PROGRAM: Career Skills 

COMPANY: Skills for Change 

LOCATION: 791 St. Clair Ave West Toronto 

REPORTS TO: Site Supervisor, Programs and Services 



JOB GROUP: Casual Career Skills Instructors 

CONTRACT TYPE: Contract (9+ Weeks as of Start Date) 

HOURS: 5 hours/week on weekdays and/ or Saturdays 

START DATE: Immediately 



With 37 years of operations, Skills for Change is a highly respected non-profit charity with a province wide reputation for pioneering programs that respond to shifting immigration and workplace trends and lead to employment. We offer a range of accelerated programs including mentoring, employment, settlement, language training together with specialized programs for trades, women, and youth. We have 5 locations across the GTA, over 70 full-time and part-time staff and serve 14,000 clients annually. 


This is an accelerated training course in Payroll Training with QuickBooks software. This course is designed to learn to calculate taxable earnings, deduct correct statutory withholdings (Income Tax, CPP and EI) and arrive at correct net pay. 

Help individuals become a successful Payroll Administrator and QuickBooks Professional. Ensure their understanding both manual and computerized payroll, coupled with a thorough understanding of QuickBooks Premier 2012 at a beginner level. Teach how to calculate taxable earnings, deduct correct statutory withholdings (Income Tax, CPP and EI) and arrive at correct net pay. Help discover how to deal with all the stakeholders involved with payroll – employees, employers, government agencies, insurance and pension companies, workers safety and insurance boards 


◉ Deliver instruction on Payroll compliance legislation (Income Tax, CPP, EI, Employment Standards and Workers Compensation) and how to use QuickBooks.

◉ Be responsible for the classroom and online setup including computer set-up, preparation of instruction material and provision of online access codes to students.

◉ Prepare student evaluations and provide feedback on performance and learning deficiencies.

◉ Conduct student counseling and recommend corrective action to ensure acceptable student performance.

◉ Utilize curriculum that reflects the diverse educational, cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the course participants

◉ Develop and maintain an approved program of professional self-development

◉ Prepare and revise course outlines, develop curriculum and create alternate delivery systems for courses where appropriate

◉ Update and assess student learning outcomes; and develop appropriate assessment instruments.

◉ Work with program coordinators to ensure outcomes are being met

◉ Provide classroom tutoring and review sessions for students as required

◉ Utilize curriculum that reflect the diverse educational, cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the course participants

◉ Perform other relevant duties assigned. 


◉ University degree in related fields

◉ Proficient knowledge of QuickBooks 2018

◉ Must have at least 2 experience in adult teaching/facilitation

◉ Must be able to work part time as an Income Tax Preparation facilitator

◉ Demonstrated commitment to professional self-development

◉ Experience conducting course level assessment of student learning outcomes, and analyzing relevant data, and utilizing the results to improve instruction

◉ Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both oral and written

◉ Sensitivity to and understanding of issues of concern to immigrants and refugees.

◉ Initiative, energy, and persistence in completing assignments


Skills for Change offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in each stage of the hiring process. If you are contacted regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. This document is available in alternate format on request. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.