Employment Services | YMCA of Greater Toronto

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Employment Services

Get in-person or remote support, and overcome the challenges of looking for a job with help from our employment experts. Visit our calendar to explore our FREE workshops, webinars and stay up to date on our job fairs.

If you prefer to speak to someone right away, please contact your preferred location below:

Etobicoke
416-741-8714

North York
416-635-9622

Scarborough Milner
416-609-9622

Pickering
905-427-7670

Peel
905-276-9322

Richmond Hill
905-780-9622

Scarborough Tapscott
416-335-5490

Whitby
905-668-0044

Upcoming Employment Events

We are continually updating the calendar below with FREE job fairs, webinars and workshops for you .
Please click on the Follow button to stay up-to-date on all of our Employment Events.

Virtual webinars and workshops
Job fairs (In-person and virtual)
In-person workshops (Scarborough location)
In-person workshops (Peel location)
In-person workshops (Etobicoke location)
In-person workshops (York location)
In-person workshops (Durham location)
In-person workshops (North York location)

Tips from YMCA Employment experts

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to wear a mask?

Yes, you will need to wear a mask or face covering when inside the building.

Will you have hand sanitizer available?

Hand sanitizer will be available in multiple, high-touch areas throughout the building. You are also encouraged to wash your hands with soap and water frequently.

Should I wipe my own area down?

At this time you will not be able to work at the centre. The in-person meeting area will be wiped down before and after meetings.

When are you re-opening?

Varies by location. Please contact the location nearest you for more information.

Will the Y be limiting the number of visitors?

Yes. During this phase of re-opening, we are accepting only a limited number of booked appointments.

How far in advance can I book my appointment?

Please contact the location nearest you.

When should I arrive for my appointment?

Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment to avoid crowding in the office.

What programs will you be running and what amenities will be available?

We will continue to provide the great virtual options we have been since March. In-person – one on one – meetings is the only other in person activity we are offering currently.

If you are open, why aren't you offering all of your programs?

In order to minimize risk by allowing for physical distancing, we are limiting the number of people in our centres during phase 1 of our re-opening.

Are you an employer with positions to fill? Let's team up!

We work with hundreds of employers across the GTA, finding quality candidates to meet your needs. We also offer free training programs and subsidies for clients hired through YMCA Employment Services!

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Employment Services are funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

For more information about YMCA Employment Services, call (416) 928-9622 or 1-800-223-8024.

Helping job seekers believe in themselves

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"I used to be a freelance artist. When the pandemic hit, I had to rely on CERB and eventually, I was no longer eligible. I turned to the Y and found a career counselor who really understood my situation. She believed in me when no one else did — not even myself.

"Within 48 hours, the Y had helped me find an opportunity, and I got the job in less than a week. I can honestly say the Y gave the greatest support I could have asked for and helped me make a new, better life for myself."

—Akeem
Former participant in Y Employment Services who is now employed!

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