One-on-One Employment Assistance

Through the Labour Market Assistance Program (LMAP), we help new immigrants, Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees, who are looking for a job. We offer employment counselling and up-to-date labour market information on specific employment opportunities. Our Employment Specialists provide you with professional assistance to prepare for and find a job by:

  • working with you to determine what you need to become employed
  • helping you develop a plan based on your skills, experience and circumstances
  • providing referrals to the workshops and job training programs

To make an individual appointment or for further information, please contact our Employment Specialists:

Warda Abdulsamed (Arabic Speaker)
Phone: 416-588-6288 x209

Laura Labonte-Smith
Phone: 416-588-6288 x215

To learn more how to find employment please visit find a job


  • Hi Laura,

    It was great to hear from you! I wanted to update you that I got a job recently, with BMO, for an accounting analyst position. I am so happy and will try to adapt to the new workplace.
    I would like to thank you for your great support and helpful advice you have given to me.
    Great day to you!

    Warm regards,
    July 2019

  • Hi Laura,

    Regarding the question that what helped me to land this job, I though it was thanks to the “Interview Squad” program which I found very interesting and helpful in terms of providing me with how to interpret the questions from recruiters/employers’ point of view. I did love 5 days compulsory training session with Helen cause I learned a lot from this session…
    Besides, I also joined some mentoring events which enabled me to match and connect with a mentor in my career or related fields with my career. I had a chance to work with a senior manager from RBC and she gave me a big hand with resume editing and mock interviews…
    I think joining programs at CultureLink helped me not only expand my network, but also understand about the labour market more and gain more confident after getting some mock interviews.
    The last factor I would say is luck after I kept applying and applying.
    Thank you once again for your help at the very beginning of my job search process.
    I wish you will have a wonderful week ahead!

    Thanks and best regards,
    August 2019