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

Apr 24

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

Wed

Apr 24

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

Wed

Apr 24

Self-Assessment, Part 2
Vaughan
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

Apr 24

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

Wed

Apr 24

Occupational Research
Oshawa
1:30pm-3:30pm

Wed

Apr 24

Apprenticeships
Ajax
2:00pm-2:45pm

Thu

Apr 25

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

Thu

Apr 25

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

Thu

Apr 25

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

Thu

Apr 25

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

Thu

Apr 25

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

Thu

Apr 25

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

Thu

Apr 25

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

Thu

Apr 25

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

Thu

Apr 25

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

Fri

Apr 26

Disclosure of Disability
Mississauga
10:00am-12:00pm

Fri

Apr 26

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

Mon

Apr 29

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

Mon

Apr 29

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

Mon

Apr 29

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

Mon

Apr 29

Disclosure of Disability
Richmond Hill
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Tue

Apr 30

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

Wed

May 1

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

Wed

May 1

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

Wed

May 1

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

Thu

May 2

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

Thu

May 2

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

Thu

May 2

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

Thu

May 2

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

Thu

May 2

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

Thu

May 2

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

Thu

May 2

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

Thu

May 2

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

Thu

May 2

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

Thu

May 2

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

Thu

May 2

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

Thu

May 2

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

May 2

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

Fri

May 3

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

Fri

May 3

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

Fri

May 3

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

Mon

May 6

Second Career Orientation
Port Elgin
9:00am-11:00am

Mon

May 6

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

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

Tue

May 7

Networking
Ajax
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

May 7

Newcomers
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

May 7

Networking
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

May 7

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

Wed

May 8

Health, Safety & Employment Standards
Oshawa
9:00am-11:00am

Wed

May 8

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

Wed

May 8

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

Thu

May 9

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

Thu

May 9

Occupational Research
Richmond Hill
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

May 9

OSAP
Ajax
9:00am-10:00am

Thu

May 9

Resume Building
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
9:00am-11:00am

Thu

May 9

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

Thu

May 9

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

Thu

May 9

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

Thu

May 9

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

Thu

May 9

Cover Letters
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
11:00am-12:00pm

Thu

May 9

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

Thu

May 9

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

Fri

May 10

Career Advancement
Mississauga
9:30am-11:30am

Fri

May 10

LinkedIn
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am

Fri

May 10

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

Mon

May 13

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

Mon

May 13

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

Mon

May 13

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

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

Tue

May 14

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

May 15

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

Wed

May 15

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

Wed

May 15

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

Thu

May 16

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

Thu

May 16

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

Thu

May 16

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

Thu

May 16

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

Thu

May 16

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

Thu

May 16

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

Thu

May 16

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

Thu

May 16

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

Thu

May 16

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

Thu

May 16

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

Thu

May 16

LinkedIn
Ajax
11:00am-12:00pm

Thu

May 16

Job Search Cafe
Hamilton
2:00pm-3:30pm

Thu

May 16

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

Thu

May 16

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

Fri

May 17

Networking
Toronto
9:30am-11:30am

Fri

May 17

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Tue

May 21

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

Wed

May 22

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

Wed

May 22

Customer Service Excellence
Oshawa
9:30am-3:45pm

Wed

May 22

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

Thu

May 23

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

Thu

May 23

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

Thu

May 23

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

Thu

May 23

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

Thu

May 23

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

Thu

May 23

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

Thu

May 23

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

Thu

May 23

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

Thu

May 23

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

Thu

May 23

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

Fri

May 24

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

Mon

May 27

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

Mon

May 27

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

Mon

May 27

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

Mon

May 27

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

Networking
Mississauga
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

May 28

Networking
Etobicoke
2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

May 28

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

Tue

May 28

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

Wed

May 29

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

Wed

May 29

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

Wed

May 29

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

Wed

May 29

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

Wed

May 29

Apprenticeships
Vaughan
2:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

May 29

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

Thu

May 30

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

Thu

May 30

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

Thu

May 30

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

Thu

May 30

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

Thu

May 30

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

Thu

May 30

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

Thu

May 30

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

Thu

May 30

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

Thu

May 30

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

Thu

May 30

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

Thu

May 30

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

Thu

May 30

Job Search Cafe
Hamilton
2:00pm-3:30pm

Thu

May 30

Apprenticeships
Ajax
2:00pm-2:45pm

Thu

May 30

LinkedIn
Oshawa
2:00pm-4:00pm

Thu

May 30

Teamwork and Leadership
Mississauga
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: