Toronto WorkOne

Success Story Spotlights

On this page you'll find City of Toronto Workforce Development success stories about job seekers, employer partnerships and employment initiatives. New stories will be added throughout the year.

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Opportunities for Youth

Read about how one client is working towards his employment goals through the support of PAYE and NPower Canada.


New Career Discovery

Read about how a volunteer position led to a client's brand new career in horticulture.

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Opportunities in Retail

Read about how a partnership between the City and Oxford Properties has been providing retail opportunities for job seekers at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

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Gaining Volunteer Experience

Read about one client's journey from an LGBTQ2S networking event to gaining the volunteer experience she needed to obtain employment.


Achieving employment goals

Read about how a newcomer used his skills and experience to achieve his goal of finding employment in the financial services field.


Support in Shelters

Read about one client's journey from staying in a shelter to working towards becoming a lawyer through the support of the Homeless Employability Pilot Project.


Partnership with the library

Read about some of the ways a partnership with the Toronto Public Library has made a difference for our clients.


Landing the dream job

Read about a client's journey from a networking event to landing her dream job through employment supports and the Investing in Neighbourhoods (IIN) program.


Second Career

Read about how a client achieved her goal of becoming a nurse with the support of City of Toronto staff and the Second Career program.


Meet Sondley

Read about Sondley's journey and how he was connected to a CIBC job opportunity through a City of Toronto employment program.


Meet Paige

Read about Paige's entrepreneurship journey and how the City of Toronto helped her start her own business.


Meet Lula

Read about Lula's journey and how the Job Incentive Program can help people gain important work experience.


Meet Peter

Read about Peter's journey and how the City of Toronto supports internship opportunities.


Meet Oscar

Read about Oscar's journey and how he was connected to his first job in Canada through a City of Toronto and Starbucks Coffee Canada partnership.


Meet Zahra

Read about Zahra's journey and how she was connected to a full-time job at Canada Goose through a City of Toronto recruitment initiative.

Achieving Financial Goals: MPower Money Coaching Program

I've already saved $400!

Read about the MPower Money Coaching program and how participants moved towards reaching their financial goals.


StarterSpace @Crossways

Read about how StarterSpace @Crossways provides a space for young entrepreneurs to build and grow their businesses.