Employment counsellors are paid by the government to help you find employment. They can assist you with your job search skills, resume and preparing for interviews. They can connect you to mentorship opportunities, bridging programs, job placement opportunities and more.
Provides support and assistance to clients in their pursuit of permanent employment through resume writing, job search counseling, computer access, fax/photocopying services, access to job listings, training course listing, and education/occupation resources.
Apatisiwin is a Swampy Cree word meaning “Employment, Training and Jobs”.
Skilled trades certificates, diploma programs, and apprenticeship opportunities, including:
Offers registration and support to:
Offers programs to help internationally trained professionals improve their knowledge and employability skills.
Provides job seekers with industry training that enhances skill sets, productivity, safety, and workplace communication. Helps to increase job prospects and job mobility for workers in the cannabis industry in a practical learning environment.
Program requires 30 to 40 hours per week and includes:
Provides group activities for newly-arrived immigrants and refugees of all ages to help orient them to their new community while establishing social and professional networks.
An employment placement program for young adults under 30 years old. Assists job seekers in their search for employment by providing them with individual support to help understand their skills, identify their role in the labour market, and recognize their potential contributions to employers. Job matching is the focus of this program.
Services provided by Interval House of Hamilton at Women’s Centre of Hamilton and Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre. Provides support for women and their children who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse including:
Through partnering organizations, Dundas Community Services offers free employment counselling, as well as individual and family counselling with fees geared to your income levels.
Employment Counselling is in partnership with YMCA Employment Services, this program offers a free employment clinic on every second Monday of the month.
Individual and Family Counselling is in partnership with Catholic Family Services of Hamilton, this program offers a weekly geared-to-income counselling clinic on every Thursday afternoon.
Learning assessment designed to identify Essential Skills levels. Includes a detailed Action Plan to help achieve education, training, and employment goals. Provides an employment profile and training summary specific to the client’s needs. This assessment can be done in a one-to-one or group format and takes approximately 3 hours to complete.
Offers employment counselling to newcomers who are unemployed or underemployed and actively seeking work. Services include:
Program of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development that provides services to help job seekers, workers, and employers with advice, grants, and other services around public and private sector employment.
Offers a number of employment assistance services to the Caledonia community.
Provides one-on-one support to job seekers with self-disclosed disabilities with the goal of gaining and maintaining meaningful employment. Supports business owners with implementing accessible hiring practices. Assists employers with transition of job ready clients with disabilities into the workplace. Services include:
Provides activities that support job seekers from newcomers and members of Black and marginalized communities with a broad set of employment readiness activities, delivered as both individual coaching and support, and through group seminars.
Provides kitchen and food training, job opportunities, and development to marginalized youth and adults. Operates a downtown café for Wesley clients, First Place Seniors Residence residents, and community groups from the 3rd floor of the First Place building. Also available for outside catering.
Provides employment support for general trades and connects them with industry employers for work placements. This program runs for approximately 30 weeks. Participants are provided with personal protective equipment and a basic tool kit.
Program provides assistance to Six Nations Band members, in meeting their employment and training objectives by supporting them in obtaining access to employment programs and services.
A six week program teaching skills for use in the landscape and horticulture industry which include: workplace health and safety, lawn and plant maintenance and tools, and landscape construction. Each six week session includes 2 weeks of online training, 2 weeks training on-site in Milton, and a 2 week job placement. Transportation is provided from Hamilton to Milton.
Graduates are placed in entry level positions based on their skills and interests.
Comprehensive employment and job search services
Assists highly skilled internationally trained immigrants (ITIs) gain equivalent work experience in Ontario
Internationally Educated Nurse Program
Offers pre-apprenticeship training and employment programs to anyone who has served a federal or provincial sentence and is interested in a career in the skilled trades. Participants gain marketable employment skills and a paid work placement.
Funded by The Government of Ontario / Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
Pre-apprenticeship training and employment programs are offered in Welding and Auto Body Repair and Collision in in partnership with Mohawk College for those who have served a Federal or Provincial sentence.
Each program is 14 weeks of training followed by 12 weeks of paid work placement.
This program is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
WorkPath Employment Services provides a range of pre-employment supports and employment placement services for individuals who have been incarcerated provincially or federally, and those who are currently involved, or are at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. Supports are provided to individuals and employers specific to the manufacturing sector.
WorkPath Employment services provides supports for all aspects of the job search:
Offers a variety of services meant to support anyone navigating challenging life situations or circumstances.
A mentorship program that matches internationally educated professionals with industry-specific mentors to assist in their settlement process, language skills development, entrepreneurship guidance, and search for employment.
Mentors meet with their mentees one hour each week for up to four months.
Centre for Aviation Technology located at Hamilton International Airport. Student capacity is limited to 350 people. One of several permanent training sites through Mohawk College. Offering the following programs:
A free program designed for Internationally Trained Professionals. Offered to qualified newcomers that have considerable background and experience from their country but have not yet worked in their field in Canada. The Workplace Preparation Program (ELT) prepares individuals to work in their field through 12 weeks of language training related to:
Provides support to newcomers to settle into their life in Canada and connect with their local community.
Offers sector-specific bridging programs that will support highly skilled internationally trained immigrants (ITIs) integrate into the Canadian workforce. These programs are focused on helping ITIs get employment in the field in which they possess prior training and experience. Industries include HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), IT (Information Technology), and Network Cabling.
Participants will receive:
Provides training, job placement programs, and other career development services for people with disabilities.
Ontario provincial program that provides temporary financial and employment assistance for people who are in financial need.
Second Career Program
Youth Job Connection:
Youth Job Connection Summer:
Services For Employers:
Canada-Ontario Job Grant:
Rock Experience Program (R.E.P.), an educational and employment program for youth ages 16 to 25 who have been in contact with the criminal justice system.
TRI-ROCK, funded by Service Canada, is an 18 week paid employment readiness/training program that is done in 2 phases. Phase I is 8 weeks long and takes place on-site at The Living Rock where youth receive a combination of practical work experience and employment readiness skills development. For Phase II, youth are placed with an employer for 10 weeks where they gain valuable job experience.
Rock Resources includes work experience, on-site coaching and employment readiness training.
Provides a variety of services to newcomers, immigrants, and refugees to help them in finding a job in Ontario.
Prepares participants for employment in the skilled trades. These programs support skills building, learning, and employment opportunities in horticulture, welding, and automotive service.
Offers training opportunities and employment support for young women and non-binary youth.
A 12 week program to teach construction skill to youth-at-risk. The program provides renovation and construction services to local charities, non-profit groups, and neighbourhood associations.
Provides fast tracked customized training and jobs in the skilled trades for experienced and entry level trades people. Trades include:
Provides women and non-binary people with the opportunity to reskill or upskill in advanced manufacturing or data science through certification training and additional supports related to navigating non-traditional workplaces and job development. All training expenses are covered by FedDev Ontario, and paid by YWCA Hamilton.
Offers employment support for women. Services include:
A 6 to 8-week program to help newcomers improve their English and prepare for the workplace. Services include:
Offers free training sessions and skill upgrading opportunities to assist participants in finding employment.
Offers support for persons with self-disclosed disabilities to prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment. Includes one-on-one, group coaching and work placements.
Offers support for women to help secure employment in the skilled trades industry. Provides participants with technical training and job coaching with specific regard to machinist and electrical work.
Successful participants will receive: