Employment Services

Each of these centres has a team of dedicated employees who can help you with resumes, job searching, connecting with local employers, and preparing for interviews. You can also find free access to tools like computers, internet, telephones, photocopiers, and fax machines to help you secure a job.

Leads Employment Services
https://leadsservices.com/

Employment and Skills Development services for people with disabilities and/or barriers. Work with clients who need varying levels of assistance developing skills and accessing employment opportunities and/or post-employment supports. Work with employers who have hiring needs, including screening, matching, and on-boarding to help save money and resources in training and accommodation recommendations.

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
http://www.conestogac.on.ca/careercentre

Comprehensive employment and job search services. Assessment of skills, interests and experience. Job search strategies, including resume preparation. Information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities. On-the-job training, work experience and help in maintaining employment. Information and referral to other employment and community services

Youth Job Connection — paid pre-employment training, job matching, paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers, mentorship plus education and work transitions supports

Youth Job Connection Summer — summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

Second Career Program — skills training and financial support for laid-off workers. Eligibility and suitability must be assessed for application submission

Services for employers — help in identifying human resource skills requirements. Matching of workplace needs to workers’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience. Support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Service Canada
http://www.youth.gc.ca

Some Service Canada locations offer job search support including computer and internet access, employment counselling, job search techniques, youth program information, resume and interview assistance

Youth Employment Strategy (YES) is a Government of Canada initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies. Service Canada offers three program streams:

* Canada Summer Jobs, an initiative of Summer Work Experience – provides wage subsidies to employers to create summer employment for secondary and post-secondary students

* Skills Link – provides funding for employers and organizations to help youth facing barriers to employment develop skills, education and knowledge needed to participate in the labour market

* Career Focus – provides funding for employers and organizations to help youth make informed career decisions, get work experience or further their education

For additional youth employment opportunities:
* Click here for other federal student employment programs
* For local employment listings and information on training and careers visit www.jobbank.gc.ca

Partners in Employment
http://www.partnersinemployment.on.ca

COVID19 – open by appointment – phone or video call

Servicves available;

  • job development and job support for persons with employment barriers
  • provides resources to help people obtain and maintain employment
  • assist people with disabilities, mature workers, students
  • Access to computers, internet, fax, phone and photocopier
  • Partners in Employment
    http://www.partnersinemployment.on.ca

    COVID19 – open by appointment – phone or video call

    Employment facilitators provide;

  • comprehensive employment and job search services
  • assessment of skills, interests and experience
  • job search strategies, including resume preparation
  • information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities
  • on-the-job training, work experience
  • help in maintaining employment
  • information and referral to other employment and community services

    Youth Job Connection

  • paid pre-employment training
  • job matching. Paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers
  • mentorship
  • education and work transitions supports

    Youth Job Connection Summer

  • summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

    Second Career Program

  • skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

    Services for employers

  • help in identifying human resource skills requirements
  • matching of workplace needs to workers’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience
  • support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

    Canada-Ontario Job Grant

  • financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees
  • available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
  • Partners in Employment
    http://www.partnersinemployment.on.ca

    COVID19 – open by appointment – phone or video call

    Services available;

  • comprehensive employment and job search services
  • assessment of skills, interests and experience
  • job search strategies, including resume preparation
  • information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities
  • on-the-job training, work experience
  • help in maintaining employment
  • information and referral to other employment and community services

    Services for employers

  • help in identifying human resource skills requirements
  • matching of workplace needs to workers’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience
  • support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

    Canada-Ontario Job Grant

  • financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees
  • available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

    Second Career Program

  • skills training and financial support for laid-off workers
  • Partners in Employment
    http://www.partnersinemployment.on.ca

    COVID19 – open by appointment – phone or video call

    Services available;

  • comprehensive employment and job search services
  • assessment of skills, interests and experience
  • job search strategies, including resume preparation
  • information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities
  • on-the-job training, work experience
  • help in maintaining employment
  • information and referral to other employment and community services

    Second Career Program

  • skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

    Services for employers

  • help in identifying human resource skills requirements
  • matching of workplace needs to workers’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience
  • support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

    Canada-Ontario Job Grant

  • financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees
  • available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
  • Partners in Employment
    http://www.partnersinemployment.on.ca

    Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

    Second Career Program — skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

    For employers:
    Canada-Ontario Job Grant — financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID-19 Office now open for employment, ESL, skills upgrading and high school credit programs.

    Comprehensive employment and job search services. Assessment of skills, interests and experience. Job search strategies, including resume preparation. Information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities. On-the-job training, work experience. Help in maintaining employment. Information and referral to other employment and community services

    Services for employers — help in identifying human resource skills requirements. Matching of workplace needs to workers’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience. Support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

    Canada-Ontario Job Grant — financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees. Available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

    Reach for Success program available online to supports youth ages 15-30, who are not currently in full time education gain the skills required to experience success in the workplace. Program includes: 120 hours of paid Online Job Readiness Workshops, Virtual Employment Counselling Support, Opportunity to complete training in WHMIS, Safe Food Handling and Smart Serve, a 8 week Paid Work Placement, $750 Bonus for Individuals who complete all components of the program
    Contact Kim Postma EMAIL with any questions

    Youth Job Connection – program available online to supports youth ages 15-29, who are currently unemployed and not in full time education gain the skills required to experience success in the workplace. Program includes: 60 hours of paid online job readiness workshops, virtual employment counselling support, opportunity to access supports to purchase items and training needed for employment, and a paid work placement. EMAIL for details

    Second Career Program — skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID-19 All services are being offered remotely or in person by appointment only. Please contact 519-357-4995 for assistance.

    Literacy, numeracy and essential skills services to assist in transitioning to employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education or independence

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID-19 Classrooms open for in-person appointments and on-line serves available. Evening appointment available. Please contact 519-357-4995 for assistance.

    Courses designed for adult learners who want to complete their high school diploma, with a focus on reading, writing, mathematics, and social sciences.

    Offers a wide variety of Independent Study courses which may be applied towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Offer over 75 courses in grade 9, 10, 11, and 12 in the new curriculum * these courses allow students to work at their own pace and location with the study flexibility of starting and finishing a course at any time of year

    Also offers computer classes, English as a Second Language Classes and interest courses. The Centre offers 3 ways to take courses; instructor lead, computer based and correspondence self study.

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID-19 Classrooms open for in-person appointments and on-line serves available. Evening appointments available. Please contact 519-440-7608 for assistance.

    Courses designed for adult learners who want to complete their high school diploma. Focus on reading, writing, mathematics, and social sciences

    Offers a wide variety of Independent Study courses which may be applied towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Offer over 75 courses in grade 9, 10, 11, and 12 in the new curriculum. These courses allow students to work at their own pace and location with the study flexibility of starting and finishing a course at any time of year

    Also offers computer classes, English as a Second Language Classes and interest courses. The Centre offers 3 ways to take courses; instructor lead, computer based and correspondence self study.

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID-19 All services are being offered remotely. Please contact 519-441-0925 for assistance.
    Anytime ESL registration for fall/winter online “Coffee Break” discussions. Instructor-led, interactive group sessions directed at adult language learners (CLB Levels 1-5) who want to practice English speaking and listening skills in a supportive environment. Each discussion is approximately one hour in length, and addresses a specific topic and grammar point. Click HERE to see the 2020-21 Coffee Break schedule. To participate in the Coffee Breaks, adults must be registered with the Anytime ESL program. Click HERE to register for Anytime ESL

    Classes offered for all levels from beginners to those wishing to prepare for English Proficiency Examinations. Appropriate for new Canadians or individuals with a different first language

    Centres in Wingham, Exeter, Seaforth, Clinton, Goderich, Listowel and Stratford.

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID-19 All services are being offered remotely. Please contact 226-926-5139 for assistance.

    Literacy, numeracy and essential skills services to assist in transitioning to employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education or independence

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID-19 Classrooms open for in-person appointments and on-line serves available. Evening appointments available. Please contact 226-926-5139 for assistance.

    Courses designed for adult learners who want to complete their high school diploma. Focus on reading, writing, mathematics, and social sciences.

    Offers a wide variety of Independent Study courses which may be applied towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Offer over 75 courses in grade 9, 10, 11, and 12 in the new curriculum. These courses allow students to work at their own pace and location with the study flexibility of starting and finishing a course at any time of year

    Also offers computer classes, English as a Second Language Classes and interest courses. The Centre offers 3 ways to take courses; instructor lead, computer based and correspondence self study.

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID-19 All services are being offered remotely. In person services can be arranged by appointment only. Please contact 519-441-0925 for assistance.

    Literacy, numeracy and essential skills services to assist in transitioning to employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education or independence

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID-19 Most services are being offered remotely. Please contact 519-271-4896 for assistance.

    Free classes offered for all levels from beginners to those wishing to improve their English for work, school or community use. * appropriate for new Canadians or individuals with a different first language

    ESL Webpage: HERE

    Centres in Wingham, Exeter, Seaforth, Clinton, Goderich, Listowel and Stratford.

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID-19 Classrooms open for in-person appointments and on-line serves available. Please contact 519-271-4896 for assistance.

    Courses designed for adult learners who want to complete their high school diploma * focus on reading, writing, mathematics, and social sciences

    Offers a wide variety of Independent Study courses that may be applied towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Offer over 75 courses in grade 9, 10, 11, and 12 in the new curriculum. These courses allow students to work at their own pace and location with the study flexibility of starting and finishing a course at any time of year

    Also offers computer classes, English as a Second Language Classes. The Centre offers 3 ways to take courses; instructor lead, computer-based and correspondence self-study.

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID-19 All services are being offered remotely. In person services are being offered by appointment only. Please contact 519-357-4995 for assistance.

    Comprehensive employment and job search services. Assessment of skills, interests and experience. Job search strategies, including resume preparation. Information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities. On-the-job training, work experience. Help in maintaining employment. Information and referral to other employment and community services

    Second Career Program — skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

    Services for employers — help in identifying human resource skills requirements, matching of workplace needs to workers’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience and support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

    Canada-Ontario Job Grant — financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees. Available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees.

    Reach for Success program available online to supports youth ages 15-30, who are not currently in full time education gain the skills required to experience success in the workplace. Program includes: 120 hours of paid Online Job Readiness Workshops, Virtual Employment Counselling Support, Opportunity to complete training in WHMIS, Safe Food Handling and Smart Serve, a 8 week Paid Work Placement, $750 Bonus for Individuals who complete all components of the program.
    Contact Kim Postma EMAIL with any questions

    Youth Job Connection – program available online to supports youth ages 15-29, who are currently unemployed and not in full time education gain the skills required to experience success in the workplace. Program includes: 60 hours of paid online job readiness workshops, virtual employment counselling support, opportunity to access supports to purchase items and training needed for employment, and a paid work placement. EMAIL for details

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    Literacy, numeracy and essential skills services * help individuals achieve goals related to further education or training, employment or increased independence * support in clarifying upgrading goals and developing a training plan to achieve them * academic upgrading services help individuals develop the necessary skills for entry into college-based post-secondary education and training programs (such as apprenticeship) * self-study credits for completion of high school diploma

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID19 All services being offered remotely. In person services can be arranged by appointment only. Call and leave a message. Calls will be returned same day.

    Comprehensive employment and job search services. Assessment of skills, interests and experience. Job search strategies, including resume preparation. Information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities. On-the-job training, work experience. Help in maintaining employment. Information and referral to other employment and community services

    Second Career Program — skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

    Services for employers — help in identifying human resource skills requirements, matching of workplace needs to workers’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience and support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

    Canada-Ontario Job Grant — financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees. Available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

    Visiting offices located in: Exeter, Seaforth, Clinton and Wingham

    Reach for Success program available online to supports youth ages 15-30, who are not currently in full time education gain the skills required to experience success in the workplace. Program includes: 120 hours of paid Online Job Readiness Workshops, Virtual Employment Counselling Support, Opportunity to complete training in WHMIS, Safe Food Handling and Smart Serve, a 8 week Paid Work Placement, $750 Bonus for Individuals who complete all components of the program
    Contact Kim Postma EMAIL with any questions

    Youth Job Connection – program available online to supports youth ages 15-29, who are currently unemployed and not in full time education gain the skills required to experience success in the workplace. Program includes: 60 hours of paid online job readiness workshops, virtual employment counselling support, opportunity to access supports to purchase items and training needed for employment, and a paid work placement. EMAIL for details

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID19 All services being offered remotely. Call and leave a message. Calls will be returned same day.

    Comprehensive employment and job search services. Assessment of skills, interests and experience. Job search strategies, including resume preparation. Information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities. On-the-job training, work experience. Help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

    Youth Job Connection – program available online to supports youth ages 15-29, who are currently unemployed and not in full time education gain the skills required to experience success in the workplace. Program includes: 60 hours of paid online job readiness workshops, virtual employment counselling support, opportunity to access supports to purchase items and training needed for employment, and a paid work placement. EMAIL for details

    Youth Job Connection Summer — summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

    Contact yjc.cel@ed.amdsb.ca for more information.

    Second Career Program — skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

    Services for employers — help in identifying human resource skills requirements. Matching of workplace needs to workers’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience. Support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

    Canada-Ontario Job Grant — financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees. Available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

    ESL – English As A Second Language (available at Exeter site)

    Employment Counsellor Peggy Hulley, peggy.hulley@ed.amdsb.ca

    Reach for Success program available online to supports youth ages 15-30, who are not currently in full time education gain the skills required to experience success in the workplace. Program includes: 120 hours of paid Online Job Readiness Workshops, Virtual Employment Counselling Support, Opportunity to complete training in WHMIS, Safe Food Handling and Smart Serve, a 8 week Paid Work Placement, $750 Bonus for Individuals who complete all components of the program
    Contact Kim Postma EMAIL with any questions

    Avon Maitland District School Board
    http://www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca

    COVID19 All services being offered remotely. In person services can be arranged by appointment only. Call and leave a message. Calls will be returned same day..

    Comprehensive employment and job search services. Assessment of skills, interests and experience. Job search strategies, including resume preparation. Information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities. On-the-job training, work experience. Help in maintaining employment. Information and referral to other employment and community services

    Second Career Program — skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

    Services for employers — help in identifying human resource skills requirements. Matching of workplace needs to workers’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience. Support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

    Canada-Ontario Job Grant — financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees. available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new.

    Reach for Success program available online to supports youth ages 15-30, who are not currently in full time education gain the skills required to experience success in the workplace. Program includes: 120 hours of paid Online Job Readiness Workshops, Virtual Employment Counselling Support, Opportunity to complete training in WHMIS, Safe Food Handling and Smart Serve, a 8 week Paid Work Placement, $750 Bonus for Individuals who complete all components of the program
    Contact Kim Postma EMAIL with any questions

    Youth Job Connection – program available online to supports youth ages 15-29, who are currently unemployed and not in full time education gain the skills required to experience success in the workplace. Program includes: 60 hours of paid online job readiness workshops, virtual employment counselling support, opportunity to access supports to purchase items and training needed for employment, and a paid work placement. EMAIL for details

    YMCA of Goderich-Huron
    http://ymcaswo.ca/p/437/l/569/orgid/22853/t/YMCA_Home

    COVID19 Facility is closed but lots of programming for Mind-Body-Spirit HERE

    Community based recreation programs for adults, children and families * fitness programs * indoor swimming pool and lessons * volunteers

    Click here to view program schedules for fitness and wellness programs, youth programs and camps.

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