Services for Job Seekers
Finding a job is a job in itself. We have a number of programs to help you put your best foot forward.
- Access to Professions and Trades
Learn about the many programs and services the Ontario Government provides to help newcomers succeed.
- Apprenticeship Training
Apprenticeship is an on-the-job training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade or occupation.
- Future Entrepreneurs Program
Introduces an entrepreneurial mind-set and skills to students in Grades 7 and 9.
- GED (General Education Development)
Not having a high school diploma can get in the way of getting a job. We can help you achieve high school equivalency.
- Employment Service
The program helps people plan, prepare for and succeed in the job market and can help individuals on a path to higher skills training and employment.
- Language Training
We can help you upgrade your skills in Canada's official languages.
- Literacy and Basic Skills Programs
These programs provide literacy, math and essential skills services that help learners achieve their goals.
- Ontario Disability Support Program
The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is designed to meet the unique needs of people with disabilities who are in financial need, or who want and are able to work and need support.
- Ontario Internship Program
Make the most of your education. As an intern, you'll be paid a competitive salary to complete challenging and rewarding job assignments.
- Ontario Job Bank
The Ontario Job Bank is a web-based network of job postings that are available to all Canadians. Job seekers will find jobs posted on this site not only from all areas of Ontario but from across Canada.
- Ontario Job Creation Partnerships
Ontario Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program that provides work experience to unemployed job seekers within projects that benefit the community or local economy.
- Ontario Self-Employment Benefit
The Ontario Self-Employment Benefit provides unemployed people who are or have recently been eligible for Employment Insurance with income and entrepreneurial support while they develop and start their business.
- Ontario Works
The Ontario Works Program provides income and employment assistance for people who are in temporary financial need.
- Opportunities Fund
The objective of the Opportunities Fund is to assist persons with disabilities to prepare for, obtain employment or self-employment as well as to develop the skills necessary to maintain that new employment.
- Second Career Strategy
The Second Career Strategy will help recently laid-off unemployed workers train for new careers.
- Summer Company
Provides hands-on business training and mentoring – together with awards of up to $3,000 – to help enterprising young people start up and run their own summer business.
- Summer Jobs Service
The Summer Job Service provides free job search support and placement services to students.
- Youth Employment Fund
The Youth Employment Fund is part of the Ontario government’s Youth Jobs Strategy, which is helping 30,000 young people across the province get work experience, start a business or build job skills.