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Ontario Employment Services, Pickering - Kingston Rd, Unit 16

Search Agency Service

Comprehensive employment and job search services
  • assessment of skills, interests and experience
  • job search strategies, including resume preparation
  • information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities
  • on-the-job training, work experience
  • help in maintaining employment
  • information and referral to other employment and community services
Better Jobs Ontario -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers
  • help in identifying human resource skills requirements
  • matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience
  • support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention
Canada-Ontario Job Grant
  • financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees
  • available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
Youth Job Connection
  • paid pre-employment training
  • job matching
  • paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers
  • mentorship
  • education and work transitions supports
Youth Job Connection Summer
  • summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year
Self-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers
Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school
Youth Job Connection -- Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment
Youth Job Connection Summer -- Ontario residents 15-18 years who intend to continue high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement * focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work
Income Tax Clinic - low income, simple tax situation, current and prior years ; resides within local community, social assistance recipients
Application Process
Call or drop in
For general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit www.ontario.ca/employmentontario
Income Tax Clinic - appointments preferred, offering virtual, drop-offs, walk-ins - contact to book appointment or for information Manoj Bhattarai 416-741-8714 ext 30209, [email protected] or Erica Taylor (416) 741-8714 ext 30219, [email protected]
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Mailing Address
1550 Kingston Rd
Suite 16
Pickering, ON, L1V 1C3
Linda Gibbs, Director
Email: [email protected]
General Manager
Samantha Teney
Email: [email protected]
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Information Durham
Last Updated On
March 13, 2023
1550 Kingston Rd, Suite 16
Pickering, ON, L1V 1C3
Cross street: Valley Farm Rd and Kingston Rd; In the same plaza as Second Cup
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Hours of Operation
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Service Area(s)
Durham Region