Site: Guelph

Service: Employment Services

Contact Information
Alternate Name EOES ; ES ; Job Search Workshops ; JSW ; YJC ; YJCS
Office Phone 519-822-4141
Toll Free Phone 1-866-321-4141
Fax 519-822-6170
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Margaret Penner, Program Manager; Phone: 519-822-4141 ext 1518; Email:
Alternate Contact Mary-Jo Shearer, Program Manager; Phone: 519-822-4141 ext 1264; Email:
Description (Site) In downtown core, St George's Square
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
89 Wyndham St N, 3rd Fl
Guelph, ON N1H 4E9
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Intersection Wyndham St N and Quebec St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Social services organization offering a broad range of programs that include employment, mental health, and housing services.
Description (Service) Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies * resume preparation * information on careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * paid pre-employment training and job placements * on-the-job training / work experience * help to maintain employment * education and work transition supports * information and referral to other employment and community services * mentorship for youth * help finding summer employment * self employment supports * Second Career assessments

Employment Resource Centre offers access to photocopiers, fax machines, computers, telephones, internet, message service. Specialized services for youth, experienced workers, and persons with disabilities

Services also available for employers * free recruitment support * training incentives for new employees * government supported skills training * apprenticeship * employee leadership development * downsizing and closure services

Job Search Workshops for Newcomers (JSW) -- (funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for immigrants legally entitled to work in Canada

* five-day job search techniques workshops, covering labour market information, access to trades and professions, resume preparation, networking

Mentorship program - matches internationally trained professionals (ITPs) and trades people with local volunteer mentors in their field to gain a better understanding of the regional job market, establish valuable networking contacts, and learn more about sector-specific language and professional practice in Canada

Offers Employment Ontario programs. See separate listing for details.
Hours Mon, Wed-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Tue 8:30 am-7 pm
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) and up 
Varies across programs. 
Anyone not currently employed * individuals working less than 20 hours per week * clients may be Employment Insurance or Ontario Works recipients * Resource Centre is open for all to use 
* Job Search Workshop and Mentorship Program may be accessed by new Canadians, immigration status and English language level may apply -- contact for more information
Application Drop into the Resource Centre, visit website or call for information * assessment required for some programs
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1970
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development ; Federal - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for ISAP - JSW Initiative
Service Categories Business Assistance Services ; Career Counselling ; Career Exploration ; Job Search Resource Centres ; Prejob Guidance ~ Immigrants (Canada) ; Prejob Guidance ~ Refugees