Employment Counselling

Are you looking for a job, or wondering about the direction of your career? YMCA Employment Counsellors can help you explore and create a career path. Through one-on-one coaching sessions, our experienced YMCA employment counsellor will help you identify your employment goals and match your skill set to current job opportunities.

Resume Co-Development

Your resume is your first impression to potential employers. It pays to give it extra time and attention. Any resumé, even a good one, can generally be improved. Our YMCA Employment Services team can get you back in the job market by helping you polish your resume. We'll teach you how to get noticed by highlighting your skills and employment history. We will even show you how to tailor your...

Career Counselling

Are you wondering about the direction of your career? YMCA Employment Counsellors can help you explore and create a career path. Through one-on-one coaching sessions, our experienced YMCA employment counsellor will help you identify your personal goals and discuss your career possibilities. With a full range of services, your counsellor will recommend a plan to put you on a path to career success.

Casual Labour Program

Our Casual Labour Program connects job seekers with employers/homeowners needing to fill temporary job vacancies. Benefits to job seekers: Gain work experience Earn money while looking for permanent employment Gives you the opportunity to network and make new workplace connections

Individuals interested in the Casual Labour Program must attend one mandatory orientation. At the orientation, you will be given the program policies and expectations. Once you complete the orientation you can access the Casual Labour Program whenever you want - all you have to do is call our office, and we'll put you on the list. We will contact you as soon as a job becomes available. The jobs must be a minimum of 3 hours, and you will be paid cash at the completion.

Job Search Assistance

YMCA Employment Centre offers varying Job Search Assistance Services to assist individuals with defining their employment goals and maximizing their search skills. Career and Employment Advisors are available on a one-on-one basis to assist with online job search including: Email account set up Uploading documents Sending attachments Completing online application forms Searching job opportunities...

Cover Letter Development

Cover Letters are another vital part of impressing an employer. Having an outstanding cover letter will also make you stand out from your competitors. A cover letter entices potential employers to read through your resume and consider inviting you in for an interview. YMCA Career and Employment Advisors will work with you one-on-one to customize a cover letter to an employer of interest.

Interview Coaching

We offer interview coaching to help you identify your strengths and gain more confidence in your abilities. Enhance your interviewing skills by meeting with a YMCA Employment Counsellor one-on-one to: Gain confidence by developing a personalized strategy to discuss your strengths and weaknesses. Prepare answers to the most common, challenging interview questions. Reduce anxiety and stress, before...

Transition to Employment Services

This program provides comprehensive and individualized services that enable individuals who are close to the labour market to acquire workplace and occupation-related skills that will facilitate their rapid attachment or re-attachment to the labour market.​ Eligibility Individuals must be: Unemployed 18 years of age or older Not attending school Ready, willing and able to obtain full-time...

The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support program and services.

    



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