Employment Services

Practical guidance and support to get the right job for you.

From identifying opportunities to helping you write effective resumes and prepare for interviews, the YMCA will help find the job that’s right for you.

More resources, more opportunities, more support!

  • We will work with you to identify your employment goals.
  • Together we will explore current and projected market trends.
  • You will get sound advice about how to identify and pursue the right opportunities.
  • We will help you build a resume and cover letter, as well as prepare you for job interviews.
  • Free access to computers, photocopier, printer, fax, and WiFi

If you are interested in a career in the hospitality industry, the YMCA of Greater Toronto can help. We offer a unique 18-week program for people who receive social assistance. When you join our Hospitality Training Program, you will:

  • Complete 96 hours of classroom training where you will learn how to build a team and basic First Aid. When you complete this course, you will receive your Communication Food Handlers Certification.
  • Complete 375 hours of hands-on kitchen training where you will learn:
    • Vegetable cutting
    • Baking, and cooking techniques
  • Attend food lab demonstrations to learn how to:
    • Make soup and stock
    • Cook meat and fish
    • Prepare salads and dressing
    • Prepare pies and cakes

For more information about this program, please watch this Hospitality Video, contact us at 416-916-1066 ext. 123 or visit us at our Toronto John Street YMCA Centre in Metro Hall.

To see our catering menu click here (PDF)

The Government of Ontario provides some helpful resources on how new or existing small businesses can get advice, support and information on government regulations. Please visit this link for details.

To learn more about YMCA Employment programs call 416-928-9622 or 1-800-223-8024 or visit your local YMCA Centre.