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Number of current workshops: 20

Ace Your Virtual Interview

The Interview is key to getting a job. During these challenging times, how we interview has changed.
Discover how to handle challenging interview questions with confidence; learn how to collect, compile and present information that showcases your skills and experience; find out the common mistakes that happen in interviews and how to avoid them.

To register click here

Times: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Date: 2024-02-22

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: 2024-02-22

English Conversation Circle Click, Connect, Communicate!

Our conversation circles are a great way to improve your English language skills and make new connections.

Our conversations cover a wide range of topics such as food and nutrition, sports, health, transportation, housing, family, banking, employment, education, Canadian citizenship, and much more!

JOIN THE CIRCLE TO:

  • Develop your speaking confidence
  • Build vocabulary
  • Get familiar with Canadian culture
  • Improve pronunciation
  • Create new connections

Classes offered at no cost every Wednesday, 1:00 pm—2:30 pm and 4:30 pm—6:00 pm

To register click here, or call 416.244.9980 or email linctoronto@costi.org

Download flyer here

Times:

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing

English for Visitors and Work Permit Holders

Six weeks online course. Learn to speak, read and write English.

INSTRUCTION INCLUDES:

  • Write short messages
  • Improve basic vocabulary
  • Conversation for daily activities
  • Read and understand simple stories
  • Develop and use grammar and punctuation

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Visitors to Canada
  • Work permit or study permit
  • Individuals 18 years and older

To register call 416.534.7400 or email edu@costi.org

Download flyer here

Times:

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, and Information Technology Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, conventional refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

To register call 905.459.6700 today.

Download flyer here

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Language, Employment, and Settlement Services, Brampton

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Language, Employment, and Settlement Services, Brampton

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, and Information Technology Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, conventional refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

To register call 905.451.7147 today.

Download flyer here

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Enhanced Language Training Services

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Enhanced Language Training Services

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, Information Technology, and Health Care Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, conventional refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

To register call 905.479.7926 today.

Download flyer here

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Language & Skills Training Services, Markham North

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Language & Skills Training Services, Markham North

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, Information Technology, and Health Care Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, conventional refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

This program is offered from Monday to Friday.

To register call 289.842.3124 today.

Download flyer here

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Richmond Hill

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Richmond Hill

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, Information Technology, and Health Care Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, conventional refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

To register call 905.479.7926 today.

Download flyer here

Times:

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Language & Skills Training Services, Markham South

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Language & Skills Training Services, Markham South

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, Information Technology, and Health Care Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, conventional refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

To register call 905.761.1155 today.

Download flyer here

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Vaughan

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Vaughan

Enhanced Language Training for Accounting and Finance, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, Information Technology, and Health Care Professionals

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting and Finance, Teaching and Education, Health Care, Information Technology, Office Administration and Customer Services.

Services Available:

  • On-line Sector-specific terminology modules
  • Workplace communication training
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking, etc.)
  • Exposure to  Canadian Workplace
  • Job search support

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, conventional refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

To register call 289.841.3032 today.

Download flyer here

Times: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Language & Skills Training Services, Newmarket

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing | Language & Skills Training Services, Newmarket

Expressway Cybersecurity Bridging Program - Information Session

This program is designated to assist highly skilled internationally trained individuals with a background in Information Technology obtained outside of Canada and who now reside in Ontario, and are unemployed, integrate into the Ontario workforce in obtaining a certificate and secure occupation in the high demand Cybersecurity field.

To register click here

Times: 10:00am to 11:00am

Date: 2024-02-28

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: 2024-02-28

In-Person Hiring Event: Conect.Collaborate.Create Change.

Join COSTI Employment Services in partnership with Progress Place and the Weston Mount Dennis Service Provider's Network for a diversity hiring event that aims to advance employment engagement in our vibrant communities!

 
When: February 28, 2024
Time: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where: Learning Enrichment Centre, 116 Industry Street, Toronto
 
RSVP: February 19, 2024
 

Times: 10:30am to 3:30pm

Date: 2024-02-28

Located at: Not Applicable

Fees: None

Region: Toronto | Date: 2024-02-28

Internationally Trained Individuals (ITI) Solutions - Bridging The Gap To Employment Information Session

This program is designated to provide employment assistance to residents of Peel and York Region who are internationally trained individuals in the fields of Finance and Accounting, Information Technology, Healthcare and Engineering enabling them to succeed in the work-place. Internship openings in occupations specifically related to the clients' background and assist clients in obtaining a professional internship. These are paid work placements in the client's chosen field and working for companies matching their occupational objective.

To register click here

Times: 10:00am to 11:00am

Date: 2024-02-22

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: 2024-02-22

Internationally Trained Individuals (ITI) Solutions - Bridging The Gap To Employment Information Session

This program is designated to provide employment assistance to residents of Peel and York region who are internationally trained individuals in the fields of Finance and Accounting, Information Technology, Healthcare and Engineering enabling them to succeed in the workplace. Internship openings in occupations specifically related to the clients' background and assist clients in obtaining a professional internship. These are paid work placements in the client's chosen field and working for companies matching their occupational objective.

To register click here

Times: 10:00am to 11:00am

Date: 2024-02-29

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: 2024-02-29

Join COSTI`s Virtual Expressive Arts Group for Girls 12-15

Focus of the Group :

  • Expressive Arts-based, Interactive Mindfulness, and Safe Space
  • Boost self-love, self-care, and confidence using visual arts, poetry, music, movement and journaling
  • Learn and practice strategies to manage anxiety and stress and discover the importance of rest
  • Connect with your emotions and increase your coping tools through the power art, curiosity and creativity
  • Develop healthy relationships in a supportive environment.
  • Have fun! 

8-week program
Starting February 22, 2024
Thursdays: 5:30-7 p.m.

Registration and assessment appointment required prior to group start date. 

Download the flyer for more.

Times:

Date: 2024-02-22

Located at: Family and Mental Health Services

Fees: Free

Region: Toronto | Date: 2024-02-22 | Family and Mental Health Services

netWORKS Information Session for Youth 18-29

If you are between 18 and 29 years old and excited about getting your career started, netWORKS is a new way for you to make connections with mentors who can help you get your career off the ground.

To register, click here 

Times: 9:30am to 12:00pm

Date: 2024-03-27

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: 2024-03-27

Planning Your Career Webinar

Participate in a webinar that will help you make informed decisions about your career path. Find out where you are now and where you want to be.

To register, click here 

Times: 10:30am to 11:30am

Date: 2024-02-27

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: 2024-02-27

Women-specific Employment Training (WSET)

Starting January 22, 2022, COSTI will be offering women-specific employment-related language courses for female students who are Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, or Minister’s Permit holders.

This training program is focused on enhancing vocabulary related to the specific occupational sector and facilitating their transition to employment.

  • 6-week training offered on Saturdays, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

To learn more about this program click here

To register click here  or contact us at 416-244-9980 or linctoronto@costi.org

Click here to see the program flyer.

Times: 9:30am to 2:30pm

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing

York University Information and Engagement Session

Meet York University representatives to learn about the culture, employee advantages and opportunities within the University.

Discover the benefits of growing your career with York University.

Agenda:

  • About York University
  • Recruitment at York University
  • York University Temporary Agency
  • Connect with York University
  • Links and Resources

Download the flyer!

Times: 11:00am to 12:30pm

Date: 2024-02-22

Located at: Virtual

Fees: No cost

Region: Virtual | Date: 2024-02-22

Youth Job Connection Virtual Information Session

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU! Our staff is working remotely to deliver employment related support.

The Youth Job Connection (YJC) program serves youth aged 15-29 experiencing multiple barriers to employment.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Resident of Toronto (Ontario)
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Unemployed
  • Not attending school or full-time training

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Paid pre-employment & Life Skills training

  • Paid job opportunities
  • Mentoring and peer support services
  • Education, training or work transitioning support
  • Access to training and skills development opportunities

ESESSENTIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES:

  • Customer Service/Grocery Stores
  • Administration
  • Manufacturing, Medical & Pharmaceutical
  • Delivery Services
  • Technology & Computer Remote Work
  • General Labourer

To register, send email to torontoemployment@costi.org or call 647-827-1425 

Download flyer here

Times:

Date: Ongoing

Located at: Virtual

Fees: None

Region: Virtual | Date: Ongoing