What is the Employment Place?
The Employment Place is your one-stop highly utilized resource centre supported by qualified staff. We help individuals seeking employment and with career decision making. At the Employment Place you will find information, assistance, and support to get the job you want.
The Employment Place has two paths of services; Self Directed Services and Assisted Services.
We have a total of five Career Counselors including an aboriginal and youth counselors who help you navigate to the right career choices and possible programs to help you achieve your goals. These programs include those for training, skills upgrading, job finding and pre-employment workshops and self employment assistance.
Needs Assessment - Clients are provided with an assessment to assist them to identify the services they need in order to re-attach to the work force. This collaborative process involves gathering information on the client’s employment situation, identifying employment needs and challenges, and setting up an action plan.
Employment Counseling - The Career Counselor, based on your personal needs, will offer employment counseling that incorporates;
· Career Planning
· Skill Enhancement
· Job Search
· Employment Maintenance
Your Counselor will take the time to understand your situation and will inform you of community resources that can assist you to achieve your goals. We can help you to connect with programs available to you for skills upgrading and training, self employment assistance, targeted wage subsidies, programs for people with disabilities and other specialized community agencies.
Services to Aboriginal/Métis Clients - Aboriginal/Métis employment services provide a wide range of services to all people of Aboriginal ancestry, Métis or Inuit, living on or off reserve, who require assistance to find and retain employment. Maintaining and enhancing a strong working relationship with our four local Aboriginal Bands is priority for TEP.
Self Directed Work Search Services
Job Postings - Current local job posting are updated daily on our in-house job board. Posted information is obtained from newspapers, websites, Service Canada’s regional website and information from employers.
Computer Access - Clients have access to computers for Internet job search and other relevant information. Handouts will be provided with tips and various links to web sites that will enhance client techniques and strategies including the development of resume and cover letters. Other services available are tutorials on resume writing, typing, and other computer skills.
Telephone/Photocopying/Faxing - Free local and long distance calls to potential employers are provided. Photocopying of resumes and cover letters are provided at no cost to the client. Free local and long distance faxing of resumes and cover letters is available.
Message Service - Clients without telephone access may set up a message mailbox. They may then include a contact number on resume and cover letters, enabling potential employers to contact them directly.
Employment Related Resources - Career and employment resources are provided in the following formats – books, brochures, private and government work search publications, links to web sites, career information and software, magazines, newspapers and a wide selection of tip sheets.
Business Services - The Employment Place assists businesses in their search for employees through free ad posting on the job board and The Employment Place website.