce development for employers who need to find the right fit for their company.

From April 2019 to present, there have been 652 newcomers that have been connected with employers through the Select for Success Program, as well as through Labour Market Information, Youth Labour Market and Job Search Workshops Programs.