Pre-Employment Training

A non-profit community-based organization that is committed in addressing the immigration, integration, education, health, housing, social service, culture, and economic development needs of Somali Canadians and other immigrants in Canada through programs, service and advocacy.

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.


  • 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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