Settlement Services

Employment Services

AWO’s employment program is designed to assist newcomers, in a culturally sensitive environment, with writing resumes, cover letters, and job applications; developing networking strategies and more. The program assists clients to understand their skills and limitations and are referred to other organizations for further assistance with their job search.  We have developed partnerships with several other employment agencies such as Employment Ontario to assist clients and choose programs and services appropriate to clients’ needs and career goals.

Our clients’ initial needs assessment determines if they are ready to search for a job.  If our client is not ready we will assist them to better understand their job search barriers and determine the best next step to becoming job search ready.  One-on-one and group sessions assist clients to better understand Canadian companies, employer perspectives, and networking strategies to connect with others

Within the sessions clients build skills and their knowledge and awareness of the Canadian work environment and workplace culture.  Attending both group sessions and referral services assists clients to secure jobs.  Clients gain support and guidance in finding employment that matches their skills and education and assistance in overcoming barriers to employment