Site: Fergus

Service: Ontario Employment Services

Public Comments Satellite sites located in Arthur, Drayton, Mount Forest and Erin -- call the Fergus office for more information on hours, services and office locations.
Contact Information
Alternate Name 3011M ; Canada-Ontario Job Grant ; COJG ; Employment Ontario ; Job Connect ; Second Career ; YJC ; YJCS ; Youth Job Connection / Youth Job Connection Summer
Former Name Northern Lights Canada
Office Phone 519-787-9333
Toll Free Phone 1-800-361-4642
Fax 519-787-0044
Primary Contact Sariah Middleton, Team Leader; Email:
Primary Executive Christine Bearinger, Project Coordinator; Email:
Description (Site) Half block west of Tower St
Located In Community Fergus
Address & Map
370 St Andrew St W, Unit 2
Fergus, ON N1M 1N9
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Intersection Tower St and St Andrew St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Comprehensive employment and job search 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

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

Visiting offices located in Arthur, Drayton and Erin
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * extended hours Wed 4:30 pm-7 pm
Areas Served Arthur ; Drayton ; Erin ; Fergus
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
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (60) Commercial
Funding Provincial
Service Categories Business Financing ; Career Awareness ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Job Training Expense Assistance ; On the Job Training ; Prejob Guidance ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Employment Issues ; Vocational Assessment ; Work Experience ; Youth Employment Programs