Service Providers

There are many employment service providers available for free in your community. Here you will find more information on the employment service providers in Durham region as well as the services they provide.

Employment Ontario 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.

Job Development – Personalized job search, job matching and placement, and job retention services. Funding may be available to assist clients during job transition.

Second Career Program – Skills training and financial support for laid-off workers.

Youth Employment Services – A variety of specialized programs for youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment including intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities. Services can include paid pre-employment training to promote job-readiness; job matching and paid job placements, with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employment; mentorship services; and education and work transitions supports. Other specialized services deliver career exploration services; career management services to improve readiness for the labour market; and job search, readiness and matching assistance. These services include both year round and summer components.


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, underemployed and out of school


To sign up with an Employment Service program, individuals can contact any service provider by phone or email and self-refer for an intake appointment.


Service Provider Spotlight

Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre

The Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre (DRUHC) has locations in Oshawa and Pickering. DRUHC is dedicated to assisting unemployed or underemployed people in meeting their employment goals. They are known for their high success rate in helping job seekers and a 99% satisfaction rating from employers, as well as ensuring they reflect the diversity of the community.Service Provider


DRUHC has several resources that can be found here: