JVS Toronto was founded in 1947 by a group of Jewish business leaders to provide employment and vocational services to Holocaust survivors and veterans of the Second World War. Building on our success in serving the Jewish community and its values of helping others, we expanded our outreach to serve the broader community.
JVS Toronto helps people from all backgrounds with diverse needs to identify their strengths, develop skills, and achieve success in school, work and life. We offer employment-related, educational and social support programs and services for newcomers, youth, children, people with disabilities, the unemployed and the underemployed.
JVS Toronto is deeply concerned of the dire situation affecting nationals in Afghanistan, Ukraine and Russia. We have put together references for new refugees coming to Toronto and how Canadians can offer assistance.
JVS Toronto Employment Support
If you have refugee status or are in the process of obtaining or already have a Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET), JVS Toronto can match you with an Employment Expert who can help with you with next steps in your job search. If you have any questions about how JVS Toronto can help you, please email email@example.com.
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The Canadian government has created the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) to help Ukrainians and their family members come to Canada as quickly as possible and to provide them with the ability to work and study while in Canada.
The CUAET also gives those who are already in Canada the option to extend their visitor status, work permit or study permit so that they can continue to live and work or study in Canada temporarily.
Resources for Settlement in Canada
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada. Specific information is available for people affected by the Russian Invasion of Ukraine and supports available to people coming to Canada from Afghanistan.
The Government of Canada Job Bank helps newcomers to Canada find jobs. This website provides useful information on the steps needed to be able to work in Canada as well as a list of available jobs for newcomers to search through. See an example here.
Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society provides a wide range of free settlement and adaptation services to help newcomers settle in Canada successfully.
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services offers supports and integrate new Jewish immigrants and refugees to Canada.
COSTI offers services and programs to assist refugees in Canada.
The Afghan Women’s Organization provides settlement services to all newcomers, with a special focus on women, their families, refugees and people who have experienced war and persecution.
Canada InfoNet provides settlement, education and employment information for newcomers arriving in Canada.
How can I help?
There are many ways for Canadians to help by providing support to the refugees who are being impacted by the current situations in Afghanistan and Ukraine.
- Charity Intelligence provides valuable tips on the best way to help as immediately and effectively as possible.
- UJA Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund supports the vital work of UJA’s partner agencies in Ukraine, its bordering countries, and Canada.
- B’nai Brith Canada Emergency Ukrainian Relief Fund accepts monetary donations in addition to other necessities.
See how JVS Toronto can help with your job search.