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Job Seekers

Welcome to the Job Seekers Hub!

Find Work, Access Training, or Upgrade Your Skills.

Connect With People Who Can Help You Find a Job

There are organizations in Waterloo, Guelph-Wellington and Dufferin who are here to help you find employment.

Employment Ontario Offices

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.

Other Employment Supports

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.

Job specific training programs in Waterloo, Guelph-Wellington and Dufferin

Post Secondary Continuing Education Opportunities 

Additional Resources

Immigrants Can Access Support to Find a Job

There are many pathways to achieving your learning and employment goals:

  • Language training
  • University and college
  • programs, or earning your high school equivalency diploma
  • Salary standards and minimum wage
  • The local labour market
  • Transferring international skills and licenses
  • Working in Canada

Assistance in Waterloo Region

Assistance in Guelph/Wellington and Dufferin*

*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.

Organizations in Waterloo, Guelph Wellington and Dufferin who help youth to find jobs

There are special programs available to youth such as:

  • Youth Job Connection (15 to 29 years old)
  • Youth Job Connection Summer
  • Financial help to offset training costs for Youth
  • Job preparation workshops and support

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)

Want to Learn On-the-Job?

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

Want to know more about Skilled Trades Ontario?

Visit: Skilled Trades Ontario

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skill Development has even more resources for starting an apprenticeship.

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In Demand Entry-Level Jobs

Personal Support Worker
CNC Programmer
Diesel Mechanic
CNC Machinist
Farm Manager
Construction Edition

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KTH Shelburne
Kuntz Electroplating Inc. 
Rapid Gear
ATS Automation
Answer Precision
Pride Signs
Denso Manufacturing
Melitron Corporation

Professional Development

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Work From Home Session 1, General Overview
Work from Home Professional Development Series: How to Stand Out in a Virtual Team
Work from Home Professional Development Series: Teambuilding, Onboarding and Tech Support for Staff

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*:

Aboriginaljobboard.ca

Agcareers

Canadianexecutivesearch

Careerarc

Careerbuilder.ca

Charityvillage

Drcareers.ca

Emploisfp-psjobs

Employment Ontario job boards at Region of Waterloo, Agilec, Second Chance

Farmsatwork.ca

Hcareers

Indeed

Indigenouscareers.org

Jobbank

Jobillico

Jobsindufferin

Kijiji

KWjobboard

Liveandworkinwellington

Localwork

Manufacturing Innovation Network Waterloo Region

Simplyhired

Skilledtradesplus

Workcabin.ca

Workinnonprofits

Workintech

Workopolis

Wowjobs

*Please note, job posting sites are subject to change