Progress Career Planning Centre offers numerous workshop to help you get back to work. For more information and to register please call 416-439-8448

Employment Orientation Sessions

Our employment sessions give you an opportunity to learn about the different programs and services available to you in the community. At the end of the session you will have an opportunity to ask relevent questions. If you are EI-eligible* you will have the option of registering to work one-to-one with an experienced career consultant to address your employment needs.

*EI Eligible:
Currently reveiving Employment Insurance Benefits or
Have received Employment Insurance within the last 3 years or
Have received paternity or maternity leave benefits under Employment Insurance within the last 5 years


  • What do employers look for in people they hire?
  • What skills do you need to successfully manage your working life?
  • Why do some people prosper in today's workplace while others struggle?
Attend the one-day Survivability® workshop (held once per month) to find the answers to these questions. A trained Survivability Leader will facilitate this interactive session.

Examine: How the Canadian job and work marketplace has changed
Explore: The ten key Survivability® Skills profiled in Survivability: Career Strategies for the New World of Work (Janis Foord Kirk) and how to develop them.
Assess: Your own Survivability Score
Build an Action Plan: To improve your skills

Job Search Workshops

Learn skills to look for work in today's job market. These one-day workshops are designed for job seekers who enjoy a fast-paced learning environment.

Resume Preparation:
  • Learn 3 different resume styles
  • Write great cover letters
  • Using profile cards
The Hidden Job Market:
  • How to tap into the "hidden" jobs
  • Current employment trends
  • Identifying job leads
Interview Skills:
  • Prepare for the job interview
  • What employers are looking for
  • Practice difficult questions

Researching On The Internet

This 3 hour session takes a more advanced look at job search on the internet.

Starting with a search for a description of your career field using NOC codes, you can use this information to learn about related fields, then find labour market trends for your field including future outlooks and current wages. Also covered is:

  • Setting up job bank search profiles
  • Researching companies within your field
  • How to research training and education requirements for your job.

True Colors

Green, gold, blue, orange,
respect, pride, values,

This is a fun and interactive 1/2 day workshop in which you will discover your own "True Colors".
The more you learn about yourself and how you impact others, the better you can market yourself to appropriate employers.

Bridges: Interactive Workplace Skills

Learn how to:
  • Manage - projects, process, risk, changes, quality, and stress
  • Develop - leadership, interpersonal skills, self-esteem, and customer focus
This half-day interactive workshop includes a highly realistic mini-project with all the challenges of a real-life Canadian project or business venture.

Skill Development Options

In this half-day workshop, explore different ways to develop your skills; learn how to research training schools; learn about HRDC guidelines for training and implications while on E.I. Please speak to your Employment Consultant if you are interested in this workshop.

Resource Centre Workshops:

Basic Introduction to Microsoft Word

If you have limited computer experience, this workshop is for you. This 2-hour introduction to computers and Microsoft Word, is made to help you learn the basics of using this word-processing program. You will learn how to open, save, and close files, how use formatting on your documents, and other basic functions.

Internet for Job Search

This 2-hour introductory Internet workshop is designed to teach you how to use the Internet to look for jobs, search job banks, find company information, read news and more online.
Note: For those who have never used a computer, we recommend you attend the Basic Introduction to Microsoft Word workshop first

Using Email

Attend this workshop to learn how to use email to send and receive mail, and how to attach files. In the hour and a half, you will sign up for your own free web-based email account and learn how to use the different features available.

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