Welcome to ReStart
We are a well established, community based, non-profit service committed to providing high quality assistance to both job seekers and employers.
Who We Are
Your primary source of help and information for job seekers in the north area of Kingston.
We will work collaboratively to fulfil Employment Ontario’s vision to create a skilled and diverse workforce.
For Job Seekers
At ReStart, we can provide professional employment counselling to help you achieve your career goals. Through collaboration, you will work one-on-one with an Employment Consultant to create a customized service plan based on your needs, qualifications and interests. Your plan will include S.M.A.R.T (Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Realistic. Time-bound) goals with the on-going support, problem solving and coaching needed to successfully gain employment.
Professional 1-on-1 assistance to help you achieve your employment goals!
*by appointment services only
15-29 years old?
You could be eligible for paid training
and work experience programs!
Professional development training to further your career, including the Second Career program!
Our workshops will give you the skills and tools necessary to find a job and excel in the workplace!
Resources & Information
Our R&I Centre is a welcoming space with Employment Consultants ready to help with all your job search needs!
*by appointment services only
Hiring a new team member can be a time consuming and expensive process. We’re here to make hiring simpler and more cost-effective. ReStart takes care of posting your job ad, screening all applicants and passing on resumes of qualified job seekers eager to join your team – all free of charge.
Find out about financial incentives to cover the costs of wages and training when you provide a job placement to a qualified candidate
Invest in your workforce by receiving help applying for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, which provides financial support to train your employees
Learn about the Apprenticeship Signing Bonus that can help you offset the cost of registering and training an apprentice
When you are looking to fill a position, you can provide a Job Developer with requirements, and the Job Developer can provide you with any candidates within our agency that are a good match.
Job Screening/Job Fairs
You are welcome to send any job descriptions and we will be happy to screen candidates for you. Inquire about hosting or attending any job fairs, with full use of our boardrooms (when in-person meetings are allowed).
ReStart is funded by Employment Ontario, as well as the provincial government. We can offer wage reimbursement through our placements when hiring one of our clients.
Be in the Loop
If you’re at a turning point in your life, deciding which skill to invest your time in can be difficult.
It comes down to how you attract job candidates, by choosing how you source and engage with potential recruits.
With every new year, it seems that there’s new things to think about when it comes to even the most basic job search elements. And 2021 is no different.
There are 4 trends that all job seekers should know about. And in 2021, they’re becoming more common each and every day.
Looking for work during this pandemic can feel futile to many, but job experts from all around are pressing the importance of not giving up.
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, employers and workers are rushing to find new solutions to help curb the spread of the contagion, without impacting their day-to-day business.