Ontario Employment Services

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Comprehensive employment and job search services which include:
  • 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
Second Career Program: skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Canada-Ontario Job Grant (for employers): 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 supports

Youth Job Connection Summer: summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

Mentorship for Internationally Trained Professionals: the Mentorship Program of Lutherwood brings together internationally trained professionals (ITPs) and trades people in Guelph-Wellington with local volunteer mentors in their field. Mentees will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the regional job market and professional practice in Canada, and establish valuable networking connections.

Job Search Workshop for Immigrants (JSW): this program is a newcomer's first step to employment in Canada. Staff experts understand the needs of immigrants and can help participants learn what Canadian employers want newcomers to know about getting a job in Canada.
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.

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 residents 15-18 years who intend to continue 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.

Employers can get help in identifying their human resource skill requirements, matching of position/workplace needs to participants' skills, capabilities, interests and experience, and support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support success and retention.
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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89 Wyndham St N
3rd Fl
Guelph, N1H 4E9
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Margaret Penner, Program Manager
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Last Updated On
December 14, 2022
89 Wyndham St N, 3rd Fl
Guelph, ON, N1H 4E9
In downtown core, St George's Square.
Cross street: Wyndham St N and Quebec St.

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Hours of Operation
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Office hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm ****Closed Mon Dec 26, Tue Dec 27, and Mon Jan 2 to observe stat holidays****
Service Area(s)
  • Guelph
  • Wellington County