Career Counseling

The goal of career counseling is to engage participants in meaningful discussions and activities to secure a longterm attachment to the labour market. It is provided as a one on one service and includes career decision making in the from of job search, personal skill development and can include job maintenance when an individual has found work.

Retail Skills Employment Training (Certificate)

Program Overview
Completing the training will provide individuals with skills essential for retail sales and customer service for work in clothing stores, grocery stores, book stores, shoe stores, corner stores, gas bars, etc. It will also give participants with skills transferable to other sectors, including call centres and the food service industry.
Practical Skills Training (150 hours) Full day classroom instruction with College of North Atlantic Instructor at New Hope Community Centre .

Two Roads Career Program

Target Clients:
-People with barriers to employment/education who are interested in pursuing
career and/or academic goals.  Must be 16 years of age or older. 
-On or at risk of excessing Income Support

Outreach workers are available to meet with clients individually to identify goals and assess for eligibility for Murphy Centre and other community programs/services.  Also responsible for promotion and community development.

  • Ongoing central intake

John Howard Society C-STEP Program

Operated by the John Howard Society of Newfoundland and Labrador since 1984, the C-STEP program provides a range of services to offenders and ex-offenders in the St. John’s area who need support to make changes in their lifestyle and in their approach to everyday situations.

This community-based, not-for-profit program utilizes a variety of group and individual training approaches, as well as follow-up services. These client-specific interventions aim to provide participants with essential skills necessary for successful community living.


Target Clients: 

Individuals 18 years and over who have had a criminal history.

e-Employment Career Counselling (e-ECC)

e-Employment/Career Counselling  offers convenient, quick and confidential access to employment information and services to newcomers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Connecting with newcomer and communities across the province through e-counselling services improves employment prospects, contributes to more successful integration and the overall economic growth of rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

Career Essentials

Career Essentials incorporates one on one counselling and group seminars to assist AXIS clients with preparing for the Canadian workplace.

Target Clients: 

Immigrants and refugees

Networks Job Start

Networks is a job start program designed to help newcomers identify personal career goals, develop essential skills and increase self-confidence for successful entry into the Canadian workplace. A Job Coach assists participants in their search for employment through a series of workshops and targeted online activities.

Target Clients: 

Immigrants and refugees

New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a full time employment preparation and skills training program for adults who have experienced barriers to employment or who have had long periods of unemployment as the result of mental health issues or other events in their lives. Participants take part in learning basic life skills, communication skills, career exploration, creative workshops and job search.

SESP Single Parent Employment Support Programs

A program to assist single parents in receipt of social assistance to reenter the workforce. Participants take part in 5-6 weeks of half day classes which cover job readiness and life skills. The program runs 5 groups per year in St. John's and 4 groups in Carbonear. Start dates are mid-September, late October, mid-January, mid-March and mid- May.

Target Clients: 

Single parents on income support (for at least the past 3 months).
PLEASE NOTE: We can now accept clients on income support who have EI reachback status.

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