Employment Resources

 

Having a job gives you a chance to acquire new skills, use your talents, feel a sense of achievement and make a real contribution. The resources in this section can help you prepare your resume, develop your interviewing skills or talk to someone about what kind of work you might be best suited for.

Social Insurance Number (PDF)
To be eligible to work or receive government benefits in Canada, you must have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).  You can apply if you are over the age of 12.  Check out the link above for information about how to apply and what documents you will need to provide.
(En français)

Everything you need to know about your rights as a worker

Everything from your rights at work, as an employee, insurance claims, health care, compensation rights, legal issues, and many more.

Aboriginal Youth Work Exchange Program
This program invites Aboriginal youth aged 16-24 to apply for an eight-week work placement for three summers.  Youth will work with an Aboriginal community and/or organization on behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources. (En français)

Aboriginal Youth Work Exchange Program
This program invites Aboriginal youth aged 16-24 to apply for an eight-week work placement for three summers.  Youth will work with an Aboriginal community and/or organization on behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources. (En français)

Job Search Sites

Workopolis.com
As one of the best-known internet job search sites, the Workopolis site has job search that can be tailored to your interests, a data bank for you to upload your own resume for possible job matches, and some resources like resume writing and career planning.  You can even search for jobs just for students, interns, or summer jobs.   (En français)

eluta.ca
This job search site allows you to search by location and job type. The website finds employment opportunities across Canada.  You can also set up an email alert for a particular type of job that interests you.

Charityvillage.com
This site is the best source for Canadian non-profit jobs, news and services.  If you’re looking for opportunities to work or volunteer with a charity or non-profit organization, you can search by location and key words.

Government Job Bank
You can use this government job search site to look for a job in your area of interest and preferred location.  There is also a separate job bank for youth(En français)

Monster.ca
This job search site is not only a data bank of jobs, but it also offers articles and resources to help you with writing a killer resume, researching occupations to help you decide what you’d like to do for a living, tips to help you do a great interview, and helpful articles to guide you through the ins and outs of the workplace(En français)

Careerjet.ca

Careerjet is a job search engine. In one simple search, it gives job seekers access to a huge selection of jobs that are sourced from various internet sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.

JobCareer.ca

JobCareer is a job search engine. In one simple search, JobCareer gives job seekers access to over 500,000 jobs sourced from thousands of company recruitment pages and job board sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.

Employment Resource Centres

Ontario Work Info Net
The OnWIN site is a directory of more than 2,000 sites dedicated to career planning as well as job searching and skills upgrading.  A search for “youth” will bring up a number of Ontario based sites for youth-oriented job search and employment training organizations.
(En français)

Toronto Public Library
The Toronto Public Library site is a great resource for job hunting and personal development.  The website lists a number of community services for job hunters in the Greater Toronto Area.

Getting a job if you have a criminal record by CLEO

Know your rights when trying to obtain employment with a criminal record, learn everything from youth records, background checks, and how to answer questions about your record when asked.

Workforce Planning Board of York Region & Bradford West Gwillimbury
This organization helps to bridge the gap between the needs of businesses and people looking for work.  A sub-site, www.iwin.on.ca, directs users to career resources in their own region anywhere in Ontario.

YMCA Education and Training Programs
In addition to fitness and health programs, the YMCA also offers a range of education and training programs and support services for people looking for work.  Some of the federal programs help youth to gain access to post-secondary studies, gain experience working in the federal government, or participate in a summer work exchange in another province or territory. (En français)

Northern Lights Canada
This organization provides tools, resources and services to people looking for work.  They serve clients with a variety of disabilities, to find a job or retrain for a new line of work.  They are located in 19 communities across Ontario.  (En français)

Peterborough Employment Resource Centre
This centre can help you with your resume and cover letter, help with your job search and refer you to other programs and services depending on your needs.  They also have a searchable database of job postings in the Peterborough area.

Toronto Employment Resource Centres
There are 18 employment centres in Toronto, in various neighbourhoods.  This website lists the locations of all 18 centres, and also includes how to get there by TTC.

Youth Opportunities Unlimited
For youth in London and Middlesex county, this organization helps youth to reach their potential by providing training, skills development and supports.  They also have a summer jobs program for youth.

Career Counsellors
Career counselling can help you prepare to decide what type of job interests you and help you make long-term plans for how to get there.  Career counselling is a service provided by many high schools, colleges and universities for their students; find out who you can talk to at your school.

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