Training for Employment Support Services (TESS)

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Training for Employment Support Services (TESS)

  • Date: January 15 and March 10, 2023
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Registration deadline: January 10, 2023
  • Register now!

The FREE self-directed course "Training for Employment Support Services (TESS)" is designed to provide settlement service providers with the knowledge, skills, and tools to understand and address the needs, challenges and opportunities for clients seeking employment. Ultimately, the goal of this course is to prepare learners to provide excellent employment-related services, support, referrals and advocacy to immigrants, refugees and all/any migrants, by understanding the big issues that impact migrant communities in the areas of employment, developing a critical analysis, and learning about promising innovative practices.

Criteria for Participation:

This course is open to settlement workers and service providers who are working in or with the immigrant and refugee-serving sector across the province of Ontario who are willing to:

  • Commit to approximately 3-6 hours of learning per week
  • Engage in the TESS 101 Group on, a new national online Community of Practice for the settlement sector

Please note this is a 5 Module ONLINE training program. At the successful completion of the entire e-course, you will receive a certification of completion from OCASI.

If you have any questions, please contact Tarana Sultan at

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