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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

NSLT - Emp Specialist Apply Now


This is a full-time contract position scheduled to work 35 hours per week, from March 4, 2024, to August 31, 2024. Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.


  • Solicits placement opportunities in the professional sector relevant to clients’ experience.
  • Inquires with employers about safety precautionary measures and conducts worksite inspections prior to placing clients.
  • Prepares and confirms placement contracts with employers.
  • Organizes and conducts pre-employment workshops blended delivery in class, via Teams and other online tools.
  • Identifies clients’ job readiness and employment training needs.
  • Assists participants in developing individualized and self-directed job search work plans and career portfolios.
  • Reviews, critiques, and provides feedback on participants’ résumé development and finalization.
  • Provides one-on-one counselling and support to program participants via telephone, email, virtual meeting tools and/or in person.
  • Assists participants in identifying and networking with field professionals.
  • Prepares clients for online and in-person job/work placement interviews, provides feedback and coaching.
  • Monitors participants’ progress in their field placements and employers’ satisfaction.
  • Assists participants in securing employment in the professional sector relevant to their experience.
  • Solicits feedback from participants and employers for program evaluation.
  • Prepares and maintains narrative and statistical reports and other documentation as required.
  • Inputs clients’ information into database system for services provided and maintains case notes of clients’ coaching sessions and records of employer contacts.
  • Conducts follow-ups with participants upon completion of training and field placements.


  • Career / Employment Counselling Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience.
  • Minimum of six (6) months of experience facilitating employment workshops and counselling.
  • Must have nine (9) months experience working with employers and placing clients.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with Foreign Trained/Experienced Professionals.
  • Experience using virtual meeting tools such as Zoom, MS Teams, and file sharing options like One Drive.
  • Experience in facilitating online training through Learning Management System (LMS) such as Moodle.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Internet, and email is essential.
  • Knowledge of wage subsidies and/other Employment Support Programs offered through MAESD
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with exceptional multitasking skills.
  • Knowledge of access to professions for newcomers and their pre-employment needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be fully vaccinated or be exempt from vaccination on human rights grounds. COSTI reserves the right to request information establishing the validity of the exemption.



Duration of Position:

March 4, 2024, to August 31, 2024

Starting Salary Range:

$29.75 to $31.23 per hour

Posting Date:


Closing Date:



"We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please."

COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.