YES Employment + Entrepreneurship
February 7, 2024
Montreal, Canada
Job Type


Founded in 1995, YES Employment + Entrepreneurship is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to enriching the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment and start and grow businesses.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who exhibits strong coordination, presentation, collaborative, and communication skills and is a creative thinker with exceptional attention to detail. The successful candidate will have a special interest in working in the non-profit sector and a strong understanding of the employment landscape for the English-speaking communities in Quebec.

Position Summary
Reporting directly to the Director of the Employment Program the Employment Counsellor will have a passion for individual employment counselling and career development and will enjoy facilitating group workshops. The ideal candidate will be an advocate of YES within the community through participation in community events and activities related to employment. The employment counsellor will develop, organize, and deliver services such as individual counselling (in-person & online), workshops and tools while building positive relations with clients and the community.

Responsibilities will include:
 Providing one-on-one employment counselling and giving information on all aspects related to employment search and career planning both online and in person.
 Assessing and guiding clients with job search strategies; interview preparation, C.V. and Cover Letter writing, LinkedIn, and Self-Assessment.
 Conducting Québec labour market research and coordinating and working on special projects and events.
 Developing content and facilitating prescheduled career workshops, attending tradeshows, community outreach and all other duties relating to job search.
 Building and fostering relationships with all stakeholders; community, business, government and educational.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree in human relations, Human Resources specifically Human Resource Development (HRD).
 A minimum of 2 years experience in facilitation and training of job search skills and career development methods/strategies in group and individual settings.
 Autonomous, highly organized with excellent English writing and presentation skills.
 Ability to assess and recognize the needs of clients in the areas of career planning and development, job readiness skills, planning and identifying barriers to employment.
 Strong administrative skills with solid knowledge of MS Office applications, CRM, Smartboard, CANVA, and social media platforms.
 Able to multitask, manage competing priorities and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
 Must be available to work occasional evenings for pre-scheduled workshops and YES events and must be willing to travel to outlying community regions.
 Must have excellent English writing and editing skills and a working knowledge of French

How to Apply: Send both your cover letter and CV to [email protected]

Benefits: YES is proud of its diverse, committed, focused and respectful staff and volunteers. YES has a dynamic and fast-paced work environment and offers its employees:
 A hybrid work schedule pilot project with the possibility of working fully remotely for two consecutive weeks a year
 10 paid sick days/personal days per year
 Group Insurance plan (Life Insurance/ Health & Dental/ Disability Insurance), Employee Assistance Plan
 VSRP (Voluntary Sector Retirement Plan)
 Closed between Christmas and New Year
 11 Statutory holidays
 Professional development opportunities

YES values and embraces diversity of origins, non-discrimination linked to age, gender or sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Valuing each employee of the organization as an individual and treating everyone on an equal footing allows us to create a work environment that values and respects people for their talent, skill, and competence. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only the candidates selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted.
If you are a candidate in need of support to complete the application process, please email us at [email protected], and include the accommodation needed to assist you with the process.

YES Employment + Entrepreneurship | 700-666 Sherbrooke St. W. |Montreal, Quebec | H3A 1E7 | T: 514-878-9788 | [email protected] |

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