Ontario Employment Services

  • Comprehensive employment and job search services
  • Assessment of skills, interests and experience
  • Job search strategies, including resume preparation
  • Information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities
  • On-the-job training, work experience
  • Help in maintaining employment
  • Information and referral to other employment and community services

Better Jobs Ontario: Skills training and financial support for laid off workers
  • training program must demonstrate good job prospects
  • financial support based on need, may include tuition, instructional costs, books, transportation and/or a basic living allowance

Services for employers: Help in identifying human resource skills requirements
  • Matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience
  • Support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant: Financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees
  • Available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

Youth Job Connection: Paid pre-employment training
  • Job matching
  • Paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers
  • Mentorship
  • Education and work transitions support

Youth Job Connection Summer: Summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year
Self-service information and resources
  • anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers
Assisted Services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services)
  • people who are unemployed and out of school
Better jobs Ontario
  • laid off individuals who are currently unemployed
  • individuals from low-income households experiencing labour market challenges
Youth Job Connection
  • Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment
Youth Job Connection Summer
  • Ontario high school students 15-18 years intending to stay in, or return to high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement
  • focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work
Application Process
Call or drop in
• for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit
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211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
November 2, 2023
Lutherwood, 35 Dickson St
Cambridge, ON, N1R 7A6
Cross street: Dickson St and Ainslie St; across the street from the Farmer's Market and City Hall
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Hours of Operation
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 7:00 pm
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Mon, Wed-Fri: 8:30 am-4:30 pm • Tue: 8:30 am-7 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Waterloo Region
  • Wellington County