Program Associate, CPAC

Job Title: Program Associate

Department: Program

Location: 4150 Finch Avenue East, Toronto (Finch & Midland)

Travel Required: No

Level/Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Position Type: Contract full-time, with opportunity to become permanent

Company Information

CPAC (formerly Chinese Professionals Association of Canada) advocates for and serves the community of internationally educated professionals and youth from immigrant families with their professional registration/licensure, employment, career advancement and leadership development. CPAC also conducts research to support the understanding and elimination of systemic barriers to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Job Description

Job Summary:

Reporting to the program manager, the program associate will assist in developing partnership with service providers and employers and provide support to training delivery and work placement. The position requires a significant ability to work independently. The ideal candidate is a resourceful problem-solver with a positive attitude who thrives in a collaborative, team work environment.


  • Reach out to program participants and partners, and assist in securing work placement/apprenticeship employment opportunities
  • Track work placement progress and provide support to participants and/or employers whenever a need is identified
  • Assist in planning and delivery of training workshops and matching program participants to placement/employment opportunities
  • Provide one-on-one support to program participants on marketing tool development, interview preparation, job search techniques and placement/employment preparation
  • Make referrals to other CPAC programs or partner agencies as needed
  • Provide support to training service providers and assist in the delivery of training activities
  • Maintain accurate documentation and provide statistical information as requested
  • Support career development conferences, job fairs and other career related events
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Education in social services, preferably in employment support or equivalent experience
  • Good knowledge of labour market trend and job search strategies
  • Abilities and experiences in employment counselling, job search workshops, resume critique, interview guidance and job development are assets
  • Outgoing personality, can-do spirit, strong relationship building skills and ability to outreach and work with diverse employers and partners
  • Proven ability to work effectively with diverse clients including youth and newcomers
  • Excellent time management and organization skills, able to work well with minimal supervision
  • Must be a team player and able to work with different personalities and working styles
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access, and internet

To Apply

Please forward your resume & cover letter, with salary expectation, to We thank all candidates for their interests. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.