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. 

About

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.

Services

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.

Employment Counselling

Professional 1-on-1 assistance to help you achieve your employment goals! 

*by appointment services only

Youth Programs

15-29 years old?
You could be eligible for paid training
and work experience programs!
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Training

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

Services

For Employers

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

Placements

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).

Wage Grants

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.

Blog

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