A comprehensive suite of employment services for all job seekers, including assistance with job search, resumes, cover letters, and interview skills. A fully staffed Employment Resource Centre, skilled Employment Consultants and a Job Matching and Placement service are all available to connect job seekers with employment opportunities and training options.
The Second Career Strategy helps recently laid-off workers who require long-term skills training to find work in high-skill occupations that are in demand in the local labour market. Financial assistance for eligible and suitable applicants is based on individual need.
Knowing yourself is the first step toward making a successful career choice. Taking the time to explore your aptitudes, interests, personality and values will prove to be a valuable investment toward your future. Our Employment Consultants can assist you with a full career assessment using a variety of tools.
Youth Job Connection
A year-round employment program for unemployed youth under 30. YJC offers a combination of paid training and paid work placements. YJC offers financial incentives to employers to cover the cost of training their new employee; and supports to the worker for costs such as transportation or tools needed for the job.
Youth Job Connection - Summer
A program to assist students aged 15-18 who are new entrants to the labour market or who are experiencing challenging life situations to make positive educational and career choices. YJCS offers a combination of paid training and paid work placements.
Youth Job Link
Youth Job Link is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market.
The Apprenticeship Scholarship provides up to $1,000 to support individuals who require upgrading to meet the academic eligibility requirements for their chosen trade.
Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus
A $2,000 Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus (AESB) is available to employers who meet eligibility and who hire, register, and train an apprentice as part of their participation in Job Matching, Placement and Incentives. Signing bonuses are awarded to the employer in two payments:
- an initial $1,000 payment when an individual's registered apprenticeship training agreement is signed/registered with the Ministry
- a final $1,000 payment six months from the apprenticeship signing/registration date if the apprentice is still working and training with the same employer