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Employment Services for Newcomer

Employment Services

New to Canada? We can help!

We recognize that newcomer women, youth and gender-diverse folks face additional barriers in finding employment and re-establishing their careers when they settle in Canada.

Our FREE employment and training programs support you in becoming independent and effective in your employment journey. By joining us, you will gain the skills, confidence and experience required to find a job or move on to further training. Through combinations of one on one counselling, group workshops, employer connections, job fairs and networking opportunities, you will gain enhanced employment-related skills and access to the Canadian labour market.

Our services are available online, in person, and over the phone. Call or email us to book an online or in-person appointment with our staff.

Join us to access these employment and training opportunities:

Individual Counselling Services for Women, Youth and 2SLGBTQ+ Youth

Join us to experience individual employment support through one-on-one counselling sessions with a female Employment Counsellor to aid successful job search including career exploration, job search tools and individual needs assessment to increase chances of obtaining and maintaining employment. Referrals may be made to other programs and service providers to assist clients in meeting their employment goals. Our counsellors also help our clients to identify their strengths and address challenges that they may face when seeking to enter or re-enter the workforce.

Our staff speaks the following languages:

English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Somali.

Women Employment Workshops

Join us to access the training you need to gain and maintain employment. Multilingual Female Employment Counsellors are available to provide services in different languages. Our training workshops will focus on workplace culture in Canada, customer service, communication, career cruising, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills and effective job search tools. We offer morning, afternoon and evening workshops that customized for you!

Youth Employment and Life Skill Workshops

Join us to engage in workshop, skill development and learning opportunities centered on various topics inspired by newcomer youth. Topics may include creating safe spaces online through digital literacy, developing online portfolios, applying for grants and scholarships, and image and presentation, etc.

Job Fairs

Join us to broaden your networks, make new connections and find a lead that could take your career or job search to the next level. Through our job fairs, we will provide you with networking opportunities that brings together local employers and job seekers. Your next job is just one click away!

Hiring Newcomers and Creating Inclusive Canadian Workplaces

YWCA Hamilton has more than 100 years of experience support a wide variety of employers to find and retain skilled, qualified talent. Collaborating with us as an employer opens doors to transformative opportunities for newcomer women and gender-diverse individuals, simultaneously addressing your organization’s staffing requirements and promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. If you are an employer who is interested in integrating newcomer talent to your organization but need help to get started, please fill out the form below:

Enhanced Supports

Our staff team will support you in providing care for your children while you attend our services. We will also assist you with transportation, translation and interpretation services to make our programming accessible.

To get in touch for more information about Care for Newcomer Children, or to register:

Find out if you’re eligible to join us!

Ready to Join?

To register, complete our online application below.

Have questions about our employment and training opportunities? Contact us!

Monica Aberilla (she/her)
Newcomer Employment Counsellor/Job Developer
Email: maberilla@ywcahamilton.org
Cell-Phone: 365-324-0247

Lissette Mendez
Newcomer Employment Counsellor/Job Developer
Email: LMendez@ywcahamilton.org
Phone: 905.522.9922 ext.324
Cell-Phone: 365.324.0253

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