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

Mon

Jul 22

Workplace Essential Skills
Wiarton
9:00am-11:00am

Mon

Jul 22

Building Self-Reliance
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

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

Tue

Jul 23

Job Search Cafe
Ajax
1:00pm-2:30pm

Tue

Jul 23

Conflict Resolution
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Jul 23

Teamwork and Leadership
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Jul 23

Workplace Communication
Georgetown
2:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

Jul 24

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

Wed

Jul 24

Occupational Research
Hamilton
9:30am-11:30am

Wed

Jul 24

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

Wed

Jul 24

Occupational Research
Vaughan
10:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Jul 24

Job Search Cafe
Etobicoke
5:30pm-7:00pm

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

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

Thu

Jul 25

Second Career Orientation
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm

Fri

Jul 26

Workplace Essential Skills
Kincardine
9:00am-11:00am

Fri

Jul 26

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

Fri

Jul 26

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

Mon

Jul 29

Self-Assessment, Part 2
Vaughan
10:00am-12:00pm

Mon

Jul 29

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

Mon

Jul 29

Networking
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

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

Tue

Jul 30

Workplace Essential Skills
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm

More upcoming workshops…

Employment Service Hiring Events

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

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: