Transition to Employment Services

What Is Transition to Employment Services (TES)?

The Transition to Employment Services (TES) project provides comprehensive and personalized services to clients currently in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits or for those who have received regular EI in the past 5 years in Calgary and area. The program will enable them to acquire necessary workplace and occupation related skills and provide placement support facilitating their re-entry into the workforce.

The project will provide:

  • Facilitation and support in the development of an individual service plan for each client which will serve as the basis for service referral and management for the individual client
  • Provide Service Needs and Employability Assessments for clients to determine individual client barriers to training and employment
  • Support for clients in identifying their transferable skills and necessary technical skills of the industry they want to get into
  • Assist clients on creating an accomplishments based effective resume and cover letter
  • Delivery of a month-long employability skills training with continued ongoing support
  • Helping clients navigate the labour market and potential job opportunities
  • Interview preparation
  • Mentorship support

The program can also cover short-term courses in order to enhance clients’ chances of obtaining and retaining employment. Short courses cannot be longer than two weeks in duration for full-time, and no longer than six weeks if part-time, within a 6 month period of the start of the program.  These courses are intended to make the individual more employable and are expected to assist in their direct employment.

The program can also cover short-term courses in order to enhance clients’ chances of obtaining and retaining employment. Short courses cannot be longer than two weeks in duration for full-time, and no longer than six weeks if part-time, within a 6 month period of the start of the program,.  These courses are intended to make the individual more employable and are expected to assist in their direct employment.

Individuals can also get a one-time limited financial support for equipment required for the job site. Additionally, the project can support clients to access daycare during the in class portion of the program. If a client is unable to pay the parent portion of daycare subsidy the project can help them to cover reasonable amount during the period.

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Am I Eligible?

  • Permanent Residents, Refugees & Canadian Citizens over 18 years of age
  • Must not be attending a Kindergarten to Grade 12 educational program
  • Must be unemployed or underemployed and seeking full-time work
  • Must currently be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or have received regular EI payments in the previous 5 years

When Is This Class?

  • Appointments and consultations can be booked during regular operational hours.

Where Is This Program?

This program is offered at:

  • Centre for Newcomers
    • 1010-99 36th Street NE, Calgary, AB
  • Calgary Immigrant Educational Society – Westwinds Location
    • #311, 32 Westwinds Crescent N.E., Calgary, AB, T3J 5L3
    • For directions or more information, click here.

How Do I Join This Class?

To apply for this class, fill out the form below.

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What If I Have Other Questions?

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