Employment Services

Enabling Our Community to Achieve Their Full Economic Potential

We champion equality and accessibility, making sure that everyone gets the opportunity to progress in employment and learning.

Dixon Hall’s Employment Services department works with over 1,500 individuals every year, connecting them with employment and training opportunities that suit their needs.


Following the public health advisories regarding COVID-19, our office at Regent Park Employment Services – 402 Shuter Street – is closed. We will be relocating to 58 Sumach after we’ve been allowed to re-open.

We continue to offer our services and programs to clients and employers virtually – online, email, and by phone.

At Dixon Hall, we know how time consuming it can be to find the right candidates for vacant positions in your organization. With this in mind, we take the stress out of recruitment by offering:

Recruitment Support
  1. Rigorous pre-screening to select the most job-ready applicants
  2. Access to a wide range of job-seekers with a variety of skills and experience
  3. Effective promotion of your job opportunities to a relevant audience
  4. Access to our online job board and resume database
Human Resources Support
  1. Job coaching and retention services
  2. Access to HR resources and expertise
  3. Development of training plans, job descriptions and job postings
  4. Customized recruitment events tailored to meet your specific human resource needs
Other Incentives
  1. Financial support to offset training costs, including job trials and placements
  2. Employers who hire, register and train job-seekers as apprentices are eligible for a $2,000 signing bonus
  3. Complimentary use of our facilities to host job fairs, meetings and events

To learn more about how to get connected to Employer Services, please click here to complete the inquiry form 

The Incubator is an 8-week program for youth between 18-29 years of age who are Ontario Works recipients and are considering a career in trades or food services/hospitality.

Benefits of the program:
  • Experienced instructor provides on-the-job training
  • Up to $750 stipend upon program completion
  • 2 site placements to choose from: carpentry/skilled trades or hospitality/food services
  • WHMIS Certification and Food Handlers Accreditation by Toronto Public Health
  • Employment support provided with coaching, job search assistance and job placement
Successful students go on to become Maintenance Workers, Carpenters, Demolition Crew Members, Builders, Furniture Designers, Servers, Bartenders, Restaurant Managers, Event Planner, Chefs, Cashier and much more! Locations Virtual Classroom: online via Zoom Carpentry Shop: Mill Centre, 25 Klondike Drive Kitchen: Dixon Hall Youth Centre, 51 Wyatt Avenue

To learn more about the Incubator program visit theincubator.ca or contact: e. esc.info@dixonhall.org     t. 416.956.4949

Built on over 80 years of dedicated service to the community, and with a reputation as a professional, non-judgmental service provider powered by skilled staff who are committed to helping clients find meaningful employment, Dixon Hall’s Employment Services offers job-seekers:

  1. Access to state-of-the-art resources and technology to help with job searching (once we are able to safely re-open)
  2. Dynamic workshops to assist in finding the right job
  3. Individualized services to meet a diverse range of needs
  4. Personalized job matching and placement support
  5. Networking support

To get started on your journey towards securing meaningful employment, please contact: esc.info@dixonhall.org.

Dixon Hall Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program helps adults to develop and apply communication, numeracy, interpersonal and digital skills to achieve their goals. The LBS program serves learners who have goals to successfully transition to employment, post secondary, apprenticeship, secondary school, and increased independence. The program includes learners who may have a range of barriers to learning.

Why Join This Program The LBS program offers a safe and supportive small group learning environment for adults who are interested in developing literacy, numeracy and basic technological skills that will allow them to live more productive lives. Through our Literacy and Basic Skills program, learners can upgrade their skills to pursue goals of preparing to:
  • Complete secondary school credits
  • Write their G1 Drivers’ test
  • Write the Mature Entrance Examination for college
  • Write the Food Handler’s Certificate Examination
  • Learn Basic Computer Skills
  • Increase their Digital Literacy Skills
  • Upgrade their reading and writing skills for daily life
Who can join this program The Literacy and Basic Skills program is open to individuals who:
  • Are 19 years or older
  • Have strong English conversational skills (recommended Canadian Language Benchmark Level 6 or higher)
  • Are residents of Ontario
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)
How to join this program:
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year
  • Learners can join at any time based on space availability
  • Complete our pre-registration form and our staff will get back to you to arrange an Assessment so we can determine your current skill level
Questions? Contact: Maxine Brown-Simpson, Literacy & Basic Skills Instructor e. maxine.brown-simpson@dixonhall.org  t. 416.863.0499 x2060 This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

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