Job Seekers

Resource & Information

Our Resource & Information Centre has all the tools you will need to get your job search started! Enter our bright and energetic centre, where you will be welcomed by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our Centre is a walk-in, self-directed community resource centre open to the general public.

Our free services include:

  • Job Posting Board
  • Computers with internet access
  • Photocopying and printing services
  • Telephone and fax
  • On-line career planning and assessment tools
  • Workshops to help with your job search
  • Assistance with resume and cover letter development and editing
  • Staff available to answer questions and provide tips
  • Many handouts, samples and templates for effective job search materials
  • Information on local labour market
  • Information on education and training opportunities
  • Information on other Employment Ontario programs
  • Information on community resources

What our clients say about us:

“Like the new, bright place, it’s comfortable and the computers
are easy to use. Friendly, helpful staff.”

Job Search Services

Our Employment Counsellors offer one-on-one individualized support to help you with all aspects of your job search. This service is open to individuals who are willing and able to pursue employment. Our professional and competent Employment Counsellors are available by appointment offering flexible and timely options.

Our job search services can help you:

  • Explore your skills, abilities and interests
  • Clarify your short and long term employment goals
  • Develop a clear and structured plan leading to employment
  • Prepare for employment by identifying and addressing readiness issues
  • Conduct an effective, successful job search
  • Receive coaching to help you stay positive and focused
  • Navigate roadblocks in the path towards meaningful employment
  • Effectively market yourself to employers
  • Succeed in job interviews and secure a job offer
  • Connect with other supports if needed

What our clients say about us:

"Always happy with their service. The staff are very courteous,
very helpful... I would recommend them anytime."

Job Placement & Retention Services

These services are available to individuals who are unable to secure or keep a job due to barriers and/or labour market perceptions. Our Employment Counsellors can coordinate placements, including work experience, job test and hire and on-the-job training opportunities. They will carefully match your skills and interests with job opportunities, ensuring a good fit every time. They conduct outreach to employers to market you and negotiate terms on your behalf. Once you are placed, the support continues while you are on the job, to address any workplace issues that may affect your success. Let staff support you every step of the way toward long term sustainable employment.

Our Job Placement Services can help you:

  • Get back into the workforce or try out a new field
  • Learn more about a specific position and discover if it’s the right fit
  • Get valuable work experience that is current and relevant
  • Get on-the-job training and positive work references
  • Offset gaps in employment history
  • Refamiliarize yourself with workplace culture and habits
  • Increase your skills and confidence

Our Job Retention Services can help you:

  • Identify and address issues that prevent you from maintaining work long term
  • Learn about your rights and obligations on the job
  • Learn how to recognize and meet employer expectations
  • Receive on-the-job coaching and support at critical times
  • Learn how to manage stress and problem solve in work-related situations
  • Negotiate a successful working relationship with your employer
  • Prevent job loss

What our clients say about us:

“Excellent services, suggestions and always positive
directions from your staff.”

Other Employment Ontario programs

Second Career

Have you been LAID OFF? Wish to retrain? Second Career may be for you. This program helps laid-off workers attend retraining so they can find jobs in high-demand occupations. Second Career is a cost-sharing grant based on need and can provide financial support for tuition, books, transportation, and basic living allowance. Additional support may be available to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities, dependent care, costs of living away from home and academic upgrading.

You can apply to Second Career if you:

  • are laid off or have been laid off since January 2005
  • are currently unemployed or working an interim job or left work due to medical reasons

To find out if you are eligible and suitable to apply for Second Career, please contact us at 613-542-7373 (press 2).

Also visit the following website: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/secondcareer/

 

Apprenticeship

What is an apprentice? An apprentice is someone who learns a skilled trade on the job, under the direction of more experienced workers. Apprentices also complete classroom instruction as a part of their training. Apprentices earn a salary while they learn a skilled trade. Jobs in the skilled trades are in high demand, pay well, and are rewarding careers. In Ontario, there are more than 150 skilled trades ranging from auto mechanics to arborists, and from chefs to welders that can be learned through apprenticeship training.

How to get started? To become an apprentice, you must find an employer who is willing to hire and train you. Or you may be eligible to attend the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program to help you develop your job skills and trade readiness to better prepare you to find work as an apprentice. Once you have found an employer, you contact the local apprenticeship office to register as a new apprentice.

The government has several supports that provide financial assistance. Once you’ve started on your apprenticeship, your employment counsellor can help you apply for the many cash grants and incentives available to you.

For more information about Apprenticeship or available cash grants and incentives, please contact us at 613-542-7373 (press 2). Also visit the following website: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training/