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Food Handler Certification

In Toronto, food handler certification is mandatory. Food establishments are required by law to have at least one certified food handler in a supervisory capacity at all times.

The certificate issued by Toronto Public Health is recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and other Health Units in Ontario. Those individuals who successfully pass the exam will receive a Food Handler Certificate that is valid for 5 years.

To register: Food handler certification classes are available at multiple organizations, see website for details.
Cost: $98.40 (for in-class program & exam)

CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS

Add the most employable skill set to your resume.
Learn the most valuable and transferable skills you would ever use throughout your career!

  • Improve your business etiquette, interpersonal skills and communication skills in customer service settings 
  • Identify features of excellent customer service and practice valuable skills delivery 
  • Apply techniques for handling challenging customers and difficult situations 
  • Receive a certificate of completion (must attend both sessions)

Eligibility:

YWCA JUMP is a program for women and girls over the age of 13 who are permanent residents, convention refugees, or live-in caregivers with temporary work permits.

Dates: Tuesday July 19th and Wednesday July 20th 2016
Time: 9:30-12:30pm

For more information and to register, please contact Tracy Chow at 416 964 3883 ext. 403 or tchow@ywcatoronto.org

Academy of Learning College
At Academy of Learning College, we say we’re committed to the success of our students – and we mean it! From your first contact with our career consultants and financial assistance advisors to the employment services we offer upon graduation, we guide and support you to make sure you achieve all of your goals. We are committed to bringing our students skills, work experience and independence so that they can enjoy a happier and more prosperous future.

Programs & Services:

Healthcare
Diplomas offered:

  • Medical Office Assistant (MOA)
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Community Service Worker

Law/Business
Diplomas offered:

  • Paralegal (accredited by the Law Society of Canada)
  • Law Clerk
  • Immigration Consultant
  • Police Foundations
  • Business Administration
  • Conference and Event Planner
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Legal Office Assistant
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Sales Professional

Accounting | IT
Diplomas offered:

  • Accounting & Payroll
  • Business & Office Accounting Clerk
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • PC Support Specialist
  • Microcomputer Business Applications

Other Diplomas

  • Customer Service & Information Clerk
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Home Inspection Diploma
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Home Inspection Certificate
  • Web Designer
  • Sales Professional

Details:

Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays – 8:00 am. to 8:00 pm.
Fridays – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Newcomer Women's Services Toronto
Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto was founded by a group of Latin American refugees in 1983. For the past 30 years, we’ve been helping immigrant women from all around the world to become part of the wider community. With the help of volunteers and community partners, our friendly, all-female staff provides employment and settlement services, skills development, and language training, completely free of charge. There are also programs for children, including child care for kids between 19 months and 6 years of age.

Programs & Services:

Emergency First Aid CPR / AED Level C Certificate for Job Seekers
Taught by LIVESAFELI qualified instructor, this training covers the fundamentals of adult, child and infant CPR. On successful course completion, attendees will receive Canadian Red Cross certification valid for 3 years cross-country.

Food Handler Certification
Are you looking for a job in food, hospitality or health care industry? Now take the opportunity to become a CERTIFIED food handler!

Details:

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed (or working only part time/on-call)
  • Not attending full time school/training
  • Not registered with another Employment Ontario Agency
  • Have a valid SIN and ID

Canadian Centre for Skill Development
Canadian Centre for Skills Development (CCSD) is a Toronto-based federally incorporated not-for-profit organization.  Our expertise and diversity of services includes working on a wide range of initiatives with all levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal) and private sector. We offer a wide variety of customized programs for personal and organizational development. Through our integrated personal approach we utilize various principles, theories, and techniques to meet the unique needs of our clients and exceed their expectations.

Programs:

Skills for Entry into the Travel and Tourism Industry 

Participants will study all aspects of the travel and tourism industry and prepare for TICO (Travel Industry Council of Ontario) mandatory exam certification to ensure employment ready following the program. Curriculum includes both International and Canadian content, enriched by research assignments, field trips, guest speakers, and industry events.

This is a 20 week program that cover a wide variety of topics such as World Destinations (Tourism Geography), Tours, and Cruises, Travel and Tourism Essentials, Accommodations (hotels, resorts etc.), Sales,  and Enhanced Customer Care, Professional and Effective Communication in the Workplace, Managing Time and Stress, and Building Self-Confidence. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to apply for full or part time employment.

Details:

Eligibility:
To be eligible to participate in this program, the following criteria must be met:

  • Referral from an Ontario Works Caseworker to attend a program orientation, and one-on-one interview to determine suitability.
  • 18 +
  • Highschool diploma
  • Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or one who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Strong interest in the Travel and Tourism Industry

University Settlement
University Settlement helps individuals and families to learn and grow by engaging them in social, cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. University Settlement is committed to enhancing the quality of life of the people in the diverse communities we serve.

Programs:

Customer Service & Call Centre Certificate Program
Our proven course provides students with extensive hands-on training for customer service and call centre work followed by job search assistance so they can begin their careers as soon as possible. Training will also include a practicum period for students to gain direct experience.

Details:

Eligibility:
Candidates must be receiving Social Assistance, speak fluent English and have basic computer skills

York Construction Academy
The York Construction Academy (YCA) opened in 2001 as a registered Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. YCA provides a hands-on learning experience for individuals pursuing a career in the construction and renovations industry. YCA provides pre-apprenticeship training in carpentry, home renovation courses, and more! With a 93% employment rate, our construction programs have been developed to adequately train workers for entry-level positions in the construction and renovations industry.

Our student population includes men and women of all ages, people trained in the skilled trades looking for certification, and new immigrants who need re-certification at an Ontario trades school. Many newcomers to Canada are highly educated professionals that take our programs in order to obtain hands-on experience and prepare for a Canadian certification.

Programs:

Construction Technology & Trades Training
Our construction programs include training in important skills such as maintenance of shop equipment, framing methods for residential construction, and metal framing concepts. In addition, students will also undergo carpentry training, learning how to prepare and install baseboards, moldings, doors, windows, ceiling systems, and flooring systems. The installation and replacement of electrical wiring, lighting fixtures, electrical control, fire alarms, switches, relays, and circuit breaker panels to ensure compatibility and safety for customers will be taught as well.

Our students will undergo training in the field of plumbing, learning how to determine the layout of a plumbing system, how to install and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems, how to locate positions for pipe connections, passage holes, and fixtures in walls and floors; measure, cut, bend, and thread pipes using hand and power tools or machines; and join pipes using couplings, clams, screws, bolts, cement or soldering, and brazing and welding equipment. Ceramic wall tile-setting will be another major component of the Construction Technology program.

Home Renovator Program
A state-of-the-art program, which allows individuals to successfully gain theoretical and practical training in residential renovations. This program can be for beginners who would like to pursue a career in the renovations industry or experienced individuals that would like to obtain legal Certification as a Home Renovator. Our Home Renovator program is a combination of our Construction Technology Program but also now includes a more in depth hands-on-learning experience which includes roofs, roof rafters, handrails, framing for stairs and stringers.

Drywall Installer
As part of our drywall school, students will learn how to prepare layouts in conformance to building codes, position and secure sheets to metal or wooden studs and joists, and measure, cut, and fit drywall sheets for installation on walls and ceilings.

Students will also learn how to fill holes and cracks with joint compound using trowel and a broad knife, fabricate and install suspended metal ceiling grids and place in panels to form acoustical ceilings, and apply finishing tape and plaster to achieve a seamless appearance.

Carpenter’s Assistant
The skills demanded of any carpenter’s assistant are numerous and include reading and interpreting blueprints, drawings, and sketches to calculate requirements and specifications, preparing layouts, measuring, cutting, shaping, assembling, and joining materials made of wood and wood substitutes, building foundations, installing floor beams, laying sub-flooring, and erecting walls and roof systems. Any good carpenter must also know how to maintain, repair, and renovate residences and wooden structures.

Ability Learning Network
The Mandate of ALN is to reduce barriers to finding and maintaining employment for motivated jobseekers through skills training, job development and employment supports.

We achieve our mandate by:

  • Creating community partnerships
  • Empowering clients to identify their skills and interests
  • Developing connections with employers
  • Respecting clients’ unique situations
  • Delivering high quality services
  • Being as flexible as possible in meeting clients’ needs

Programs:

Building Trades
ALN’s 16 week Building Trades training program is primarily hands-on and instructs students in the skills required to maintain electrical systems, perform plumbing repairs, carry out carpentry tasks, repair drywall and learn painting using a variety of techniques.  The approach taken is to demonstrate the skills and then allow students to try it themselves.  Our fully equipped training facility is designed to simulate a real world working environment.  Following 12 weeks in the classroom and workshop, students complete a 4 week Work Experience Placement. Students who complete the skills training receive a certificate in Building Maintenance and Repair as well as certifications in WHMIS, Health and Safety and First Aid and CPR.

TDSB (Toronto District School Board)
The Ontario Works programs provide training in selected sectors to people who are on social assistance. These courses offer both an in-class component and hands-on work experience through a job placement. Participants also learn valuable job search skills.

Programs:

Entry to Food Processing- Full time EFP Certificate- 5 weeks In-class training-4 weeks Work Placement Experience- Receive WHMIS, CPR and First Aid training.

Self-Employment Development-8 weeks In-class SED training and Consulting- Get the tools you need to start your own business and be on your way to career independence.

Details:

Eligibility:

  • Ontario Works clients
  • 18 years of age or older at the time of registration
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Be willing and able to work and complete the program
  • Have a referral form from a TESS Case Worker or Ontario Works Liaison Worker
  • Grade 10 minimum