Contact Information
Alternate Name Canada-Ontario Job Grant ; COJG ; Employment Ontario ; Job Search Workshop for Internationally Trained Professionals ; Mentorship for Internationally Trained Professionals ; SC ; Second Career ; YJC ; YJCS ; YJL ; Youth Job Connection / Youth Job Connection Summer ; Youth Job Link
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 Katrina Michielsen, Program Manager; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Verity Suntz, 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) 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

Youth Job Link – youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops * job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs

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

Youth Job Link -- Self-service information and resources, any youth 15-29 years, including students * Job matching services, youth 15-29 years, including students, who reside in Ontario and are eligible to work in Canada

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 Training, Colleges and Universities
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