Labour Market AccessEmployment Supports assists Newcomers to Canada to find employment commensurate with their skills and education. A range of activities are available to provide information, and help Newcomers develop skills, make informed decisions and foster connections that they need to seek employment or pursue career pathways.

These activities include:

  • Assessment, Information and Referral Services
  • Job Search Workshops
  • Mock Interviews
  • Resume Critique
  • Job Fairs
  • Networking Events
  • Information Sessions on Employment Topics

Mentoring has proven to be one of the most successful strategies to assist newcomers find suitable employment. The idea behind mentoring is a simple one – connecting an internationally-trained professional with Canadian professionals. It is effective in helping many newcomers overcome some of the most significant barriers that they may face as they try to enter the labour market. Specifically, mentors can help a newcomer connect with other professionals in their field, provide critical information about their profession in Canada, and enhance the mentee’s knowledge of the Canadian workplace culture.

Group mentoring sessions facilitated by volunteer mentors in the areas of:

  • Accounting, Banking and Finance
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • And more…
Job Search Workshop (JSW)

The Job Search Workshops (JSW) program offers pre-employment training to newcomers and assists them in gaining knowledge and skills to better understand strategies, business perspectives, and next steps relating to the job search process.

JSW Offers You:

  • Thorough needs assessment by trained assessors
  • Pre-employment workshops conducted in a computerized environment
  • Specialists who understand the job search needs of newcomers
  • Personalized action plans
  • A supportive environment in which to learn about job search strategies and Canadian business perspectives
  • 1-on-1 job search coaching

Program Locations and Times:

Employment Supports activities are available at all HMC locations

Sessions are delivered during the day Monday to Friday, as well as in evening and Saturday sessions.


Employment Supports participants must be landed immigrants, convention refugees, live-in caregivers, or persons to whom Canada intends to grant permanent residence. Canadian citizens are not eligible. Participants should be able to communicate in the English language.

To learn more about Job Search Workshop please contact us:

HMC Connections

(905) 842 – 2486

(905) 864 – 6565

(905) 257 -1555


Services for Entrepreneurs

Network for Small Business

This program is designed to help small entrepreneurs launch or grow their businesses through:

  • Workshops to provide entrepreneurs with the skills and information they need to meet the requirements of the Canadian market.
  • Networking events to connect them with other small business owners to support and learn from one another.
  • Promoting their businesses effectively through the tools of social media.
  • Informing small businesses about any activities and events that may be of interest to them.

For more information, please contact Suzan Manaa: smanaa@nullhmcconnections.com