Pre-Employment Training (PET)

Somali Immigrant Aid Organization is now offering Pre-Employment training to Newcomer youth ages 15- 25. The Pre-Employment Training program is specifically designed for newcomers preparing to enter the workforce. Participants will gain a maximal understanding of the tools to successfully secure employment in the shortest amount of time through group and one-on-one training.

The program offers:

  • Information, Referrals and Resources to Job Connections and  the Labour market
  • Consultation and One-on-One Support
  • Career Mentorship
  • Employment-related workshops/session on Self- Discovery, Computer Skills, Pre-Employment Preparation and Life Skills

Resume Clinic:  offered every Monday between 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Apprenticeship Information: Tailored for participants who want to work in a skilled trade that can lead to a rewarding career in a high demand market. These sessions discuss the skilled trades in Ontario and the process on apprenticeship referral.

Labour Market Research: Sessions explores the ever-changing Labour Market landscape and the affects it has on our job choices. You’ll learn about and use tools, tips and research techniques that will help you choose the best career option for you.

Effective Communication Skills

Topics include various modes of communication, face-to-face, phone, text, e-mail, and social media. Sharpen your communication skills and gain strategies to deal with future workplace communication barriers/challenges.

Eligibility:

  • Permanent Residents of Canada
  • Protected Persons
  • Individuals selected, inside or outside Canada, to become permanent residents (pending verification) and who have been informed.
  • Convention Refugees and protected persons outside of Canada who have been selected for resettlement in Canada.
  • Live-in Caregivers: Temporary foreign workers who hold or received approval of a work permit are eligible for all settlement services with exception of language training.

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Integrity is the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values.

Integrity is the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values.

Honesty

Honesty is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, including straightforwardness.

Honesty is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, including straightforwardness.

Diversity

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An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

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We are constantly challenging ourselves to make difference create ideas to operate efficiently and effectively. We meet the goal by providing individualized programs that are designed to meet the personal goal of the service.

Somali Immigrant Aid Organization’s Mental Health program provides clients with free support and implements different social assistance programs, and community services. We offer workshops and support groups in assisting clients in handling social and personal problems. Some of the services we provide include to support mental well-being:

  • One-on-one, family and group counselling
  • Crisis counselling
  • Dealing with trauma, addiction, violence and anxiety
  • Connecting to community resources
  • Relationship difficulties and couples counseling
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Somali Immigrant Aid Organization provides a lifeline of needed services for newcomer communities in the Greater Toronto Area. Settlement program is designed to assist immigrants and refugees in overcoming barriers specific to the newcomer, so that they can participate in social, cultural, civic and economic life in Canada.

The services strive to serve immigrants and refugees with information required to make informed decisions, language skills adequate to their settlement and integration goals and the support they need to build networks with their new communities.

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In extension to our existing settlement program, SIAO has incorporated services directly targeted to newcomer youth aged 15-24 years old.

Programs are specifically tailored to assist immigrant youth with their settlement and integration process in Canada. Through this program, youth gain life skills, academic guidance, one-on-one counseling and youth centered activities that are interactive and culturally sensitive in a safe space.

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Somali Immigrant Aid Organization provides youth between the ages of 15-29 with employment opportunities through partnerships with Canada Summer Jobs, Tropicana, and COSTI.

This program supports students in the opportunity to shadow staff in different program areas of immigration, mental health, employment and recreation to gain future career-related experiences. This allows for exchange of knowledge in areas of Community youth may not have explored on their own accord. We hope to encourage creative and innovative contributions from each individual student.

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