Unemployment & Job Loss - Employment

Being unemployed is very hard. The financial consequences can be devastating, as well as the emotional distress to individuals, relationships, and families. Despite actively looking for work, Canadian employment statistics estimate that up to 1.3 million people are currently unemployed. (thestar.com). Employment resource centres within your community can offer information and assistance to help with many aspects of unemployment. Resources range from information on how to apply for employment insurance benefits from the government of Canada, to job and skills training information, resume writing, interview preparation, and job listings. There are also employment laws in place in Canada to protect the relationship between employers and employees. If you have recently been laid off or let go from your company, and feel you have been subjected to a wrongful dismissal, or you would like to have your compensation package assessed or are wondering what your legal rights are, there are professionals who can assist you. We know that being unemployed can be overwhelming, and you may not know the best place to start in finding a job or reviewing your unemployment situation. Luckily, we have the resources that can help.

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Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities - Employment Ontario – Second Career Program - Hamilton Central - Apprenticeship Office

Get help with the education and training needed to build a rewarding career after high school. Choose from university and college programs, apprenticeships and many other kinds of training and education.
Through Employment Ontario, employment and training network, also helps build careers, and enable learning, throughout working life. Employment Ontario connects people looking for work with employers looking for workers. It's a one-stop source of information about jobs, job search skills, training, education, and other services for employees and employers.

Mohawk College - Community Employment Services

Programs for anyone in the community seeking employment and/or training, newcomers, summer jobs, second career.
Services include:
* Employment Resource Centre
* Services for Job Seekers
* Training opportunities; access to Second Career funding
* Apprenticeship training supports
* Services for Employers
* Access to community resources
* Summer employment for youth
* Youth Job Connection

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

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

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

CNIB, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario - Literacy and Basic Skills - Hamilton East - West Region

Literacy, numeracy and essential skills services to assist in transitioning to employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education or independence

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

Autism LifePath - Autism Job Club - Mailing Address

Provides a network for social and technical support with skills development delivered through group training and potential one-on-one mentoring.
* meets twice a month for peer-to-peer and parent-to-parent support
* provides professional guidance and skills training towards finding employment

Canadian Hearing Society - Hamilton Central - Regional Office

Provider of services, products, and information that remove barriers to communication, advance hearing health, and promote equity for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.

Programs offered:
* Ontario Interpreter Services
* Emergency Interpreter Services
* CONNECT Counselling Services
* ASL Education Program

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

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