Employment Readiness Program

Training and Supportive Transitional Employment

Overview

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.

Join 

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.

Join activity: 

  • Information session
  • Employment readiness forms

Train 

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.

Train activities: 

  • Soft-skills workshops
  • One-on-one coaching

Transition

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. 

Transition activities:

  • Competitive job in an MP social enterprise
  • Continued one-on-one coaching

Sustain

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.

Sustain activities:

  • 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.