We are here to help people who want to start working. Here is a brief look at our program:
Please note: There is the option to complete this program in a co-ed or a women's only environment.
Every new participant attends an information session to learn the full scope of the Employment Readiness Program, what Mission Possible offers, and to determine if our program is a good fit for them.
- Information session
- Employment readiness forms
After employment readiness forms are signed, trainees enter a 3-day workshop focused on soft skills, employment readiness, and personal well-being. As a self-directed job search begins, MP invites trainees to meet with one of our trained employment coaches who can then offer a referral to an interview in our social enterprises.
- Soft-skills workshops
- One-on-one coaching
Many trainees, now associates, are hired directly by Mission Possible through one of our social enterprises. This is a 6-month transitional opportunity that provides a paid context for mastering the soft-skills necessary to move back into permanent work.
- Competitive job in an MP social enterprise
- Continued one-on-one coaching
MP’s ultimate goal is to see participants build a sustainable livelihood through finding and maintaining employment beyond their 6-month transitional opportunity in our social enterprises. MP continues supporting individuals as they transition into their new job through goal setting, continued coaching, and a newfound community who celebrates their success.
- Seeking and maintaining long-term employment
- Continued coaching
The first step:
Information sessions are held every Wednesday at 10:30 am (women only) or Thursday at 9:00am and 10:30am (all genders) at 659 East Hastings St.
For more information please click here, drop by, or call 604-253-4469.
Note: Due to COVID-19, intake to the Employment Readiness Program is paused. Please contact the office if you would like to be notified when intake resumes.