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Centre for Skills Development

Comprised of multiple centres, our organization operates as an independent charity. Our Centres deliver free government-funded programs to help people at various stages of life (youth, job seekers, second career seekers and newcomers to Canada) get on a path to career success.

Services include one-on-one job search coaching, workshops, settlement services, LINC and ELT classes, academic upgrading and funded pre-apprenticeship skilled trades programs. Our Centres also collaborate closely with employers, providing free professional recruitment with access to pre-screened candidates, financial wage and training incentives and customized skilled trades training.

Collectively, our Centres serve over 20,000 people annually in the Halton Region and Mississauga.

Our services have been recognized as important assets to communities. In recent years, we have been honoured to receive several Readers Choice Awards from the Burlington Post, including a diamond award for Career Training and Development in 2021, our most recent platinum awards for Best Learning Centre in 2018, Best Adult Education Centre in 2020, Business and Career Training in 2021, and gold award for Adult Education in 2021.

Our Vision, Mission & Values


Sustainable and meaningful employment for everyone.


To provide clients with inspiration and skills development that will guide their employment and settlement journey by offering equitable access to integrated, relevant and responsive programs and services that prepare them for the current and emerging needs within the labour market.


Respect - We create an inclusive environment by supporting each other, being considerate, and valuing our differences.
Empathy - We create a trusting and caring environment where we listen to others and act authentically.
Integrity - We are honest and ensure our actions match what we say.
Inspire - We encourage others to achieve their full potential.
Innovate - We are forward thinking, agile and creative.

Our People