Self-Employment/Entrepreneurship

If you are choosing to start your own business and follow your dreams of entrepreneurship, congratulations! There are many benefits, both personal and professional, that can come from being self-employed. The government of Canada offers certain tax breaks for those who own their own business as well as special employment insurance benefits such as maternity, parental, sickness and compassion care benefits for those who work for themselves. There are many things to consider when starting a business. Everything from registering a business name, to creating a business plan, to creating a budget and learning bookkeeping skills, designing a website and an online presence for your company, to launching your company to the public and having a marketing strategy in place should be thought through. You’re ready to get going, but where do you start? There are many government resources, as well as private companies who can provide you with the information and guidance you need to navigate a business start-up. You’ve come to the right place to find them.

You are not alone. Connect with others who may be going through the same thing, find professional help and resources near you. The Kinjunxion community is here to help.

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Halton. Employment Halton - Ontario Employment Services, Oakville Resource Centre - Oakville Resource Centre

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

Youth Job Connection -- for youth 15-29 years who experience multiple barriers to employment * paid pre-employment training * job matching and paid job placements * 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

Employment & Wellness Program -- addiction and mental health program offers 16 weeks of counselling, skill development and job placement opportunities to help you obtain & maintain a job * complete an online referral at Employment Programs and Supports

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for Employers -- help in identifying their human resource skill 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

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Self Esteem Group for Women - King Campus

A group for women who are experiencing low self-esteem. Assists participants to feel more in control of their lives. Program is offered three times each year in a 12 week series, each evening session is two hours in length.
Peer-led groups have discussions and undertake activities related to aspects of self esteem including:
* Effective communication
* Assertiveness
* Resolving anger
* Self-care
* Body image
* Making connections

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Self Esteem Group for Men - King Campus

A peer-led eleven-week psycho-educational group to enhance self-esteem. Builds basic skills of communication, assertiveness, conflict resolution, and dealing with feelings. Runs twice a year.

YWCA Hamilton - Women’s Entrepreneurship Program - 75 MacNab St

16 week, business training and support to start or grow a small business.

Program includes:
* 10 weeks of in-class training
* 6 weeks of additional 1 to 1 business coaching
* Mentorship for up to 6 months with a successful business owner
* Assistance to access loans, grants and start-up funding sources

Mohawk College - Small Business and Entrepreneurship Certificate

Helps develop the knowledge and skills necessary to complete a comprehensive business plan and learn to effectively manage a small business. The full 1 year certificate program is available online through Ontario Learn.

Job Centre (The)

Major services:
* job placement for persons with physical, mental health and developmental disabilities
* employment plans that outline the steps to reach a job goal
* job coaches who focus on keeping the job
* self-employment mentoring to test feasibility of new ideas

* partners with Ontario Disability Supports Program (ODSP), the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Centre for Skills Development, YMCA and Sheridan College on employment initiatives for people with disabilities

PATH Employment Services - Ontario Employment Assistance Services

Offers employment services which may include dissemination of labour market information, employment needs assessment, career planning, employment counselling, diagnostic services, job search skills, job placement services, developing an employment action plan, referral to appropriate interventions, assessments for disability-related accommodations and participant case management and follow-up

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - YMCA Employment & Training Services - Burlington - YMCA Employment & Training Services

The centre primarily assists those who are out of work, and youth who are out of school to assess their skills and employment potential * various programs assist job seekers with their job search activities and on the job training

Major Programs and Services:

Ontario Employment Services:
* an employment experience program
* candidates get the training and experience needed to find a job
* individual employment counselling
* job search techniques
* job placements (subsidized,unsubsidized and apprenticeship)
* educational upgrading
* career focusing
For more information see separate listing here

Pre-Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship programs:
* candidates experience the trades through free on the job training
* Program runs annually * recruitment begins in January of each year pending funding

Resource Room:
* self-directed access to information on careers
* training opportunities
* employment workshops
* job bank
* client phone for job search

Computer services:
Free of charge, available to those using for job search, training and education (including life-long learning) include:
* computers with Internet
* web-based e-mail * Microsoft 2013 Word, Excel and PowerPoint
* USB drive/flashdrive/memory stick ports
* FAX (sending only)
* free printing (max. 20 pages per day)
* scanner
* some sites, such as game sites, are blocked

Employment & Upgrading Preparation program:
* assists adults with improving their reading and writing to enhance their employment skills

Halton. Employment Halton - Ontario Employment Services, Oakville Resource Centre - Oakville Resource Centre

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

Youth Job Connection -- for youth 15-29 years who experience multiple barriers to employment * paid pre-employment training * job matching and paid job placements * 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

Employment & Wellness Program -- addiction and mental health program offers 16 weeks of counselling, skill development and job placement opportunities to help you obtain & maintain a job * complete an online referral at Employment Programs and Supports

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for Employers -- help in identifying their human resource skill 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

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - Ontario Employment Services - Burlington - YMCA Employment & Training Services

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

Youth Job Connection -- paid pre-employment training * job matching and paid job placements * 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

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers -- help in identifying their human resource skill 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

Centre for Skills Development - Burlington Employment Services - Ontario Employment Services - Burlington - South Service Rd

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 * use of fax machine, computers with internet access and telephones for job search

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers -- help in identifying their human resource skill 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

Employment Services are also available in Milton and Oakville

Learning and Recreational Community House

Offers the following programs - After School and Community Garden.