EDGE Employment Essentials is a new employment program offered by
EDGE Skills Centre to help permanent residents and refugees find
employment by helping clients overcome/manage barriers and by matching
client’s skills to work opportunities. Services Offered:

  • Self-Discovery
  • Barriers to Success
  • Computer Skills
  • Employment Counselling

Self-Discovery is a 2 week course designed to help clients tap into their pre-existing skills by
reflecting on life experiences, values and personality. Whether or not the clients have formal
education or job experience, they will discover that they have many things to offer the job market
as they build a new life in Canada.

Barriers to Success is a 2 week course which explores client’s short-term and long-term goals
while understanding underlying challenges they may face. Through a network of support, clients
are encouraged to equip themselves with problem solving strategies so they can take the next step
towards achieving their goals.

Computer classes offered will develop and improve client’s computer knowledge and skills that
will help them advance in their career. Clients will be able to generate job related documents, such
as Resume, cover letters, thank you letters etc. Clients will be able to independently search and
apply for employment online.
􀀀 Computer Fundamentals
􀀀 Windows 10
􀀀 MS Word
􀀀 MS Excel
􀀀 MS PowerPoint
􀀀 MS Outlook

Employment Counselling includes training for workplace readiness in the area of career
exploration, job searching, and self-marketing in both one-to-one meetings and workshops. Clients
will receive support to develop their skills in resume/cover letter writing and preparing for
interviews. Individualized action plan to connect clients with volunteering and work opportunities
that match their skill set.