Job Search Help

November 14, 2012 |

 

Library Group
Put your hand up if you want a job! The library can help you get there.

The library is a great place to start your job search. We offer job search and career workshops across the city, just for teens.

All sorts of job opportunities and resources are out there and we've gathered together the best online resources and some suggested employers. We grouped them into the following areas:

Summer

Part-time

Full-time

We've also gathered resources for Youth with Disabilities and Youth on the Street.

Check out our Job Shadowing & Mentorships section to learn more ways to build your experience.

Here is a selection of books (and ebooks) to help you get started on your job search or when you're trying to figure out what kind of career you want to pursue.

What Color is Your Parachute Knock em Dead 2017 201 Killer Cover Letters 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions Resume 101


What Color is Your Parachute for Teens
, by Carol Christen (ebook)

Knock 'em Dead 2017: The Ultimate Job Search Guide, by Martin John Yate (ebook)

201 Killer Cover Letters, by Sandra Podestra (ebook)

101 Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions, by Ronald W Fry (ebook)

Resume 101, by Quentin Schultze (ebook)

 

Best of luck with your job search!

 

 

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Summer

The search for summer jobs begins earlier than you think - usually around January for most jobs and around November for summer camp jobs.  Get a head start on summer job searching by using the resources below.

Bayview Glen Day Camp

This camp hires over 350 students every summer. Centrally located, facilities include air-conditioned buildings, outdoor pools, gymnasiums, theatre and sports fields.

Canada's Wonderland

Seasonal and permanent jobs at Canada's Wonderland.

Canadian National Exhibition

CNE runs from late August to eary September. Job application is available on the CNE website.

Centreville Amusement Park

Are you a hard-working, enthusiastic individual looking for lots of fun, new friendships and good wages? If you are, we would like you to apply for a job at Centreville Amusement Park, on Toronto Island. Great positions are available in Food Services, Retail Sales, Rides, Game Operations, and Ticket Sales. 

Enterprise Toronto

If you are interested in starting your own summer business but need some guidance then check out Enterprise Toronto. This is a program sponsored by the City of Toronto Economic Development Office that provides hands-on business training and mentoring to help teens run their own summer businesses.

Government of Canada Services for Youth

Lists resources and strategies for summer jobs for Canadian students. Job sources; how to find a job. Start your own business; volunteering to get work experience.

A Guide for Teens: How to Find a Summer or Part-Time Job

This article is geared to older high school and college teens. Find out how to develope an "action plan" for getting a summer job. What do employers look for? Where can teens find jobs?

Harbourfront Centre: Jobs

View the current employment opportunities at Harbourfront Centre. Situated on Toronto's waterfront, Harbourfront Centre is a facility for contemporary culture. It's year-round operation offers some 4000 internationally acclaimed events ranging from music, literary and theatrical festivals to children's activities and craft shops. 

Job Bank: Student Job Search

Government of Canada Job Bank is the largest Web-based network of job postings available to Canadians. Search for the jobs collected and posted daily across Canada. Great, easy to use resource. 

Ontario Camps Association Online Job Board

Jobs at summer camps in Ontario. Choose Applications from the Job menu to use the OCA Postings service which matches up people looking for summer camp work with the directors of nearly 300 member camps. 

Ontario Summer Jobs for Students

Summer jobs for students: Information for high school, university and college students, ages 15 to 29, looking for work this summer. From the Government of Ontario.

Ontario Summer Jobs Service

This Ontario government program can help you find a summer job. The program provides free services to improve your job-search and self-marketing skills. It also provides wage support for jobs with businesses and farms, as well as with not-for-profit and other community organizations.

Parks Canada Student Employment

Work for Parks Canada from May to September through the Student Employment Program.

Summer Company Program

Start a summer company: students. How to get money and advice to run a summer business in Ontario.The Summer Company program provides hands-on business training and mentoring – together with awards of up to $3,000 – to help enterprising young people (aged 15-29) start up and run their own summer business. 

Summer Work Experience

Summer Work Experience creates summer jobs for secondary and post-secondary students. There is a wide choice of participating government departments and agencies that offer unique job/career experience for students returning to school in the fall.

Toronto Parks and Recreation

Be part of day camps and have lots of fun! Toronto's department of Parks and Recreation lists current opportunities that are suitable for youth.

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange

If you are between 16 and 17 and returning to school in September, you may apply to work in Quebec during six weeks in the summer.

Young Canada Works

If you are interested in unique summer work experience unlike any other student job, then the Young Canada Works (YCW) program is for you. YCW provides full time secondary and post-secondary students (ages 16 to 30) with summer work experience and skills.

Youth Employment Service Toronto (YES)

This agency in downtown Toronto helps teens, young adults, and at-risk and disadvantaged teens find jobs and start their own businesses.

YouthConnect: Youth Opportunities Ontario

Career and employment help for teens. Choose Job Market for charts of transferable, computer, and software skills to plan your career. Information on starting your own business, apprenticeship, summer jobs, Ontario internship program, and Rural Youth Job Strategy.

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Part-time

Do you need a job after school or on the weekends? Websites here identify opportunities for those in school who need a part-time job for spending or saving money.

Job Bank: Student Job Search

Job Bank is the largest Web-based network of job postings available to Canadians. Search for the jobs collected and posted daily across Canada. Great, easy to use resource. 

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

OYAP helps teens (entering Grade 11 and at least 16 years old)obtain placements in 130 skilled trades that can be learned through apprenticeship training while still in school.
Publisher - Government of Ontario, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities,

Toronto Parks and Recreation

Toronto's department of Parks and Recreation lists current opportunities that are suitable for youth.

Workopolis

Search for jobs by keyword, location, date of posting. FastTrack search for finding jobs by industry or job title. Student summer and part-time jobs. Job alerts and RSS feeds for FastTrack areas. Your resume can be public or private.
Publisher - Globe Information Services and Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd.

Youth Employment Service Toronto (YES) 

This agency in downtown Toronto helps teens, young adults, and at-risk and disadvantaged teens find jobs and start their own businesses.

Youth Employment Strategy

The Government of Canada created the Youth Employment Strategy to help young Canadians (aged 15 to 30) obtain career information, develop skills, find good jobs and stay employed. Once inside the site, there are links to directories and agencies dedicated to youth employment employment.

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Full-time

Have you finished school? Looking for permanent work? These websites identify government programs and job search sites that will start you off on your job search.

Cultureworks

Looking for work in the cultural sector? Looking to apprentice with an arts organization? Here is an innovative recruitment network to help artists, creators, producers, technicians, and administrators, develop careers and find jobs.

Job Bank: Student Job Search

Job Bank is the largest Web-based network of job postings available to Canadians. Search for the jobs collected and posted daily across Canada. Great, easy to use resource. 
Publisher - Canada. Human Resources and Skills Development

Jobs at the City

Want to work for the City of Toronto? Search for current, summer, and ongoing job opportunities.

Monster Canada

Canadian and worldwide jobs. Resume builder allows you to post your resume without your name. Shortcut to search the jobs. Set up a job search agent with My Monster to receive email job alerts. Employer profiles, discussion group, and help.
Publisher - Monster Canada

Toronto Youth Job Corps

TYJC connects at-risk youth (16-29) who are out of school and not working to the job market. In the first phase (5 weeks), you'll get help discovering your strengths and improve stability in your life. In the second phase, you'll get placed with an employer, based on your interests and skills. You may be eligible for a $250/week training stipend during the first phase.
Publisher - St. Christopher House

Workopolis

Search for jobs by keyword, location, date of posting. FastTrack search for finding jobs by industry or job title. Student summer and part-time jobs. Job alerts and RSS feeds for FastTrack areas. Your resume can be public or private.
Publisher - Globe Information Services and Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd.

Youth Employment Service Toronto (YES)

This agency in downtown Toronto helps teens, young adults, and at-risk and disadvantaged teens find jobs and start their own businesses.

Youth Employment Strategy

The Government of Canada created the Youth Employment Strategy to help young Canadians (aged 15 to 30) obtain career information, develop skills, find good jobs and stay employed. Once inside the site, there are links to directories and agencies dedicated to youth employment employment.
Publisher - Government of Canada

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Youth with Disabilities

If you are disabled you may qualify for certain employment and training programs. Check out the websites below for the right organization and program for you.  

Hawkins Institute

Hawkins Institute was founded in 1995 by Gail Hawkins to offer a service that helps people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and more able autism acquire vocational skills and find meaningful work.
Publisher - Hawkins Institute

Skills Link 

Skills Link funds community organizations that assist youth facing barriers to employment. A barrier could be a handicap, lack of education, difficulty with English, or lack of a stable home life. Community advisors work closely with youth to help them decide the kind of job they want and the skills they need to get it. Together, they develop an action plan, tailored to assist the young person in meeting his or her employment needs and career goals.
Publisher - Government of Canada

WORKink: Virtual Employment Centre For People With Disabilities

Canada-wide network which supports and promotes the equitable employment of people with disabilities. Job postings, resume writer, chat rooms.

Youth Employment Service Toronto (YES)

This agency in downtown Toronto helps teens, young adults, and at-risk and disadvantaged teens find jobs and start their own businesses.

Fabarnak

Fabarnak Restaurant and Catering is a social enterprise initiative of The 519 Church Street Community Centre. They provide a structured training environment that helps people with employment barriers to gain work experience under the guidance of a professional team of chefs and front-of-house staff. Fabarnak's program defines 'barriers to employment' broadly. Previous program participants have included trans youth undergoing a gender transition, newcomers to Canada with limited Canadian work experience and young people in recovery from addiction.

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Youth on the Street

If you are on the street and out of work there are opportunities for you to gain a job and work experience. Check out the websites below for information.

Beat the Street

Beat the Street (BTS) is a learning center in downtown Toronto for youth who are at-risk, street involved or homeless. They are a program of Frontier College.

Skills Link

Skills Link funds community organizations that assist youth facing barriers to employment. A barrier could be a handicap, lack of education, difficulty with English, or lack of a stable home life. Community advisors work closely with youth to help them decide the kind of job they want and the skills they need to get it. Together, they develop an action plan, tailored to assist the young person in meeting his or her employment needs and career goals.

St. Stephen's Community House Employment and Training

St. Stephen's Community House is a community-based social service agency serving the needs of Kensington Market and surrounding neighbourhoods in downtown West Toronto.

Youth Employment Service Toronto (YES)

This agency in downtown Toronto helps teens, young adults, and at-risk and disadvantaged teens find jobs and start their own businesses.

Phoenix Print Shop

The Eva's Phoenix Print Shop is a socially and environmentally responsible commercial printer that supports a training program for homeless and at-risk youth. Located at Eva's Phoenix, a transitional housing and employment facility for homeless youth, the Eva's Phoenix Print Shop is a social enterprise of Eva's Initiatives.

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Job Shadowing & Mentorships

Many companies offer you the chance to shadow an employee for a day or more. Mentorship programs involve a longer time commitment to an organization and provide a strong first step towards realizing a career goal.  

Cultural Human Resources Council

Looking for work in the cultural sector? Looking to apprentice with an arts organization? Here is an innovative recruitment network to help artists, creators, producers, technicians, and administrators, develop careers and find jobs.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

OYAP helps teens (entering Grade 11 and at least 16 years old)obtain placements in 130 skilled trades that can be learned through apprenticeship training while still in school.
Publisher - Government of Ontario, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities,

Take Our Kids to Work Day

This website provides you with information about Take Our Kids to Work, enables you to download materials such as posters and participation certificates, and makes it easy to register as a participant. 
Publisher - Learning Partnership

Tiny Giant Magazine: Cooperative Opportunities

This is a unique opportunity for youth interested in electronic publishing to participate in co-operative education with Tiny Giant magazine. Projects involve youth in communications, publishing, media, teamwork and leadership training. This exciting new program combines media and literacy education, information and internet technology, co-op programming, and career mentorship.
Publisher - Tiny giant Magazine

Toronto Youth Job Corps

TYJC connects at-risk youth (16-29) who are out of school and not working to the job market. In the first phase (5 weeks), you'll get help discovering your strengths and improve stability in your life. In the second phase, you'll get placed with an employer, based on your interests and skills. You may be eligible for a $250/week training stipend during the first phase.
Publisher - West Neighbourhood House

Youth Employment Service Toronto (YES)

This agency in downtown Toronto helps teens, young adults, and at-risk and disadvantaged teens find jobs and start their own businesses.
Publisher - West Neighbourhood House

YouthConnect: Youth Opportunities Ontario

Career and employment help for teens. Choose Job Market for charts of transferable, computer, and software skills to plan your career. Information on starting your own business, apprenticeship, summer jobs, Ontario internship program, Rural Youth Job Strategy.
Publisher - Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Education

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Know of a great resource for youth but don't see it here?

Let us know! Email: teens@torontopubliclibrary.ca