To help newcomers prepare for their job search, the SÉO works closely with them to help them adapt and acquire the knowledge and skills specific to the Ontario market.
Our employability team will assess your skills, guide you in developing an action plan, help you write your resume and cover letter according to the Canadian model, simulate job interviews with you, provide advice and training about the Ontario job market, and much more.
To help all its customers, the SÉO organizes over a thousand training activities every year.
As a newcomer, you can take advantage of workshops, webinars and other activities where experts provide useful information and refresher training to help you prepare for your entry into the Ontario job market.
Are you actively looking for a job? Come and meet Ontario employers.
Every year, the SÉO’s employability and ProAction program teams invite employers from all over the province to come and introduce themselves at information sessions held in virtual, face-to-face or hybrid modes. OC Transpo, Canada Post, Conseil des écoles publiques de l'est de l'Ontario, Fast Forward French, Desjardins, Groupe Médias TFO, Décathlon Canada, Deloitte, Hôpital Montfort, Conseil scolaire catholique Mon Avenir, Dymon Wine Cellar... these are just a few of the companies and organizations operating in Ontario that newcomers seeking employment have had the opportunity to meet at such events over the past year.
These events are an excellent way for both parties to learn more about each other. And for the job seeker, it's the perfect opportunity to discover employers and the kinds of positions they offer.
To help you in your job search, our partners regularly send us interesting job offers. To simplify your search, they are grouped together here. Enjoy your search!
Finding the ideal job in Ontario by checking job postings alone doesn't always yield the desired results. We need to go beyond traditional methods to connect Ontario employers with bilingual, French-speaking candidates.
Every year, the SÉO organizes or participates in a variety of activities designed to bring job seekers and employers together. These include the RDÉE Canada network's Salon virtuel de l'emploi, the Salon virtuel du recrutement and Greater Sudbury's Foire de l'emploi francophone.
The SÉO also participates in a number of international events to meet potential candidates and present job offers from local employers. These events include Destination Canada, the Salon Afrique Canada Immigration et Investissement, and others.
Keep an eye on this section for an update on the recruitment activities in which we participate, as well as registration links.
The ProAction program is designed for Francophone and bilingual newcomers with a high level of skills in health or cybersecurity, and for Ontario employers willing to offer them a first Canadian work experience in their field of expertise.
Are you a highly qualified immigrant looking to work in Ontario in health or cybersecurity? The members of the ProAction team at SÉO can match your level of experience with positions at companies and organizations in Ontario.
Once hired by your new employer, you'll benefit from the guidance of a mentor for the duration of your 16-week orientation period. This network will facilitate your integration by helping you acquire the knowledge you need for your new position and adapt to your new work environment.
The ProAction program was set up by SÉO, in collaboration with the Conseil de développement économique des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (CDEM), the Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique and RDÉE Canada. It is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada through the Foreign Credential Recognition Program.
Are you a visible minority woman? Do you speak French? Do you have a university degree, but despite your skills and qualifications, you can't break into the Ontario job market? The experts at SÉO can help you overcome the obstacles.
The Carrielles program is designed for Francophone and bilingual female newcomers from visible minorities who are permanent residents or accepted refugees. To help these women access the Ontario job market quickly and easily, SÉO experts work directly with employers to match them with candidates who have the skills, professional interest and abilities to do the work required.
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Employment assistance for newcomers
You've completed all the steps leading to immigration. You are now settled in Canada as a permanent resident or an accepted refugee. As a Francophone or bilingual newcomer to Ontario, you now want to find a job.
The SÉO offers a wide range of services and programs to support Francophone and bilingual immigrants who want to enter the job market in Ontario, where, like other Canadian provinces and jurisdictions, there is a significant shortage of workers.
The SÉO employability team has the expertise to help you on your path to employment. We offer a wide range of services and programs.