An Employment Assistance Officer will support you whether you’re job searching, changing careers, or returning to school. With your Employment Assistance Officer you will be able you develop your goals and create a personalized action plan. You will also get feedback on your progress and a walk through any challenges you might experience.
How Can an Employment Assistance Officer Help?
Services you can expect from your EO include:
With the Career Cruising platform you will discover available options with their self-assessment tools to identify aptitudes, values, and interests and establish career transitions and educational goals.
Job Searching & the Hidden Job Market
Connect with employers and the labour market with effective job searching techniques, job readiness training, job coaching, hiring incentives, job shadowing, and job leads. For more information, consult our guide.
Resumes & Cover Letters
Create your first resume or have your current resume reviewed and updated to compete in today’s labour market. For more information, consult our guide.
Interviewing & Mock Interviews
Prepare, practice, and receive feedback on interviewing techniques.
Financial Assistance & Work Items
Access financial assistance to return to school or purchase items required for job searching or employment for which you may be eligible.
Community Partnerships & Services
Identify additional programs, services, and supports for which you may qualify.
Workshop & Events
Access free of charge to the following on-line or in-person training on Occupational Health and Safety, Career Planning, Job Search, Resumé and Cover Letter writing to name a few.
The Second Career program provides up to $28,000 to cover the cost of tuition, books and living expenses.
You can apply to Second Career if you:
are laid off now or were laid off any time since January 2005, and
are unemployed or working an interim job to make ends meet,
and are choosing to retrain for a career that is in demand
Second Career provides help to laid-off workers in need who will benefit most from training to find work. Several factors are considered when figuring out who will receive funding.
We will help applicants based on their:
Active job search
Length of unemployment
Labour market prospects
Experience and occupational skills
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.