New to Canada?
The Mentoring Partnership Program matches new immigrants in Toronto, Peel and York with mentors who share the same profession. By providing advice and insight Mentors can help new immigrants to begin to understand the Canadian Workplace.

What is a Mentee?  A newcomer to Canada who is:
  • Living in Canada for 3 years or less
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Highly fluent in English
  • Unemployed or working in a "survival job" 20 hours or less a week
  • Achieved a minimum bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Job ready by completing an employment preparation program
  • Committed to 6 hours a month for 4 months
  • Actively job searching independently
What is a Mentor?
Mentors have a combination of knowledge and business experience to bring wisdom as a guide to a learning process. Mentors have established themselves in their current roles and have a reputation for developing others.
  • Share insight on Canadian work values and culture
  • Provide access to professional networks
  • Provide feedback on preparing for interviews and meetings
  • Share information on current workplace and industry trends
  • Knowledge of sector specific Canadian workplace culture
  • Skills required to meet market demands
  • Guidance through the licensing and accreditation process
  • Improve professional terminology
  • Self-marketing techniques and confidence building
  • Availability of resources for upgrading skills
  • Awareness of publications and workshops on recent development in their field
  • Information on local industries and potential employers
  • Professional networks
  • Employment or job training placement opportunities
Mentors can apply online at

Location: 219 Dufferin St. #1C - King and Dufferin (south of King)
Phone: 416-231-2295 x 5721

This Employment Ontario project, program,
or service is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Lake Shore Location >

2930 Lake Shore Blvd. West - Islington Ave. & Lake Shore Blvd. W.

Dufferin Location >

219 Dufferin St. #1C - King St. W. & Dufferin St.

Chauncey Location >

41 Chauncey Ave - off Islington Ave.,   south of Bloor St. W.


Jul 14 - 2014
United Way Toronto highlights a JobStart Graduate Success Story
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Nov 02 - 2013
United Way: JobStart gives job seekers a leg up
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Jun 24 - 2013

Helping Newcomers Settle and Succeed....
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Jun 20 - 2013
Helping Newcomers in Etobicoke-Lakeshore Settle and Succeed 
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May 07 - 2013
The Etobicoke Guardian – “Youth employment gets boost”
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Apr 08 - 2013
JobStart launches new Skills Link program – Youth in Demand Project at 2930 Lake Shore Blvd. W. 
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Jan 04 -2 2013
CASIP - Together We Succeed

Jun 20 - 2012
Highlights from JobStart Annual General Meeting 2012
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Nov 12 - 2012
United Way Toronto – “Imagine a City"

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Jun 04 - 2012
JobStart presents a Position Paper 
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Employment Supports – Funding for Students with Disabilities directed to the Honourable John Milloy, Minister of Community ad Social Services, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).  It presents a review, an analysis and recommendations regarding the ODSP funded program which provides employment services to students and graduates with disabilities.

Sep 10 - 2012
JobStart participates in 2nd Annual Solar Fair September 10th, 2012
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Aug 22 - 2012
JobStart, 2930 Lake Shore Blvd. West to reopen Monday, August 22nd, 2012!
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Central South Etobicoke Local Immigration Partnership 2010-2011 final report
The report that follows provides the immense knowledge the Central South Etobicoke LIP has gained from engaging in the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Initiative, as well as our considerations and strategic priorities for the future.
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May 18 - 2011
Exciting News - Read about Second Career Strategy
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May 9 - 2011
JobStart receives recognition from MPP Laurel Broten, Etobicoke – Lake Shore, at the Gem of the Lake Shore event!