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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Tue

Jan 28

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

Wed

Jan 29

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

Wed

Jan 29

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

Thu

Jan 30

Apprenticeships
Richmond Hill
10:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Jan 30

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

Thu

Jan 30

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

Thu

Jan 30

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

Mon

Feb 3

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

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

Tue

Feb 4

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

Feb 5

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

Wed

Feb 5

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

Wed

Feb 5

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

Wed

Feb 5

Building Self-Reliance
Richmond Hill
10:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Feb 6

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

Thu

Feb 6

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

Thu

Feb 6

Maintaining Mental Health
Mississauga
9:30am-11:30am

Thu

Feb 6

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

Thu

Feb 6

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

Fri

Feb 7

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

Fri

Feb 7

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

Fri

Feb 7

Occupational Research
Richmond Hill
10:00am-12:00pm

Mon

Feb 10

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

Mon

Feb 10

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

Mon

Feb 10

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Tue

Feb 11

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

Wed

Feb 12

LinkedIn
Hamilton
10:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Feb 12

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

Feb 13

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

Thu

Feb 13

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

Thu

Feb 13

Second Career Orientation
Port Elgin
9:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Feb 13

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

Thu

Feb 13

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

Thu

Feb 13

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

Thu

Feb 13

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

Thu

Feb 13

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

Thu

Feb 13

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

Thu

Feb 13

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

Thu

Feb 13

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

Thu

Feb 13

LinkedIn
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Feb 13

Networking
Etobicoke
11:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Feb 13

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

Thu

Feb 13

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

Thu

Feb 13

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

Thu

Feb 13

Apprenticeships
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

Feb 13

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

Fri

Feb 14

LinkedIn
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Tue

Feb 18

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

Wed

Feb 19

Second Career Orientation
Walkerton
9:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Feb 19

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

Thu

Feb 20

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

Thu

Feb 20

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

Thu

Feb 20

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

Thu

Feb 20

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

Thu

Feb 20

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

Thu

Feb 20

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

Thu

Feb 20

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

Thu

Feb 20

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

Thu

Feb 20

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

Fri

Feb 21

Customer Service Excellence
Georgetown Public Library
9:30am-4:00pm

Fri

Feb 21

Networking
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am

Fri

Feb 21

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

Fri

Feb 21

LinkedIn
Vaughan
10:00am-12:00pm

Mon

Feb 24

Job Search Tools
Wiarton
9:30am-4:00pm

Mon

Feb 24

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

Mon

Feb 24

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

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

Tue

Feb 25

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Feb 25

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

Wed

Feb 26

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

Wed

Feb 26

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

Thu

Feb 27

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

Thu

Feb 27

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

Thu

Feb 27

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

Thu

Feb 27

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

Thu

Feb 27

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

Thu

Feb 27

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

Thu

Feb 27

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

Thu

Feb 27

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

Thu

Feb 27

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

Thu

Feb 27

Workplace Communication
Etobicoke
11:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Feb 27

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

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

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: