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

Jun 28

Transferable Skills & Accomplishments
Virtual Event
10:00am-11:30am

Tue

Jun 28

LinkedIn
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Wed

Jun 29

Resume Building
Virtual Event
10:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Jun 29

Job Interviews
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Thu

Jun 30

Problem Solving
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:00pm

Mon

Jul 4

Networking
Virtual Event
10:00am-11:30am

Mon

Jul 4

Cultural Sensitivity
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Tue

Jul 5

Transferable Skills & Accomplishments
Virtual Event
10:00am-11:30am

Tue

Jul 5

Digital Literacy
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Wed

Jul 6

Resume Building
Virtual Event
10:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Jul 6

Job Interviews
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Thu

Jul 7

Job Searching 101
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:00pm

Fri

Jul 8

Occupational Research
Virtual Event
10:00am-12:00pm

Fri

Jul 8

Disclosure of Disabilities
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Mon

Jul 11

Networking
Virtual Event
10:00am-11:30am

Mon

Jul 11

Conflict Resolution
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Tue

Jul 12

Transferable Skills & Accomplishments
Virtual Event
10:00am-11:30am

Tue

Jul 12

Managing Stress
Virtual Event
1:30am-3:00pm

Wed

Jul 13

Resume Building
Virtual Event
10:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Jul 13

Job Interviews
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Thu

Jul 14

Cultural Sensitivity
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Fri

Jul 15

Occupational Research
Virtual Event
10:00am-12:00pm

Fri

Jul 15

Disclosure of Disabilities
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Mon

Jul 18

Networking
Virtual Event
10:00am-11:30am

Mon

Jul 18

Social Media Etiquette
Virtual
1:30pm-3:30pm

Tue

Jul 19

Transferable Skills & Accomplishments
Virtual Event
10:00am-11:30am

Tue

Jul 19

Workplace Communication
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Wed

Jul 20

Resume Building
Virtual Event
10:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Jul 20

Job Interviews
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Thu

Jul 21

Customer Service Excellence
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Fri

Jul 22

Occupational Research
Virtual Event
10:00am-12:00pm

Fri

Jul 22

Disclosure of Disabilities
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Mon

Jul 25

Networking
Virtual Event
10:00am-11:30am

Mon

Jul 25

Critical Thinking
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30am

Tue

Jul 26

Transferable Skills & Accomplishments
Virtual Event
10:00am-11:30am

Tue

Jul 26

Workplace Communication
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Wed

Jul 27

Resume Building
Virtual Event
10:00am-12:00pm

Wed

Jul 27

Job Interviews
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Thu

Jul 28

Apprenticeships
Virtual Event
1:30pm-3:30pm

Fri

Jul 29

Occupational Research
Virtual Event
10:00am-12:00pm

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

  • Support for virtual hiring events
  • Candidate referrals and screening
  • Job promotion and advertisements
  • Interviewing and on-boarding support
  • Additional support may be available to employers who hire and provide on-the-job training to qualified candidates

Program services

Employment Resources

  • Computers with internet access
  • Telephone, fax, photocopier
  • Labour market research
  • Employment workshops

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

  • Better Jobs Ontario (formerly 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:


This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.