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Are you a newcomer woman to Canada, currently without work or in temporary jobs?

Milestones to Employment is a FREE* employment program that can place you in a steady, high-demand and long-term career opportunity.

The Program

Milestones to Employment is a research project (funded by IRCC*) to assist Visible Minority Newcomer Women with little or no previous work experience, who are open to entry-level careers in the high-demand Commercial Cleaning and Institutional Food Service (Catering) industries.

  • 4-week classroom training to help you get a job and prepare you for a successful career.
  • 12-week paid work-placement with a professional company in Commercial Cleaning or Food Service.
  • One-on-one employment coaching and support.
  • Transportation and Childcare support during training for eligible clients.

*Program funded by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Visible Minority Newcomer Woman.
  • Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee.
  • Canadian Language Benchmark 4 or higher.
  • High School Diploma or higher.
  • Availability to attend the MANDATORY 4-week classroom training from 10 am - 2 pm, Monday to Friday, at Sussex Centre, Community Door in Mississauga.
  • Commitment to participate in the 12-week, paid, full-time work-placement with an employer engaged in Commercial Cleaning or Food Service at their worksites anywhere across the GTA.

Program Dates

  • Commercial Cleaning Program, Group 1: August 2020**
  • Food Service Program, Group 2: September 2020**

**Program dates are tentative and will be based on COVID19 business reopening guidelines.

Registration Process

Contact us. Please call or email us to discuss your interest and eligibility.

Commercial Cleaning Program: 416-475-1814
Food Service Program: 416-428-9748
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We will invite you to attend our Information Session.