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

Aug 20

Apprenticeships
Scarborough
11:00am-12:00pm


Mon

Aug 20

Building Self-Reliance
Walkerton
1:30pm-3:30pm


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Tue

Aug 21

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


Wed

Aug 22

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


Wed

Aug 22

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


Wed

Aug 22

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


Wed

Aug 22

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


Wed

Aug 22

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


Wed

Aug 22

Second Career Orientation
Walkerton
1:30pm-3:30pm


Wed

Aug 22

Apprenticeships
Ajax
2:00pm-2:45pm


Wed

Aug 22

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


Thu

Aug 23

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


Thu

Aug 23

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


Thu

Aug 23

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


Thu

Aug 23

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


Thu

Aug 23

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


Thu

Aug 23

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


Thu

Aug 23

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


Fri

Aug 24

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


Mon

Aug 27

LinkedIn
Mississauga
9:00am-11:00am


Mon

Aug 27

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


Mon

Aug 27

Disclosure of Disability
Toronto
2:00pm-4:00pm


Mon

Aug 27

OSAP
Scarborough
2:00pm-3:00pm


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

Networking
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Tue

Aug 28

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


Wed

Aug 29

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


Wed

Aug 29

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


Wed

Aug 29

Customer Service Excellence
Port Elgin
9:00am-4:00pm


Wed

Aug 29

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


Wed

Aug 29

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


Wed

Aug 29

Networking
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm


Wed

Aug 29

Networking
Scarborough
2:00pm-3:00pm


Thu

Aug 30

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


Thu

Aug 30

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


Thu

Aug 30

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


Thu

Aug 30

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


Thu

Aug 30

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


Thu

Aug 30

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


Fri

Aug 31

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


Fri

Aug 31

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


Fri

Aug 31

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Etobicoke
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
  • 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: