Site: Guelph

Service: Ontario Employment Services

Contact Information
Alternate Name 4224C ; Canada-Ontario Job Grant ; COJG ; CV19 ; Employment Ontario ; Job Search Workshop for Internationally Trained Professionals ; Mentorship for Internationally Trained Professionals ; SC ; Second Career ; YJC ; YJCS ; Youth Job Connection / Youth Job Connection Summer
Office Phone 519-822-4141 * leave message after hours
Toll Free Phone 1-866-321-4141
Fax 519-822-6170
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Margaret Penner, Program Manager; Email:
Alternate Contact Mary-Jo Shearer, Program Manager; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Holly Jackson, Volunteer Coordinator; Email:
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 (Service) Due to COVID-19, the Resource Centre is closed. Call 519-822-4141, text 519-400-2053, or visit the online portal to access 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

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

For employers:
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 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
Hours Mon, Wed-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Tue 8:30 am-7 pm
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility 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 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
Languages English ; French ; Portuguese ; Spanish ; Tigrinya
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Employment Ontario - Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Service Categories Business Financing ; Career Awareness ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Human Resources Management Support ; Job Training Expense Assistance ~ Laid Off Workers ; On the Job Training ; Prejob Guidance ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Employment Issues ; Vocational Assessment ; Work Experience ; Youth Employment Programs