Ontario Employment Assistance Services

Ontario Employment Assistance Services can help people connect with a variety of employment programs. It also has services to help people prepare for and find a job.

How does it work?

Ontario Employment Assistance Services can help you in a number of different ways. Here are some examples:

Needs assessment and return to work action plans
You can work with a professional counsellor to develop a personalized plan to return to work. The plan may also identify other services that can help you.

Job Finding Clubs
Job finding clubs can help you identify which jobs or industries best match your skills, develop a professional résumé, know how and where to look for work, and improve your interviewing skills. It also helps by providing group support while you look for a job.

Career Decision Making
This service can help you identify a career path that best matches your skills, and is in high demand.

Targeted Services
These are special services designed for specific groups of job seekers such as youth, newcomers to Ontario, older workers, single parents and persons with disabilities.

Who is it for?

Anyone can use Ontario Employment Assistance Services to get help preparing for and finding a job. Some employment programs are also available for people who are eligible. You may qualify for one of these programs if you:

  • are unemployed
  • are eligible for Employment Insurance (EI), or were eligible within the past three years
  • have left work to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, and were eligible for Employment Insurance maternity or parental benefits within the past five years.

Where can I learn more?

Talk to a service provider in your community and find out if this program is right for you.
You can use the map feature on this website to find this service in your area.