Employment Service helps job seekers find meaningful long-term employment by providing access to job search resources, personalized career advice and labour market information. The goal of this program is to teach essential job search skills, identify training needs and support career exploration.This program is funded by the government of Ontario and, provided to job seekers and employers for free.

For more information about the Employment Service program, or to register, fill out an information request form or contact: 1-888-336-9500.

Upcoming Employment Service Events

Click one of the events below for more information or to register for a free Employment Service event.

Employment Service Workshops

Wed

Feb 20

Resume Building
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

Feb 20

Second Career Orientation
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

Feb 20

Customer Service Excellence
Ajax
9:30am-4:00pm

Wed

Feb 20

Customer Service Excellence
Oshawa
9:30am-3:30pm

Wed

Feb 20

Second Career Orientation
Scarborough
10:30am-12:00pm

Wed

Feb 20

Cover Letters
Etobicoke
11:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Feb 20

Newcomers
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

Feb 21

Job Interviews
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Feb 21

Customer Service Excellence
Hamilton
9:30am-4:00pm

Thu

Feb 21

Customer Service Excellence
Richmond Hill
9:30am-4:00pm

Thu

Feb 21

Customer Service Excellence
Scarborough
9:30am-4:00pm

Thu

Feb 21

Customer Service Excellence
Toronto
9:30am-4:00pm

Thu

Feb 21

Job Interviews
Mississauga
9:30am-11:30am

Thu

Feb 21

Self-Assessment, Part 1
Wiarton
10:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Feb 21

1:1 Job Search Support
Wiarton
1:00pm-4:00pm

Fri

Feb 22

Job Interviews
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am

Mon

Feb 25

Second Career Orientation
Wiarton
9:00am-11:00am

Mon

Feb 25

Customer Service Excellence
Vaughan
9:30am-4:00pm

Mon

Feb 25

Disclosure of Disability
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am

Mon

Feb 25

Apprenticeships
Scarborough
2:00pm-3:00pm

Tue

Feb 26

Resume Building
Ajax
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Feb 26

Resume Building
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Feb 26

Resume Building
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Feb 26

Resume Building
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Feb 26

Resume Building
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Feb 26

Resume Building
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Feb 26

Resume Building
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Feb 26

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:30am-11:30am

Tue

Feb 26

Cover Letters
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Feb 26

Cover Letters
Georgetown
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Feb 26

Cover Letters
Hamilton
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Feb 26

Cover Letters
Mississauga
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Feb 26

Cover Letters
Richmond Hill
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Feb 26

Cover Letters
Scarborough
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Feb 26

Cover Letters
Vaughan
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Feb 26

Cover Letters
Walkerton
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Feb 26

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Feb 26

Job Interviews
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Feb 26

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Feb 26

Networking
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Feb 26

Occupational Research
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

Feb 27

Customer Service Excellence
Walkerton
9:00am-3:30pm

Wed

Feb 27

Resume Building
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

Feb 27

Cover Letters
Etobicoke
11:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Feb 28

Job Interviews
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Feb 28

Job Interviews
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Feb 28

Second Career Orientation
Mississauga
9:30am-11:30am

Thu

Feb 28

Job Interviews
Scarborough
1:00pm-3:00pm

Fri

Mar 1

Second Career Orientation
Lawrewnce
9:30am-11:30am

Fri

Mar 1

Apprenticeships
Mississauga
10:00am-11:00am

Fri

Mar 1

Second Career Orientation
Etobicoke
10:00am-12:00pm

Mon

Mar 4

Disclosure of Disability
Lawrewnce
9:30am-11:30am

Mon

Mar 4

Maintaining Mental Health
Georgetown
2:00pm-4:00pm

Mon

Mar 4

Occupational Research
Scarborough
2:00pm-3:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Resume Building
Ajax
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 5

Resume Building
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 5

Resume Building
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 5

Resume Building
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 5

Resume Building
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 5

Resume Building
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 5

Resume Building
Toronto
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 5

Resume Building
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 5

Resume Building
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 5

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:30am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 5

Cover Letters
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Cover Letters
Georgetown
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Cover Letters
Hamilton
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Cover Letters
Mississauga
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Cover Letters
Oshawa
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Cover Letters
Richmond Hill
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Cover Letters
Scarborough
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Cover Letters
Toronto
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Cover Letters
Vaughan
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Cover Letters
Walkerton
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 5

Networking
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

Mar 6

OSAP
Ajax
9:00am-10:00am

Wed

Mar 6

Resume Building
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

Mar 6

Second Career Orientation
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

Mar 6

Self-Assessment, Part 1
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

Mar 6

Self-Employment for Newcomers
Vaughan
9:30am-3:00pm

Wed

Mar 6

Second Career Orientation
Ajax
10:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Mar 6

Cover Letters
Etobicoke
11:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Mar 6

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Scarborough
2:00pm-3:00pm

Wed

Mar 6

LinkedIn
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

Mar 6

Self-Assessment, Part 1
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

Mar 6

Self-Assessment, Part 2
Georgetown
2:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

Mar 7

Job Interviews
Mississauga
9:30am-11:30am

Thu

Mar 7

Second Career Orientation
Hamilton
9:30am-11:00am

Thu

Mar 7

Second Career Orientation
Georgetown
10:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Mar 7

Second Career Orientation
Richmond Hill
10:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Mar 7

1:1 Job Search Support
Kincardine
1:00pm-4:00pm

Fri

Mar 8

Job Interviews
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am

Fri

Mar 8

Occupational Research
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am

Mon

Mar 11

LinkedIn
Hamilton
10:00am-12:00pm

Mon

Mar 11

Second Career Orientation
Vaughan
10:00am-12:00pm

Mon

Mar 11

Maintaining Mental Health
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm

Mon

Mar 11

Networking
Scarborough
2:00pm-3:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Resume Building
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 12

Resume Building
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 12

Resume Building
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 12

Resume Building
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 12

Resume Building
Toronto
9:00am-10:00am

Tue

Mar 12

Resume Building
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 12

Resume Building
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 12

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:30am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 12

Cover Letters
Hamilton
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Cover Letters
Mississauga
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Cover Letters
Oshawa
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Cover Letters
Richmond Hill
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Cover Letters
Scarborough
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Cover Letters
Toronto
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Cover Letters
Vaughan
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Cover Letters
Walkerton
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Networking
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 12

Occupational Research
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

Mar 13

Job Interviews
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

Mar 13

Apprenticeships
Scarborough
2:00pm-3:00pm

Thu

Mar 14

Customer Service Excellence
Toronto
9:00am-4:00pm

Thu

Mar 14

Job Interviews
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Mar 14

Job Interviews
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Mar 14

Customer Service Excellence
Mississauga
9:30am-4:00pm

Thu

Mar 14

1:1 Job Search Support
Port Elgin
1:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

Mar 14

Job Interviews
Scarborough
1:00pm-3:00pm

Fri

Mar 15

Second Career Orientation
Mississauga
9:30am-11:30am

Mon

Mar 18

Job Interviews
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am

Mon

Mar 18

Customer Service Excellence
Scarborough
9:30am-4:00pm

Mon

Mar 18

Disclosure of Disability
Lawrewnce
9:30am-11:30am

Tue

Mar 19

Resume Building
Ajax
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 19

Resume Building
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 19

Resume Building
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 19

Resume Building
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 19

Resume Building
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 19

Resume Building
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 19

Resume Building
Toronto
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 19

Resume Building
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 19

Resume Building
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 19

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:30am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 19

Cover Letters
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Cover Letters
Georgetown
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Cover Letters
Hamilton
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Cover Letters
Mississauga
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Cover Letters
Oshawa
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Cover Letters
Richmond Hill
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Cover Letters
Scarborough
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Cover Letters
Toronto
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Cover Letters
Vaughan
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Cover Letters
Walkerton
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Networking
Georgetown
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Networking
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Networking
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Occupational Research
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 19

Occupational Research
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

Mar 20

Resume Building
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

Mar 20

Customer Service Excellence
Oshawa
9:30am-3:30pm

Wed

Mar 20

Cover Letters
Etobicoke
11:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Mar 20

Second Career Orientation
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

Mar 20

Self-Assessment, Part 2
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

Mar 21

Job Interviews
Toronto
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Mar 21

Customer Service Excellence
Georgetown
9:30am-3:30pm

Thu

Mar 21

Customer Service Excellence
Hamilton
9:30am-4:00pm

Thu

Mar 21

Customer Service Excellence
Richmond Hill
9:30am-4:00pm

Thu

Mar 21

Job Interviews
Mississauga
9:30am-11:30am

Thu

Mar 21

Second Career Orientation
Scarborough
10:30am-12:00pm

Thu

Mar 21

Resume Building
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm

Fri

Mar 22

Customer Service Excellence
Etobicoke
9:30am-4:00pm

Mon

Mar 25

Customer Service Excellence
Vaughan
9:30am-4:00pm

Mon

Mar 25

LinkedIn
Scarborough
1:00pm-3:00pm

Mon

Mar 25

Newcomers
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Resume Building
Ajax
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 26

Resume Building
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 26

Resume Building
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 26

Resume Building
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 26

Resume Building
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 26

Resume Building
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 26

Resume Building
Toronto
9:00am-10:00am

Tue

Mar 26

Resume Building
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 26

Resume Building
Walkerton
9:00am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 26

Resume Building
Scarborough
9:30am-11:00am

Tue

Mar 26

Cover Letters
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Cover Letters
Georgetown
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Cover Letters
Hamilton
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Cover Letters
Mississauga
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Cover Letters
Oshawa
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Cover Letters
Richmond Hill
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Cover Letters
Scarborough
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Cover Letters
Toronto
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Cover Letters
Vaughan
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Cover Letters
Walkerton
11:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Occupational Research
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Occupational Research
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Mar 26

Occupational Research
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

Mar 27

Job Interviews
Ajax
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

Mar 27

Job Interviews
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

Mar 27

Resume Building
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

Mar 27

Cover Letters
Etobicoke
11:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Mar 27

LinkedIn
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Mar 27

Apprenticeships
Ajax
2:00pm-3:00pm

Thu

Mar 28

Customer Service Excellence
Wiarton
9:00am-3:30pm

Thu

Mar 28

Job Interviews
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Mar 28

Job Interviews
Hamilton
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Mar 28

Job Interviews
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Mar 28

Second Career Orientation
Mississauga
9:30am-11:30am

Thu

Mar 28

Second Career Orientation
Toronto
10:00am-12:00pm

More upcoming workshops…

Program Benefits

Job Seekers

  • Free access to employment resources
  • Free career exploration workshops
  • Free career management workshops
  • Job matching services and job postings
  • Job search and work transition support
  • Financial supports may be available

Employers

  • Meeting space for hiring events
  • Candidate referrals and screening
  • Job promotion and advertisements
  • Interviewing and on-boarding support
  • Financial incentives may be available to employers who hire and provide on-the-job training to qualified candidates
  • Financial incentives may be available to employers who hire and retain youth aged 15-29

Program services

Employment Resources

Job Search

  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Networking and interviews
  • Job search plan
  • Hidden job market
  • Job referrals
  • Apprenticeship opportunities

Career Counseling

  • Employment assessment
  • Transferable skills assessment
  • Re-training needs assessment
  • Workplace re-entry support

Job Retention

  • Soft skills training
  • Stress management
  • Effective work habits
  • Advice and mentorship

Career Exploration

  • Assistance identifying goals
  • Interest and aptitude testing
  • Industry insights

Application Assistance

  • Second Career
  • Ontario Job Creation Partnerships
  • Financial supports

Eligibility and Suitability

Job Seekers

In order to be eligible for the Employment Service program, job seekers must be:

  • Unemployed and not enrolled in full-time training or education (exceptions may apply)
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • A resident of Ontario

Employers

In order to be eligible for the Employment Service program, employers must:

  • Provide program participant with standard employment terms, conditions and benefits; including placement on payroll
  • Offer a job placement based in Ontario
  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario
  • Not receive government funds for the same job placement
  • Not displace existing staff or replace laid-off staff
  • Not hire immediate family (e.g. parents, spouse or child)
  • Not be a federal, provincial or municipal government agency
  • Not be a service provider for Employment Ontario
  • Maintain good standing regarding: