Find Work, Access Training, or Upgrade Your Skills.
There are organizations in Waterloo, Guelph-Wellington and Dufferin who are here to help you find employment.
A local Employment Ontario office can help you get training, build skills or find a job. Their staff are there to connect people looking for work with employers looking for workers.
There are other employment supports available in our communities. These include services specially designed to assist youth, indigenous peoples, new Canadians, immigrants, and persons with disabilities.
Explore the locations and services in the map below by enlarging it in the top right corner.
There are many pathways to achieving your learning and employment goals:
*If you live in Dufferin County: The Wellington County Settlement Services Settlement workers will meet with Dufferin sponsors/refugees for needs assessment including employment, language assessment, ESL referrals, etc. Translation services are also available.
There are special programs available to youth such as:
Employment Ontario counselors provide ongoing support to youth who are seeking work. Explore the locations and services in the map below by enlarging it in the top right corner. (Note: if you are using Internet Explorer you will need to zoom in on our region manually)
An apprenticeship is formal training for those who want a career in the skilled trades. It combines training on the job and in the classroom.
How you prepare depends on your situation. Choose one of the categories below to find out more about becoming an apprentice.
Visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/prepare-apprenticeship for more information
Visit: Skilled Trades Ontario
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skill Development has even more resources for starting an apprenticeship.
FindYourJob.ca is a website developed in order to help create the most efficient system for job seekers to find their next career. By compiling postings from different websites representing a variety of sectors and communities, the site is able to ensure that all industries are showcased and can be found by job seekers.
Sites in which jobs are pulled from include*:
Employment Ontario job boards at Region of Waterloo, Agilec, Second Chance
Manufacturing Innovation Network Waterloo Region
*Please note, job posting sites are subject to change