Skills Training Programs

Enhance your knowledge and upgrade your skills in a variety of topics including Workplace Health and Safety, Small Business Basics, Customer Service and more.

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Program Information

Skills Training focuses on providing skills that will help newcomers to Canada to accelerate their prospects of entering the labour market by preparing them with greater knowledge and skills.

Some of the Skills Training sessions are offered in partnership with local organizations that contribute their time and expertise. Sessions change every month.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering services virtually.

Online Trainings Offered

The following is a list of online trainings offered, if the link is live, registration is open.

  • Introduction to Health & Safety in the Workplace (including online module with Ministry of Health)
  • Basic Computer Training: Using the Internet for Job Search
  • How to Start a Food-related Business
  • Using PowerPoint for Presentations
  • Steps to starting your own business
  • Online Interview Skills
  • Starting a food-related business (+safe food handling certificate)
  • Credential Assessment for regulated and non-regulated occupations
  • Strategies to Access the Hidden Job Market
  • Excel for employment and self-employment purposes
  • Virtual College Exploration
  • Customer Service Part 1
  • Customer Service Part 2
  • Creating a job search/skills training plan
  • Information Session: How to Start a Home-based Childcare
  • Personality Tests for education and career planning
  • and more.

Sessions are offered in group and individual settings.

Program Contact: Yennis Camargo

Eligibility Requirements

Participants must be permanent residents, landed immigrants, intend-to-land, approved PR applications, Convention refugees.

  • A *JSW Assessment with an employment action plan is required prior to participation. To book a JSW assessment, please contact our Welcome Centre at 905-685-6589 Ext. 225 or email us at generalenquiries@folk-arts.ca
  • All sessions are offered in English, therefore, a minimum level of English of *CLB 4 is required.

(*JSW: Job Search Workshop)
(*CLB: Canadian Language Benchmarks)

All clients must register before starting a program.

Hours of Service

Due to COVID-19, all Skills Training sessions are currently offered online between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Accommodation for training after 4:30 pm maybe arranged upon request.

Interested in this program?

Please contact a team member for more information.

Team - Job Search Workshop
JSW/Skills Training Registration


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