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Public Comments Satellite offices are located at 435 Stone Rd W, Suite 213, in Guelph, as well as Arthur, Erin, Harriston, Palmerston, Rockwood and Mount Forest -- call Guelph office for more information on hours, services and locations at these other sites.
Contact Information
Alternate Name 2nd Chance ; 4249A ; ACE ; Canada-Ontario Job Grant ; COJG ; CV19 ; Second Career ; YJC ; YJCS ; Youth Job Connection / Youth Job Connection Summer
Office Phone 519-823-2440
Fax 519-823-2691
Primary Contact Jenni Brooks, Program Manager; Email:
Primary Executive Chris Baginski-Hansen, Executive Director; Email:
Site Location Guelph-Downtown
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
177 Norfolk St
Guelph, ON N1H 4K1
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Intersection Norfolk St and Suffolk St
Physical Access Not Accessible - Norfolk location ; accessible offices located at Stone Road Mall location, Suite 213, and in Fergus at 160 St David St S, Unit 104 -- can make arrangements to meet with clients at these locations
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: All resource centres are currently closed to the public. Staff are continuing to support the community during this difficult time. Use the contact page on the website, call 519-823-2440 or e-mail for assistance. Service and support continues by phone and through e-mail to help with job searches and connections to other community supports as needed.

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, training and community services

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

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 for students ages 15-18
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Arthur ; Erin ; Guelph ; Harriston ; Mount Forest ; Palmerston ; Rockwood
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 out of full time work and/or out of full time 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 (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Funding Provincial
Service Categories 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