Connections to Employment Program


Quick Facts 2018-2019
52 Students have graduated from the program


90% have found full time or part time employment in Canada


87% improved their digital literacy skills


100% improved their interview skills 


98% completed their workplace safety certificates in WHMIS, first aid, and food safety

About the Program

The Connections to Employment program is a 16 week integrated language and workplace training which includes 8 weeks of in-class training and 8 weeks of job coaching with support to find employment. The program focuses on occupations within the retail industry: customer service, merchandiser, meat-cutting and bakery assistant.

The four program components include:

1. Workplace essential skills

The program will help you build skills for the workplace:

  1. Reading
  2. Document Use
  3. Numeracy
  4. Writing
  5. Oral Communication
  6. Working with Others
  7. Thinking
  8. Digital Technology
  9. Continuous Learning

2. Occupational specific language

The program will teach you vocabulary and language for customer, merchandising, working in a deli, and in a bakery.

3. Workplace safety (WHMIS & First aid)

The program will help you get certificates in food safety, WHMIS, and first-aid.

4. Job coaching with support to find employment

The program will help you to write cover letters, resumes, apply for jobs online, and prepare you for phone and in-person interviews.

Application Requirement

The following documents are required:

  1. Complete application form and submit to Solomon College
  2. Permanent Resident ID
  3. Provide copy of CLB 4 Certificate of Completion or original CLBPT Client Profile from LARCC indicating CLB 4 in listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  4. Successfully pass interview for the Connections to Employment program*

*Interviews will be conducted a month before the start date

Start Dates:

Every year

  • January
  • May
  • September

Once documents have been received and processed, and applicants have successfully passed the interview, Solomon College will provide a Letter of Acceptance to the Connections to Employment program.