Single Parent Employment Support Program

SESP is now available to single parents throughout the province
thanks to our virtual online program.

Single Parent Employment Support Program

SESP is a program specifically designed to assist single parents across the province who need help getting started on their return to the workforce. SESP has successfully enabled over 1900 single parents to obtain employment!

Participants take part in a 9-week virtual program to develop the skills required when re-entering the workforce. Upon completion of the program participants will receive a certificate as well as ongoing one-on-one support with an employment services officer.

SESP program participant studying virtually

Enroll Today!

Next class starting: September, 2024

To learn more about the SESP program and register for September, please contact one of our SESP Team Members.

  • Desiree Day, Senior Employment Services Specialist


SESP 9 Week Virtual Program

Who is Eligible?

Single parents in receipt of income support.


  1. Empower single parents with tools and skills necessary to find and maintain employment.
  2. Build confidence and boost self-esteem.
  3. Develop effective communication skills.
  4. Provide ongoing career counselling.
  5. Develop professional resumes and cover letters.
  6. Prepare for job interviews.
  7. Teach you how to manage time and finances.
  8. Acquire techniques for nutrition on a budget.


  • Info sessions on many subjects & services.
  • Priority access to other SPANL programs upon completion.
  • Update your wardrobe at Margaret’s Closet.
  • On going 1-on-1 support.
  • Participants will continue to receive their Income Support during the program with no interruption of benefits.
  • Transportation assistance.
  • Child care support (as needed).
  • Bi-weekly stipends which includes a training allowance.
  • Work related financial support.
SESP program teaching how to write a resume

SESP 2023 Graduates

Congratulations to our 2023 single parents who have graduated from the Single Parent Employment Support Program!


SESP Highlights

Mental Health Awareness!

SESP 9 week program is underway and includes valuable information including effective resources regarding mental health!

We recognize the ever-increasing demands and pressures of single parenting. Trying to return to the workforce or improve your education, as well as the rising cost of food and living expenses can take a toll. Raising a family is difficult but can be even more challenging for single parents. All these elements can create stress and have negative effects on your mental health.

The program includes the importance of mental health and offers useful online resources that are effective and will help boost our single parents in a positive way. We are not trained mental health counsellors and strongly suggest you consult your doctor with any mental health concerns you may have. For more information regarding mental health information available to you call 752-3916 or 1-877-999-7589, call 811 or visit the website for additional information.