Get training and be paid at work

Have you been out of school for a long time? Do you have little work experience? Do you have difficulty finding a job? Have you been out of the workforce for a long time?
We are always recruiting people who are ready to get trained and gain new work experience!

Contact us about the Job Training Program

Customized Training

By joining Renaissance, you have the opportunity to participate in a number of individual and group training sessions.

Throughout training, you are supported by the management team in your learning of a new trade. You will also benefit from the personal and social support of a counsellor who helps improve your quality of life. Finally, you get access to effective tools and personalized support to help you find and keep a job or to return to studies. Experience the reality of the job market through concrete work experience!

Renaissance offers:

  • Paid work, 35 hours per week
  • A job reference
  • Support finding work for two years after training is completed.

Admission Criteria


  • Be 18 years or older;
  • Be a resident of Montreal, Laval or Brossard;
  • Be the recipient of Social Security, Employment Insurance, be without income or without stable income;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or hold refugee status with a valid work permit for more than six months;
  • Be out of work or in an unstable job. Must not be a full-time student;
  • Be available 35 hours per week during the day, evenings and weekends;
  • Have a basic knowledge of French and mathematics.

The Job Training Program Successes (2019-2020)

88 %

placement rate


participants placed

4 229

placements since the beginning


found work


obtained a training certificate in a specialized trade


returned to school

Availables Training


(only at the thrift stores)
Sort, ticket and do the stock rotation of the clothing in the sales area, serve the clients and use the cash register.

Cleaning attendant
Clean and wash the floors, the windows, the walls and counters in the store, as well as manage the inventory of cleaning products. Help to do minor repairs.

Stock handler
Load and unload the trucks and help clients to carry their purchases.

Accounting clerk
(Two training positions per year, only available at the Head Office)
Check the deposits and the cash receipts, treat the accounts payable as well as do the bank reconciliations. Answer phone calls.

Are you interested?

Contact us at 514-276-3626 or at to learn more or attend an information session.

Certification: an added value to the integration program

In partnership with the Adult Education Centre of Champlain, the 16 Renaissance thrift stores offer a Training Certificate for a Semiskilled Trade (TCST) for Cashier, Sorter/Labeller or Public Building Cleaner. Though not mandatory, this certification is offered to all participants in the integration program.

Certification notably offers anyone who was educated outside of Quebec the opportunity to obtain a certificate recognized within the jurisdiction, which is an important factor when hoping to return to the workforce or to studies.

Certification is guided by a teacher who serves as a supplementary support to the participant on an academic and professional level. The program demands little engagement outside of work hours. During the program, participants must pass evaluations in mathematics and French for which they may be helped beforehand by a teacher.

Lastly, certification enables the right to student rates on STM busses and the metro.

"What I found here, I had never found anywhere else!"

Lyes - housekeeping job training program

« When life is really difficult, one needs help. Renaissance was there for me. »

Sarah-Esther - cashier job training program