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Available Programs

If you are looking for work - or if you are an employer searching for employees that would be a good fit for your business - our Partners in Employment office in Saskatoon offers a number of opportunities for both job seekers and employers.

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Adults with an acquired brain injury who are interested in competitive employment will benefit from this program. Participants are matched with a professional, qualified Community Support Worker to ensure their individual interests and needs are met.

The ABI program is a referral based program for individuals with a moderate to severe brain injury. Similar to our other programs, employers work with members of the Partners in Employment team.

Choices - Saskatoon 

These programs are referral based for individuals involved with provincial corrections who are typically on probation or have recently been released from a correctional facility and are looking for employment.

Many of our candidates already have training and licenses for their chosen profession.

New Opportunities for Work (NOW) - Regina 

The NOW Program is a 6 month program designed to assist people experiencing barriers in gaining and/or maintaining employment in the community. Participants learn basic employment requirements and will have the opportunity to practice their skills in a work placement.

The goal of the program is to further participant strengths and abilities in order to better prepare them for competitive employment.

EmploymentWorks Canada (Worktopia)

The EmploymentWorks Canada Program is a federally funded, evidence-informed 12 week program for youth and young adults aged 15 to 29 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This program offers employment preparedness training and support, combined with experimental community-based work experience.

To be eligible for this program, participants must no longer be attending school and should be looking to develop the skills needed to support successful employment. Each week participants engage in a 2.5 hour classroom session developing a variety of work related skills and also spend 2.5 to 5 hours at a job site. The participants are supported in the classroom and on the work site by 1 program coordinator and 2 program facilitators.

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Linking Youth

This program is designed to assist individuals between the ages of 16 and 30 find employment. To quality, individuals must not currently be enrolled in school or receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

Work Experience

Work experience is a 6 month program which typically includes 3 to 4 placements in the community for individuals with little or no work experience. Our goal is to provide individuals with valuable hands-on experience in a real work environment that may lead to ongoing emmployment, as well as build relationships in the business community.

In this "place and train" partnership model, the emphasis is on the development of skills by learning specific tasks. Participants are provided with a training allowance at no cost to the employer, and an on-the-job training mentor works closely with the trainee to monitor progress.

To find out more about these programs, contact one of our Partners in Employment offices