SIMPACT Practice Firm provides the perfect setting for unemployed women to gain ‘hands-on’ experience in a simulated workplace experience program as they explore various career options. In this 10-week program, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a “try-it-on-for-size” career exploration model as they build their technical skills and knowledge in the following areas: basic accounting, general office, data entry and customer service. Employment workshops, financial literacy training, along with specialized job search supports, connections to employers, and networking opportunities will all contribute to the participants’ confidence and success in finding long-term employment. Mentorship opportunities will also support clients with their career paths.

Participants will have an opportunity to try their skills in each area for a period of two weeks. The participants then can choose which career stream to practice in the final two weeks of the program to hone their skills. Other specialized supports, including job search assistance, financial literacy training, connections to employers, networking, and mentoring opportunities, will also support clients.

**The Simpact Practice Firm has successfully come to an end. We are thrilled to have helped many women reenter the workforce. At this time, if you are looking for assistance, we ask that you contact one of our Employment Service Offices. **

If you do not have a laptop or dedicated internet access, you may qualify for our new Technology and Equipment Lending Program (TELP). For more information, visit the TELP page.

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The Practice Firm can provide real hands-on work experience in the following areas:

  • Basic accounting
  • General office
  • Data entry
  • Customer service
  • Toll-free – 1-866-592-6278
  • Local – 905-235-7001
  • Women between the age of 25-64
  • are able to participate from 9:00 am -3:00 pm Monday to Friday for 10 weeks
  • lack the necessary employment experience to transition into the workplace
  • live in the York Region/Simcoe County catchment area

Funded by: The Ontario Trillium Foundation

FGF Brands
Job Skills Employer Hiring Event

FGF Brands would like to thank Job Skills for a job well done putting together a virtual career fair. The event exceeded our expectations and we were able to fill an opening. We would recommend their services in the future and look forward to continuing our partnership.

Kaniesia C.
Youth Entrepreneurship Program

It was a great feeling coming to the workshops each day to learn principles that could be implemented into my own business to enhance productivity. The business plan really opened up my insight into a lot of factors within my industry and business such as competitors, suppliers, and my target market.

Josephine G.

I am so grateful I had the opportunity to be part of a great program catered to women. I enjoyed the supportive environment which helped me to grow and learn and gain hands-on experience in a business setting. In addition, Simpact successfully prepared me and supported me in finding employment including being a great reference for me.

Sherry N.
Bridge to HR Online

Your online classes were not only full of knowledge but were also full of life. Your way of delivering the information was very enthusiastic, engaging, and motivating. When I shared with you that I have a good opportunity with Amazon, you walked with me… in order to improve my performance and this definitely contributed to my success in getting the job.

Saundra G.
Self-employment for Persons with Disabilities

This program is phenomenal! It has been such a welcoming place and the support from staff and other participants has been amazing. The whole work environment has been created as a safe place to be yourself and contribute your skillset at your comfort level… I had figuratively lost my voice, this program helped me find my voice.

Tatenda M.
Self-employment Pathways for Newcomers

Having just gotten to Canada about 2 weeks ago this was the most valuable experience I have had. I have run my own business in the past and appreciate that execution and time management is one of the most important things I can focus on. I got so much value from the slides and the conversation today because this was insight that would have taken me months to gather.