Community Employment Services

Community Employment Services

Northern College Community Employment Services offers a range of free services and supports to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals as well as employers, to assist in higher skill training and employment.

Services can be provided in English and French and are available to anyone, including those who are employed, unemployed or under-employed, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, and employers. Employment services consist of a full range of programs such as job search assistance, job matching and placement, job retention support and follow-ups.

Delivering Employment Ontario’s Employment Services as part of the Ontario College system, our goal is your goal – to help job seekers find sustainable employment, and employers find employees.

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Services for Job Seekers

Whether you’re looking for a job, changing career, or returning to school; Northern College’s Employment services offers a wide range of resources which can help you reach your goals. Some of these support opportunities include:

  • Job Search Assistance
  • Assist with Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Job Application & Interview Preparation
  • Better Jobs Funding for a higher skills training
  • Access to Job Board
  • Access to computers for job search

With a variety of free services and programs to offer, please contact us for more information to get started.

 

Programs

Better Jobs (Formerly Second Career)

Ontario’s new Better Jobs Ontario program may help you retrain for a new in-demand career. Accepted students can access up to $28,000 in paid support for tuition, living expenses, and more.

Better Jobs Ontario has replaced Ontario’s Second Career program. People who may benefit from Better Jobs Ontario include Ontario residents who have been unemployed for six months or more, laid-off workers and gig workers.

Youth Job Connection

Are you between the ages of 15-29 and looking to gain valuable work experience? Kick-start your career with the support of Youth Job Connection.

This program will support you with the following:

  • Improving your resume and practicing your interview skills
  • Using social media to give you a job search advantage
  • Learning how to profile your experience and education
  • Participating in networking opportunities
  • Finding a paid job or placement through Northern College Community Employment Services network
Community Disability Support Program (CDSP)

The Community Disability Support Program (CDSP) provides employment assistance and support for people with disabilities in order for them to enter or re-enter the workforce. The program connects people with disabilities to sustainable, competitive employment by providing the supports they need to get a job, keep the job, and advance in their careers.

The Community Disability Support Program offers individuals the opportunity to work, become independent, and reach their employment potential. Anyone who has a verified disability or impairment that results in substantial barriers to employment can apply.

For more information or to apply to the CDSP program, please contact:
Sheila Morais
Tel: 705-567-9291 ext. 3683
Email: moraiss@northern.on.ca

For information on the Ministry of Community, Children & Support Services Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) program call 705-567-3391 or toll-free 1-800-461-4961.

Services for Newcomers

We are here to assist Newcomers on their path to finding their first Canadian job.  Our team offers individualized free services based on each job seeker. Some of these services include:

  • Job Search Assistance
  • Assist with Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Referral to other Community Services

If you are interested in accessing these services, please contact us for more information to get started.

Services for Employers

Assistance to employers is provided in making hiring decisions easier while reducing training costs. We offer free ongoing support, which includes:

  • Screening of candidates
  • Identify and access hiring incentives, wage subsidies, and funding for job seekers and employers.
  • Creation of employment postings

To access to our services through a Job Consultant, please contact us.

 

Programs

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Train your workers and watch your team and business succeed. The Canada-Ontario Job Grant offers employers training incentives. Eligible training costs include tuition and fees, textbooks and materials. You contribute the remaining costs and employ the worker you train. Individual businesses and business organizations can apply and select any appropriate training offered by eligible third-party trainers.

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant offers employers training incentives.

  • For small employers (firms with 1-99 employees), the Grant will fund, on average, 5/6 of a worker’s eligible training costs up to a maximum of $10,000.
  • For large employers (100 or more employees), the Grant will fund half of a worker’s eligible training costs up to a maximum of $10,000.

More information can be found on the Ministry of Labour, Trades, and Skill Development website.

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

Contact Information

Kirkland Lake Area
140 Government Rd East
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3L8

Phone: 705-567-9238
Fax: 705-567-9480
KL.EmploymentServices@northern.on.ca

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Temiskaming Shores Area
290 Armstrong St.
New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0

Phone: 705-672-5244
Fax: 705-647-3094
NL.EmploymentServices@northern.on.ca

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Timmins Area
330 Second Avenue, Suite 104
Timmins, ON P4N 8A4

Phone: 705-268-3033
Fax: 705-268-3035
ti.EmploymentServices@northern.on.ca

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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