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.

We equip job-seekers with tools and resources completely free of charge, and ensure individualized one-to-one support every step of the way. We provide employers with access to a full suite of HR services, allowing them to effectively connect with qualified candidates; and we believe that with personal attention, expert guidance and strong employment connections, all of our clients can find the right job.

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Regent Park Community Centre

402 Shuter St. Toronto, ON M5A 1X6

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


e. esc.info@dixonhall.org
t. 416.863.0499 x.2080

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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
  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 to securing meaningful employment, please click us directly at esc.info@dixonhall.org.

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

To learn more about how to get connected to Employer Services


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.

Why join this program:

  1. Upgrades in Math, English and basic computer skills
  2. Individually tailored learning plans
  3. Preparation for one of five goal paths: employment, secondary school credit, post-secondary degree, apprenticeship, independence

2015 Winner of the Ontario Leadership Award for Innovation
Recognizing our innovative approach to using technology to provide service to learners, Dixon Hall’s LBS program is a proud recipient of the inaugural Employment Ontario Leadership Award for Innovation.

Who can join this program:

To access LBS services, you must:

  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or a landed immigrant
  • Be 19 years of age or older
  • Have attained a minimum English as a Second Language (ESL) or Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 6
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year
  • Job-seekers can join following an initial assessment and interview

How to join this program:

  • Visit our Employment Services Centre at 402 Shuter St. to complete our Numeracy Assessment and our Reading & Writing 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
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year

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.

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: Mill Centre (carpentry/skilled trades) or Show Love Café (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!

Classroom: Regent Park Community Centre, 402 Shuter St.
Carpentry Shop: Mill Centre, 25 Klondike Drive.
Café: Show Love Café, 585 Dundas St. East.

To learn more about the Incubator program, contact:
Mat Savulescu, Job Developer
e. mat.savulescu@dixonhall.org     t. 647.883.3453

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