The Practice Firm is a safe and supportive environment designed to assist Ukrainian and Newcomer clients with learning what is required to integrate seamlessly into the Canadian workplace. Clients will interact and build relationships with others, settling into a new environment and having a shared experience.
The Practice Firm enables clients to build networks, practice hands-on skills, gain confidence with workplace language through practical exercises/projects, learn about Canadian workplace norms and engage with guest speakers, including CMHA and sector-specific experts, to assist them with their employment and wellness goals.
Clients will participate in developing a personalized return to work action plan and receive one-on-one career coaching while working with a Facilitator/Coach and Employer Relations Specialist to attain a positive outcome in finding employment.
The Practice Firm program is eight (8) weeks of supported job preparation in sectors such as administration, data entry, accounting/bookkeeping, sales, purchasing, information systems, computer graphics, human resources, communications, and marketing.
Practice Firms can provide real hands-on work experience in the following positions:
- Data entry
- Information systems
- Computer graphics
- Human resources
Unemployed Ukrainian and Newcomer persons who:
- Convention Refugee or Permanent Resident, Ukrainian Temporary Resident or Protected Person
- 10:00 am -2:00 pm Monday to Friday in person at the Markham North Welcome Centre
- are job ready
- are legally entitled to work in Canada
- have a minimum English language level equivalent to CLB 5