LEC is Now Hiring!

The Labour Education Centre is hiring the following positions. 

The deadline to apply is December 10th, 2020 at 12:00pm noon. 

See below for job descriptions. 


Information and Referral Counsellor

About the job

ES Information/Referral Counsellor

Program(s): Employment Services Program

Report to: Coordinator of Employment and Literacy Program

Status: Full-time, unionized


Position Summary:

The ES Information/Referral Counsellor is the first point of contact for Employment Services clients and is responsible for providing resource and information services to individuals entering or re-entering into the labour market. The position conducts initial assessments, provides one-to-one support and unassisted services.

This position is funded by: Employment Ontario through the Ministry of Training, Labour and Skills Development (MTLSD)



1. Provide screening of clients virtually, by phone and in person for eligibility to programs and services

2. Keep current on the access requirements to training programs, colleges and labour market requirements and work closely with the Employment Service staff

3. Client service planning and coordination, determine service pathway either through assisted or unassisted services

4. Maintain and update LEC resource room (job boards, events, etc.)

5. Support clients with constructing resumes and cover letters

6. Provide support with filling out registrations, applications to access education and or employment

7. Prepare and conduct information session workshops on employment and other services

8. Outreach to local communities to develop partnerships and draw new clients to the centre

9. Support with marketing of programs and services through social media and update flyers and website

10. Schedule appointments for clients


Organizational Duties and Responsibilities:

11.  Actively participate in and prepare for regular team and individual supervision meetings with the Supervisor and other LEC staff

12.  Make pro-active recommendations to enhance program service delivery

13.  Adhere to LEC and Funder policies, procedures and guidelines

14.  Ensure a team approach in all aspects of program development

15.  Act as a representative for LEC and the Program to partner organizations, unions and other community agencies as required

16.  Perform other duties as required.




1. Two years experience in employment programs

2. Familiarity and experience with various computer programs including: MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access) and Internet

3. Hands-on experience in the delivery of services to individuals entering or re-entering into the labour market including, conducting assessments; resume writing and interview skills; providing one-to-one support.




1. Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of workers who are newcomers, workers of colour, women who work, LGBTQ2+ workers, and other equity-seeking workers

2. Demonstrated ability to behave ethically, ensure that confidentiality is maintained, exercise discretion and good judgement interacting with clients, other colleagues, unions and other external organizations

3. Able to work as part of a team and independently; receive/give constructive feedback; foster a safe and respectful workplace; comply with LEC and funder(s)’ policies, procedures and guidelines

4. Degree or diploma in, Career and Work Counselling, Career Development Practitioner, Social Services or relevant work experience

5. Excellent group planning, instruction and facilitation skills; particularly for multi-level groups, including creative learner centred activities

6. Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to clearly convey information and ideas

7. Computer literacy

8. Knowledge and understanding of the Employment Service Guidelines

9. Knowledge and understanding of the Employment Ontario Information System-Case Management Systems (EOIS-Cams)

10. Highly developed organizational and record keeping skills with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines with minimal supervision

11.  Knowledge of employment issues in the context of race, class and gender analysis; awareness of social issues related to workplace, community and the labour market

12.  A current drivers’ license. Access to a vehicle is an asset.




1. Work location: 15 Gervais Drive, Suite 100, Toronto, ON M3C 1Y8, and/or virtual work from home when required

2. Physical environment: standard office and standard office equipment

3. Normal workweek: 35 hours per week; the workday for this position begins at 9:00am and on occasion is required to work evenings or weekends

4. Unionized: bargaining unit position salary is $61, 922.06 and benefits are as per the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 343.


APPLY FOR THE POSITION: Information and Referral Counsellor



About the job

Vocational Instructor – TradeLinx

Report to: Project Director, TradeLinx

Location: 25 Klondike Drive Toronto M9L 1S1

The Vocational Instructor is primarily responsible for designing, delivering, and updating the construction certification training and hands-on vocational training along with the Project Director/Vocational Instructor. In addition, they maintain accurate client records, assists the Project Director/Vocational Instructor in providing access to wrap-around supports and in identifying suitable job placements.     

Experience Required 

  1. Experience as a Journeyperson (or equivalent) in a construction building trade.
  2. Qualified to be certified as a Workers Health and Safety Centre instructor.
  3. Demonstrated project management experience
  4. Previous experience in training, teaching, and motivating individuals with an equity perspective.
  5. Proficient in teaching computer and math upgrading in a varied level learner cohort
  6. Ability to develop and deliver hands on projects, including framing, drywall, tape and mud, painting and other small wood working projects
  7. Qualified to set up and maintain mill equipment.


Skills Required

  1. Demonstrated extensive construction skills from small tools to elevated work platforms.
  2. Strong interpersonal skills, with a positive and professional attitude.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills, team player, organized, innovative, self-motivated, proactive, attention to detail, ability to read blueprints, ability to focus and prioritize
  4. Strong computer skills.
  5. Valid driver’s license.
  6. Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of workers who are newcomers, workers of colour, women, and other equity-seeking workers.
  7. Able to set priorities and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  8. Able to exercise discretion and good judgment interacting with unions and other organizations.
  9. Able to model and enforce good safety protocols in a workshop atmosphere.
  10. Second language an asset.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Program Development & Delivery 

  1. Confirm that pre-apprenticeship training registrants conform to the Ministry of Training, Labour and Skills Development policies and requirements for apprenticeship training contracts.
  2. Ensure training standards and curriculum are in compliance with the current guidelines of the Ontario College of Trades. Assure that the program participants are trained within the scope of trade and to industry standards to maximize the success and retention of each apprentice.
  3. Assist in identifying job placements matched to participants’ abilities, as directed.
  4. Identify post hiring needs of participants and responds with effective programming, information and resources, and referrals as directed.
  5. Co-deliver construction industry certification training and hands-on training for a variety of construction programs.
  6. Assist in the provision of one-on-one support mentoring to program participants, including ensuring access to needed wrap-around supports.
  7. Ensure all training equipment is maintained in full working order.
  8. Identify training resources, including equipment that can be incorporated into TradeLinx.


Job Placement & Wrap-around Support

a. Assist with job development and job placement duties in collaboration with Project Director/Vocational Instructor.

b. Assist with post placement wrap-around support to ensure job retention, including counselling on workplace issues, career building, and referrals for family/emotional difficulties.


Record Keeping

 a. Enter accurate and complete information in accordance with City of Toronto POES specifications.

Other duties as required.



Work location: 25 Klondike Drive, North York, ON, M9L 1S1 and/or virtual work from home when required

Physical environment: Construction Training Centre

Normal workweek: 35 hours per week; the workday for this position begins at 7:00am and on occasion is required to work evenings or weekends

Unionized: bargaining unit position salary is $61, 922.06 and benefits are as per the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 343.


APPLY FOR THE POSITION: Vocational Instructor

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