The Catholic Centre for Immigrants has several employment service programs that help newcomers find work or transition to new careers in Canada.
As part of our Community and Employment Connections Program, we offer a variety of workshops and one-on-one sessions to newcomers who want to improve their job prospects. We offer services to youth and adults. You will learn how to build a resume, make a good first impression in an interview, and how to succeed in a job interview. We post workshop dates and job opportunities on our CCI Youth Facebook page and LinkedIn. For more information on how we help you, please visit our CCI Employment Team page.
International Students Project
This program is run by the Settlement Department. We help international students in Canada with their settlement needs with a particular focus on pre-employment. The objective of this project is to ensure international students have the right tools to find employment that would lead them to becoming eligible for Permanent Residence under IRCC’s Express Entry. Clients can expect to develop skills on pre-employment capabilities, such as resume building, interview mentorship, job-postings referrals; as well as tailored information regarding Study Permit/Post-Graduate Work Permit applications for them and their dependent family members. This information will be delivered via workshops, one-on-one meetings and mentoring, as well as regular newsletters and other media content. Eligibility: Must be registered at a post-secondary institution in Canada.
Career Transitions for Health Professionals
CCI, in partnership with World Skills, delivers the Career Transitions Program for internationally trained health care professionals. This program provides focused training for unemployed or under-employed health care professionals. Click here for contact information.
Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Program
CCI and World Skills are proud to be co-providers for Ontario of the Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) Program. The main purpose of this initiative is to deliver a series of online courses to people who intend to come to Canada. Click here for more information.
World Skills is a separate agency located in the same building as the Catholic Centre for Immigrants. Founded as a settlement service in 1997 by Local Agencies Serving Immigrants (LASI), World Skills helps thousands of immigrants to integrate into the local labour market through language training, cultural competency building, and job search support. For more information on World Skills services, please click here.