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Alternate Name 4212A ; Canada-Ontario Job Grant ; COJG ; Employment Ontario ; Job Connect ; Second Career ; YJC ; YJCS ; YMCAs of Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo ; Youth Job Connection/ Youth Job Connection Summer
Areas Served Waterloo Region
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

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

Services for employers -- help in identifying human resource skills requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

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 Employing Young Talent Incentive -- supports small businesses to hire and retain participants between the ages of 15-29. Employers are eligible for up to $2000
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-12 noon
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
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 ; Arabic ; Bosnian ; Croatian ; Greek ; Hindi ; Mandarin ; Polish ; Punjabi ; Romanian ; Russian ; Serbian ; Ukrainian ; Urdu
Fees None
Service Categories Business Financing ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Human Resources Management Support ; Job Training Expense Assistance ~ Laid Off Workers ; Youth Employment Programs
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-579-9622 ext. 244
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Primary Contact Andjelka Raic, Supervisor; Phone: 519-579-9622 ext 263
Address and Location Information
Public Comments COVID-19 Update: Currently offering services virtually. Call 519-579-9622 ext. 241 or 244 or request appointment online here
Located In Community Kitchener
Address & Map
800 King St W, 3rd Flr
Kitchener, ON N2G 1E8
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Intersection Victoria St. S and King St. W
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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