We believe that everyone has the right of opportunity to develop his or her innate potential, regardless of their barriers and disabilities.
CHOICES offers a variety of programs to help you achieve that opportunity.
This program addresses the issue of breaking barriers to employment readiness and workplace access for individuals who have any type of disabilities and or barrier. Although these individuals are capable of employment, many will not have sustained employment or have necessary social skills to enter the workforce.Learn More
This program addresses the issue of breaking barriers to employment readiness and workplace access for homeless individuals who have been newly housed. Although these individuals are capable of employment, many will not have sustained employment or have necessary social skills to enter/re-enter the workforce.Learn More
Targeted initiative for older workers
Choices Association of Fort McMurray is proud to have The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW); which provides employment assistance services and employability improvement activities, such as skills upgrading and work experience, to assist unemployed workers aged 50 to 64 with their return to work .Learn More
A wide range of resources are also available at our information centre, which describes many of the support and referral services available in Fort McMurray.Learn More
All Programs Offer employment support in the following areas:
One-on-One Employment Counseling
Upon entry into the program, individuals will meet one-one-one with an employment counsellor to discuss their employment options and develop a service plan that reflects their goals for employment and/or volunteer opportunities.
Employment Readiness Courses (Exposure)
Choices may offer opportunities for employment readiness (exposure) courses to individuals who may require further training or obtain certifications that may assist in future employment opportunities. Courses may include CSTS/OSSA, H2S Alive, Standard First Aid and many others. This is all dependent upon available funding.
Resume and Cover Letter Development
While working on your individualized service plan, you and your employment counsellor will work together to identify your skills, experiences and credentials to develop an effective resume and cover letter that will be useful when for future employment opportunities.
Once an individual as met their goals in their service plan and completed resume and cover letter development, you will then begin group and individual job searching in your specified field of interest. This will include online searching, cold calling, and assistance in emailing, faxing and maintaining a log of your job search applications.
Once you have secured an interview for potential employment, you will receive assistance with interview preparation. This may include a mock interview, tips such as dress for success, researching the business you are interviewing for, possible interview questions etc.
Job Placement & follow-up Support (3-6 or 12 months)
Once you have successfully obtained employment, Choices will follow up with you monthly via email, telephone, cell, or text to assist with job maintenance, whether it’s a workplace or personal issue or a success that you have achieved in the workplace. This will be for a minimum of six months or up to one year.