The Access to Professions and Trades in Ontario
web site is a service of Findhelp Information Services (Findhelp),
funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
The web site demonstrates the power of a "no wrong door"
approach to service delivery. Through the web site, a person
with international training has seamless access to consistent,
reliable information. By working together, Findhelp and its partners
have leveraged the value of existing projects and created
a fully integrated resource.
While the web site focuses on employment in
the professions and trades, it creates a vital link to services
that can support other needs such as child care, counselling
and community involvement. The Directory on the web site
is brought to you by 211Ontario.ca,
a project of Findhelp and Community Information Online Consortium
(CIOC). 211Ontario.ca represents a network of information
and referral providers across Ontario that bring people and
For further information about the web site
and our approach, contact info@211Ontario.ca.
Findhelp is a nonprofit community organization,
funded by the United Way of Greater Toronto and the City
of Toronto. Findhelp operates the first 211 telephone service
in Canada - a free, confidential, multilingual information
line that connects callers to community, social, health and
government services in Toronto, 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week. The service also has a companion web site at 211Toronto.ca.
For more information about 211 and its development across
Canada, visit 211.ca.
Findhelp Information Services is grateful to
the following programs for their expert guidance and willingness
to make their content available through the web site:
a project of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
(OCASI), helps immigrants and refugees find the information
they need to start a new life in Ontario. Newcomers can find
articles, guides, and links to useful web sites and community
organizations that serve newcomers online at Settlement.Org.
Newcomer Information Centre (NIC). The YMCA NIC
is an information and referral resource centre where newcomers
can receive in-person assistance in finding specific settlement
information in the GTA. NIC staff members speak over 21
languages. The centre is located at 42 Charles St. East,
3rd floor, Toronto. NIC offers extended hours of service
(Mon-Thu 9 am-8 pm, Fri 9-2, Sat 10-2) and no appointment
Network of Internationally Trained Professionals Online (www.onip.ca). ONIP.online
is the place where professionals new to Ontario can find
articles on licencing, employment options and sector-specific
terminology relevant to their field. They can also attend
online workshops and discussion groups, and join a mentoring
program for newcomers. ONIP.online is a project of Skills
for Change funded by Volunteer@ction.online and The Ontario
Virtual Employment Resource Centre (www.poss.ca).
Newcomers can find information about employment, education,
and training at Toronto's virtual Employment Resource Centre.
Possibilities is for Toronto job seekers and provides free
access to job boards, monthly articles, news and events,
community resources, and career advice.