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Employment Programs and Supports

 
Learn about the programs and supports available to help you find and maintain employment in Halton Region.

At Employment Halton, our goal is to help you find and maintain employment in the job best suited to you. We achieve this by providing ongoing programs and supports to set you up for success from the start.

Visit our employment centres for support with your job search.

Our free services include:

  • Access to current local job postings
  • On-site staff to help support your search
  • Internet, fax machine and photocopier access
  • Information resources: links to employment and training sites, books, career guides, local newspapers and business directories
  • Employment workshops/employer presentations
  • Second Career (external link) training opportunities
  • Self-employment orientation sessions

We provide accessible features at our centres:

  • Adjustable workstations
  • Accessible software, including TextNET, Jaws, Zoom Text, Kurzwiel, Guide
  • UbiDuo Wireless to support hearing impaired communication

For your convenience, we offer two locations.

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Reach out. Our staff will work directly with you in your job search and preparation.

We can help you:

  • Identify opportunities that match your skills and interests
  • Access training (e.g. Second Career (external link) and apprenticeship opportunities)
  • Prepare your cover letters and resume
  • Rehearse for job interviews
  • Connect to community resources

We work with local employers to identify their needs and help get you access to the opportunities that are the best fit.

Job placement services are designed for individuals who are “job ready”. We can help:

  • Connect you with employers
  • Submit your applications and arrange for interviews
  • Assist with on-the-job training plans
  • Provide training incentives and employment supports to the employer
  • Provide after-placement monitoring and support

COJG provides direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their workforce.

Click here (external link) for more details about eligibility and application.

Halton Region’s Small Business Centre can help you start or grow your small business.

We offer comprehensive start-up support that provides the training and tools to set you up for success!

Discover our youth programs for aspiring young adults interested in entrepreneurship opportunities.

Click here for contact details or to learn more about our programs and resources.

Halton recognizes the potential that its youth brings to the prosperity of the region and its residents.

Are you a local youth seeking assistance with your employment prospects? Employment Halton and the province of Ontario have many programs intended to help youth build skills, find a job or start a business.

Youth Job Connection (external link) (YJC) helps youth aged 15 - 29 who face challenging life circumstances and need extra employment supports. The program offers:

  • Paid pre-employment training
  • Job matching and placements
  • Mentorship services
  • Education and work transitions

Youth Job Link (external link) (YJL) helps youth aged 15 - 29 who do not experience complex barriers to employment. This program is for you if you are looking for career planning and transitioning support. YJL offers:

  • Career exploration services
  • Career management services
  • Job search, readiness and matching assistance

Participants will gain lasting tools and techniques that they can use to identify, acquire and maintain employment.

Contact Employment Halton to ask about start dates or for an application.

  • Email: YJC@halton.ca
  • Dial 311 or call 905-825-6000, ext. 2777
  • Apply in person at Employment Halton Oakville: 567 Michigan Drive, Oakvile

Youth Self-Employment programs are offered by Halton Region's Small Business Centre. Support, training and mentorship are provided to aspiring young adults interested in entrepreneurship opportunities. Connect with one of our experienced business consultants to help your entrepreneurial goals become a reality.

Employment Halton offers support to individuals who struggle with managing their mental health or addiction.

A referral to our mental health program may include access to the following supports :

  • vocational/cognitive assessments
  • brief solution focused counselling
  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions
  • application assistance for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • referrals to community mental health programs/supports

For those challenged by addiction and having difficulty retaining employment, the Employment and Wellness Program provides:

  • 16-week group session
  • individual and employment counselling
  • skills development and job placement opportunities
  • transportation, child care and other benefits to help you attend the program

Refer to the calendar at the bottom of the page for program dates and click here to register online.

Connect with us for eligibility details and other information. Visit us in-person or dial 311 to set-up an appointment.

Attend one of our regularly scheduled job fairs. Come prepared, dress for success and bring your resume!

The event is open to the public – admission and parking are free. Go to haltonjobs.ca for information on dates, location and a list of registered employers (external link) .

Each month, we invite employers to speak to job seekers about hiring practices and opportunities.

Click here for details on who is coming this month!

To register or for more information, sign up by email at ieservices@halton.ca or by calling 311.

All hiring events are hosted at the Oakville Employment Resource Centre: 567 Michigan Drive, Oakville

Halton Regional Centre

  • When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Location: 2515 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville

The event is open to the public – come with a friend! Admission and parking are free.
Come prepared, dress for success and bring copies of your resumé.

Employers: Register for the Job Fair on haltonjobs.ca. (external link)

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