Job Seeker

Why Work with Labour Source

We know that you have choice when it comes to finding your next job. Before you start looking on your own, here are a few reasons why you should trust Labour Source with your career advancement and job search.

Experienced

We have been operating in the Greater Toronto Area since 1996 and have gained insight into the local job market. We stay on top of the latest professional trends, seasonal demand, and employer needs.

Honest

We will always be upfront about what we can do for you within the current job market. Our long history is your assurance that you will get paid promptly and on time.

Stable

Registering as a Labour Source employee is an investment that can support you over many years. Your life situation may change, but you can count on Labour Source to be here for you when you need to find a regular placement or pick up a few shifts.

Higher Pay

We simply aim to pay more. We offer candidates competitive wages for each position to ensure you are paid at fair market value. 

 

Don’t take our word for it, see what our candidates have to say about us:

"I appreciate the agent in Labour Source finding me job quickly, they are resourceful and friendly. They keep contacting me since the first day of my work to track my working experience and satisfaction."


- Accounting Clerk

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"I appreciate the agent in Labour Source finding me job quickly, they are resourceful and friendly. They keep contacting me since the first day of my work to track my working experience and satisfaction." - Accounting Clerk

"Labour source has worked amazingly for me. They've gotten me three jobs, and take the time to make sure the job is a perfect fit. It is a temp agency so the job stability may not be there, but they will continue to find you work until they find you a permanent placement. Amazing people, they're always smiling!"


- Assembly Line Worker

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"Labour source has worked amazingly for me. They've gotten me three jobs, and take the time to make sure the job is a perfect fit. It is a temp agency so the job stability may not be there, but they will continue to find you work until they find you a permanent placement. Amazing people, they're always smiling!" - Assembly Line Worker

"i enjoyed my time at labour source. when its a busy season the helps place you at work as fast as they can. the labour source staff are always very friendly and helpful. the workplace is usually busy and they is always something to do which i find good. my co workers are all friendly and available to assist for the team to get the job done in a timely manner."


- Labour Source employee

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2017-06-05T15:23:58-04:00
"i enjoyed my time at labour source. when its a busy season the helps place you at work as fast as they can. the labour source staff are always very friendly and helpful. the workplace is usually busy and they is always something to do which i find good. my co workers are all friendly and available to assist for the team to get the job done in a timely manner." - Labour Source employee

"Worked on a steady assignment, received several raises and bonuses. Hired fulltime. Assignment company involved Labour Source workers in meetings and company events. Highly recommend."


- Food Industry Employee

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"Worked on a steady assignment, received several raises and bonuses. Hired fulltime. Assignment company involved Labour Source workers in meetings and company events. Highly recommend." - Food Industry Employee
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How It Works

Step 1: Application

Register in our system by filling out an online application. You can do it anytime, anywhere: from your phone or computer at home, or in person at our office.

To start, either visit our GTA Job Board and find one or more positions you're interested in, or submit your application directly and let us match you to available jobs.

Step 2: Phone Interview and Basic Screening

If you filled out the application at our office, we can skip this step and interview you on the same day.

Otherwise, we will phone you first to determine if we are a good match. Then, we will set up a time for you to come to our office for an in-person interview.

Step 3: In-Person Appointment with Job-Related Testing

At the interview, we will go through your previous employment history, any licenses and permits you hold, find out your strengths, and the placement criteria that will suit you. Depending on your qualifications, you may be given a computer-based test. Testing gives us a good idea of the candidates' skill level and helps us to prove your capabilities to employers.

The entire process will take from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Step 4: Ready for Placement

This is it, you are done! After the interview, we save your profile and start matching you to available jobs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I have to pay Labour Source to find a job?
No. We get compensated by the employer for finding qualified candidates. You, as a job seeker, will never have to pay to work through us.

Do I need to have a resume to register or apply for a job with Labour Source?
No. The resume is optional but it will improve your chances of a faster placement. With a resume, we are also able to find you a job that is a better fit for your skills.

When can I start?
Once you go through our 4-step registration and rating process (see “How It Works” above), you will be in our system and can be placed within days.

Can I get hired full-time by the company where I will be working?
Yes, absolutely! Our clients often hire workers who have proven themselves to be responsible, reliable, and efficient. We cannot guarantee that you will get hired full time, but you will improve your chances of getting hired by showing up on time and doing a good job.

When do I get paid?
You will get paid by direct deposit or checks, each Friday for the previous week. For example: if you had worked one or more days during the week of June 8th, you will get paid on the Friday of the following week, that is on June 19th. Labour Source payment schedule

How can I improve my chances of getting a job?

Tip #1: Set Up an Email Address

Potential employers and employment agencies will communicate with you by email. Job postings, employee information, health and safety information, important information on jobs, how to get to work, shift start and end times, and more. It is easy and free to get an email address. Start with https://gmail.com

Tip #2: Pick a Professional Email User Name

Make sure you pick an appropriate email user name. Your first and last name or some combination of initials, middle, last name and numbers are great! Email user names that are funny, rude, or inappropriate should be avoided. For example, user names such as “mewo-mewo” or “hot2trot” are not the best choices.

Tip #3: Get a Reliable Phone with Voicemail

You need a reliable phone with voice mail. Make sure you give potential employers a phone number where you can easily be contacted. Your cell phone number is the best choice. The next best choice is a home phone number that you check daily and where a message can be left. If you need to use a friend’s number, this is ok too – we understand that phone plans are expensive.

Tip #4: You Need a Valid SIN to Work

You need a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada. If you are eligible, you can get a SIN from Service Canada. In order to get hired and start working you must show your employer your SIN and photo id. Make sure you bring a copy of your SIN with you when you apply for work. You can use your SIN card, a letter from Service Canada with your SIN or another government issued document that has your SIN.

Tip #5: Check If You Need a Work Permit

If your Social Insurance Number (SIN) starts with the number “9” you will need a valid work permit to work in Canada. The work permit will inform employers that you are eligible to work in Canada for a specific length of time. You must bring a copy of your valid work permit when you apply for work. Make sure you apply to extend your work permit before it expires. If your work permit is expired, you cannot be considered for work.

Tip #6: Student Work Permits

If you have a student work permit you are permitted to work in Canada for a limited number of hours each week while you attend school. During school breaks you may be permitted to work full time hours. Your work permit will have an expiry date. You must have a valid work permit to work. Make sure you apply to extend your work permit before it expires. It is your responsibility to renew your work permit. You must bring a copy of your valid work permit when you apply for work. If your work permit is expired, you cannot be considered for work.

Tip #7: You Need a Photo ID to Work

If you get hired, you will need to provide your new employer with photo identification (ID). You can use your driver’s license, passport or other government issued photo ID. You must bring a copy of your photo ID when you apply for work along with your Social Insurance Number (SIN). If you require a work permit to work in Canada, then you must also bring your valid work permit.

Tip #8: Ask for Reference Letters

It is a good idea to ask for a reference letter at the end of a work assignment or volunteer position. Ask former employers, a supervisor where you have volunteered, teachers, coaches and other community leaders who know you. Employers do not typically ask to see reference letters, but it can still be a useful document, especially if you have limited work experience. If you have received a thank you, service award or other honor for your work or community role you can include this on your resume.

Resume Tips

Your Resume Should Be 1 to 2 Pages Long

Why so short? Hiring managers are busy and want to see a quick summary of your work history, skills, abilities, and experience. Many employers only read the top 1/3 of the first page of your resume. Make sure you include a summary of your qualifications at the top of the page under your contact information.

Update Contact Information

Keep your resume up to date with your current email and contact phone number. Update your resume anytime you have new information: contact information, recent work history, or recent skills training.

Work History – Go Back 10 Years

Your resume should include your most recent work history. The general rule of thumb is to include all work history in the last 10 years, beginning with the most recent and working back. Work history older than 10 years is typically not included. Some exceptions include situations where you performed work relevant to the job you are applying for or there is a long gap of no work history.

Include Name and Location of Employer(s)

Your resume work history should include the name and location of the places you worked. For example: Tim Hortons, Brampton, ON. Potential employers will want to know the name and location of the employer you worked for and they may ask you for a reference. It is very important that your resume is accurate.

Include Start and End Dates for Your Job(s)

Your resume work history should include the start and end dates for each job you held. Include the month and year, for example: March 2014 to October 2015. Employers want to know how long you worked somewhere. Was it 1 month, 3 months or 1 ½ years?

Include Your Job Title(s)

Your resume work history should include a job title for each position. If the job title used by the employer does not clearly describe what you did, pick a common term that most people would understand. For example, choose General Labourer instead of Blue Room Clerk 1. You want potential employers to quickly understand what type of work you did.

Include 2 to 4 Job Duties for Each Position

Your resume work history should include 2 to 4 job duties for each position you held. Employers want to know what you did each day. Use action words – operate drill press; load skids; drive forklift; inspect bottles; assemble boxes; sweep floor etc. In your description include machinery, tools and equipment you operated. If the position required a license, include this information. List the most important duties first.

Include a List of Job-Related Skills

Employers want to know what skills you have, so make sure you take the time to identify your skills and include them in your resume. You can include a list of key job related skills in a profile summary at the top of your resume. The profile should be located just under your contact information. Many employers receive dozens of resumes for each vacant position, so they often only have time to scan the top 1/3 of your resume. If they see information that matches what they are looking for, then they will read the entire resume. This profile summary is very important. It should tell potential employers how many years’ work experience you have in your field and list your skills. You should also include skills in the work history area. Look at job advertisements for positions you are interested in – do you have the skills listed in the job advertisement? If so, make sure your resume lists these skills.

Include Your Highest Level of Education, Training, and Courses

The education section of your resume should list the highest level of education achieved and any training or courses you have completed. Training can include skill training, seminars, formal classroom training, online courses, or other types of learning. Examples of courses you may have completed include: working at heights; forklift training; hazardous materials; Good Manufacturing Practices; first aid; CPR; health and safety awareness; computer software; or other training.

Include Volunteer Work Experience

Your resume should include details about volunteer positions you held. List the organization’s name, dates, volunteer position held, and duties. If you do not have a lot of work experience, try volunteer work to gain some experience and help out your community. You can choose an organization and position that best meets your interests, time commitment and abilities. We all have skills to offer and the volunteer experience will pay back by offering you the chance to gain valuable volunteer work experience, network, meet new people, help your community, and even develop a potential work reference.

References Must Be Available on Request

Typically, the last section of your resume includes the statement – “References available on request.” You should not include the names and contact information of your references on your resume. However, you do need to have this information ready if you are asked for references. A former employer is the best choice to be your reference. You can also ask a work colleague. If you do not have work experience or a reference you can use, ask a teacher, coach, volunteer position manager, or other community leader who knows you. Make sure you ask a reference for their permission in advance. If you give a potential employer your references, make sure your references are prepared to receive a call or email. Often it is very difficult to get in touch with references. You may be eliminated from consideration for a job because your reference did not call the employer back. It is your job to help ensure the references are completed.

Review Your Resume Before Each Interview

You should review your resume before applying for work to make sure you have a good understanding of everything on your resume. Be prepared to answer detailed questions about your work history, skills, and education.