DUKE Careers

The DUKE Heights Business Improvement Area (BIA) connects the best minds with the best jobs all in one place. We work directly with businesses, employment agencies, and training institutions to develop tested and impactful pathways to long-term employment through the DUKE Heights’ Employment Hub 


DUKE Heights want job seekers to learn more about the industries and skills that are in-demand. Therefore, we are working with York University and Seneca college to develop learning pathways that begins with training future employees with the right mix of skills to meet the local employment demand and ends with long-term, in-demand placements.  


DUKE Careers has partnered with academic institutions to attract and connect the next generation of skilled workers to experiential placements right here in the BIA. Through these partnerships, we connect job seekers to the training they need right on site through volunteering, internships, apprenticeships, government programs and direct entry placements.


DUKE helps job seekers get specialized coaching from employment agencies who will tailor your skills to get the right job. To do so, we work collaboratively with local employment agencies to craft the right job descriptions and select the right candidates for long-term employment in the BIA. Here is a list of some of the agencies we work with in the BIA: 


YMCA of Greater Toronto (YMCAGTA), North Dufferin St. YMCA Centre 

Contact YMCAGTA at memberservices@ymcagta.org or by phone at 416-635-9622 

Next Steps Employment Centre 

Contact Next Steps at nsec-downsview@tdsb.on.ca or by phone at 416-395-9559 

JVS Toronto  

Contact JVS Toronto at esnorth@jvstoronto.org or by phone at 416-661-3010 


DUKE Heights is a leader in making lasting connections with employers who are ready to hire today. What sets us apart is that we work directly with employers to learn where and what their employment needs are now, and into the future. This gives us an edge when learning about highly demanded career opportunities in the BIA before anyone else.  


To find out what DUKE Heights BIA can do for your career, contact us at employmenthub@dukeheights.ca or by phone at 416-739-1621.