Employment Services for Job Seekers

Gateway helps job seekers with disability-based barriers find meaningful employment. 

HOW WE HELP

BENEFITS

SUCCESS STORIES

FOR JOB SEEKERS

Employment Services

Gateway builds the skills, knowledge, and abilities of job seekers. We provide person-directed employment services to help job seekers overcome barriers and connect with the employers in need of their unique skills and talents.

Disability is diversity – and employers need diversity now more than ever. Together, we can help employers improve their culture and performance through workplace diversity and inclusion.

Employment is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to share your talents and skills, connect with other people, earn an income of your own, and be included.

HOW WE HELP

Gateway Support

IDENTIFICATION

 

Through a self-learning process, the Gateway team helps job seekers discover their unique interests, skills, and strengths. This guided process helps to identify person-directed job targets that align with the aspirations and interests of the individual. 

PREPARATION

 

Gateway helps job seekers to understand and achieve the requirements of their job. Strengthen your skills, develop successful habits, and prepare for employment with the support of the Gateway team. 

JOB SEARCH

 

Assisting in the job search process, Gateway helps job seekers develop resumes and apply for jobs. We also use our employer network to find and arrange interviews for job seekers. 

EMPLOYMENT

 

Gateway helps job seekers through the entire employment process, from resume building and interview preparation to workplace orientation and training. We are here to support you in finding and retaining successful employment. 

RETENTION

 

Successful employment requires a strong support system and we’re here to help. Gateway helps job seekers solve problems, understand and meet workplace expectations, and consistently perform at their very best.

BENEFITS

Employment Resource Centre Support

Career Exploration

Action Plan Development

Accessing Post Secondary Training and Certification Opportunities

Resume Development

Digital Literacy Training

Individual and Group Learning

Employment Preparation

Job Search Support

Employment Placement

Training and Job Retention Supports

SUPPORTERS

Our Funders

PARTICIPANT

Success Stories

“I did get the job I wanted, at the Calgary Zoo… I surprised myself, in a good way. I made friends, did my job well, and helped wherever I could. It was very fulfilling!

I would, and already have, recommend the Gateway Association to absolutely anyone for the people who where there, alone!

Everyone I met in that building were just such wonderful and kind people with awesome and lovable personalities… My only regret is that we weren’t able to work together more!”

 

MADELINN (she/her)

GET-WORK PARTICIPANT

“I think Gateway is an amazing program for people struggling to enter the workforce. I received help with building a good resume, and learned how to create cover letters and follow up with potential employers. Gateway connected me to WHIMIS, First Aid and Forklift Safety training. I succeeded in finding a job where I will gain valuable experience for the future.”

 

KEN (he/him)

GET-WORK PARTICIPANT

“The largest hurdles for me were both in finding work within my career as someone with little experience, as well as someone who struggles with interviews. I was connected to I.A.T.S.E 212 (film labour union in Calgary) by Gateway Association, and they forwarded my resume to the directors and the producers of a film project in Alberta.

Although the trainee position at Caverna Productions Inc. did not require more than an initial phone interview, I do believe that Gateway helped in the event that I might have a proper interview for my next project.

The project at Caverna Productions Inc. has given me a great basis to start from, as well as some initial experience in my career to pursue further jobs in entertainment.”

 

DILLON (he/him)

GET-WORK PARTICIPANT

“Gateway showed me that there are companies that actually care about your own well being, they want you to be able to meet your basic needs, they want to see you grow, they want to see you move up to be a supervisor or manager and be a valuable part of the company and not just a number!

What I thought Gateway was going to do was help me find just a job, and I’d just continue on that cycle of looking for new work when the current job no longer meets my needs… But they helped me realize that I don’t have to keep living that way.

I learned what my values are and the value that I could bring to the workplace. I realized that I have all of these big goals and I have a lot of talents and skills that I wasn’t able to use in my past jobs.”

 

LEX (she/her)

GET-WORK PARTICIPANT

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Edmonton

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Calgary

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Contact Us

Edmonton
10941-120 Street, #201
Edmonton, AB T5H 3R3
Tel: 780-454-0701

 

Calgary
1206-20 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1M8
Tel:  587-779-7888

 

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