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

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

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

Tue

Aug 20

Apprenticeships
Oshawa
3:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

Aug 21

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

Wed

Aug 21

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

Thu

Aug 22

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

Thu

Aug 22

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

Thu

Aug 22

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

Thu

Aug 22

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

Thu

Aug 22

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

Thu

Aug 22

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

Thu

Aug 22

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

Thu

Aug 22

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

Thu

Aug 22

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

Thu

Aug 22

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

Thu

Aug 22

1:1 Job Search Support
Wiarton
1:00pm-3:00pm

Thu

Aug 22

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

Aug 22

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

Thu

Aug 22

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

Fri

Aug 23

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

Fri

Aug 23

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

Fri

Aug 23

LinkedIn
Vaughan
10:00am-12:00pm

Fri

Aug 23

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

Mon

Aug 26

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Tue

Aug 27

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

Thu

Aug 29

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

Thu

Aug 29

Networking
Georgetown
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Aug 29

Networking
Scarborough
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Aug 29

Newcomers
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Aug 29

Teamwork and Leadership
Etobicoke
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Aug 29

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

Thu

Aug 29

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

Thu

Aug 29

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

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

Tue

Sep 3

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Sep 3

LinkedIn
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Sep 3

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

Wed

Sep 4

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

Wed

Sep 4

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

Wed

Sep 4

Apprenticeships
Richmond Hill
10:00am-11:00am

Thu

Sep 5

OSAP
Ajax
9:00am-10:00am

Thu

Sep 5

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

Thu

Sep 5

Maintaining Mental Health
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

Sep 5

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

Thu

Sep 5

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Mississauga
9:30am-11:30am

Thu

Sep 5

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

Thu

Sep 5

Workplace Essential Skills
Etobicoke
10:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Sep 5

Occupational Research
Richmond Hill
10:00am-11:30am

Thu

Sep 5

Disclosure of Disability
Oshawa
11:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Sep 5

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

Thu

Sep 5

Career Advancement
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

Sep 5

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

Thu

Sep 5

Newcomers
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm

Fri

Sep 6

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

Fri

Sep 6

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

Fri

Sep 6

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

Fri

Sep 6

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

Mon

Sep 9

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

Mon

Sep 9

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Tue

Sep 10

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

Wed

Sep 11

Workplace Communication
Scarborough
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

Sep 11

Newcomers
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

Sep 11

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

Thu

Sep 12

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

Thu

Sep 12

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

Thu

Sep 12

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

Thu

Sep 12

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

Thu

Sep 12

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

Thu

Sep 12

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

Thu

Sep 12

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

Thu

Sep 12

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

Thu

Sep 12

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

Thu

Sep 12

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

Thu

Sep 12

LinkedIn
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Sep 12

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

Thu

Sep 12

LinkedIn
Georgetown
2:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

Sep 12

LinkedIn
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm

Fri

Sep 13

LinkedIn
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am

Fri

Sep 13

LinkedIn
Vaughan
10:00am-12:00pm

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Tue

Sep 17

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

Wed

Sep 18

Newcomers
Hamilton
9:30am-11:30am

Wed

Sep 18

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

Wed

Sep 18

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

Wed

Sep 18

Transferrable Skills & Accomplishments
Richmond Hill
10:00am-11:30am

Thu

Sep 19

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

Thu

Sep 19

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

Thu

Sep 19

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

Thu

Sep 19

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

Thu

Sep 19

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

Thu

Sep 19

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

Thu

Sep 19

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

Thu

Sep 19

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

Thu

Sep 19

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

Thu

Sep 19

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

Thu

Sep 19

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

Fri

Sep 20

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

Fri

Sep 20

Networking
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am

Fri

Sep 20

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

Mon

Sep 23

Newcomers
Scarborough
2:00pm-4:00pm

Mon

Sep 23

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

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

Tue

Sep 24

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Sep 24

Networking
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Sep 24

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

Wed

Sep 25

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

Thu

Sep 26

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

Thu

Sep 26

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

Thu

Sep 26

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

Thu

Sep 26

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

Thu

Sep 26

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

Thu

Sep 26

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

Thu

Sep 26

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

Thu

Sep 26

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

Thu

Sep 26

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

Thu

Sep 26

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

Thu

Sep 26

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

Thu

Sep 26

OSAP
Etobicoke
11:00am-12:00pm

Thu

Sep 26

Newcomers
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

Sep 26

LinkedIn
Hamilton
2:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

Sep 26

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

Sep 26

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

Fri

Sep 27

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

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: