Service Providers

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

John Howard Society of Durham Region

The John Howard Society (JHS) is dedicated to serving men and women, individuals and families, and youth and adults with programs in areas such as counselling, employment, literacy, housing, parenting, addictions, and more.  Most of the services are free.

“We envision a Durham Region where everyone contributes to a safe, healthy and just community.”

The JHS can help those looking for a new career, out of work or in need new skills training. As a job seeker, JHS provides all types of assistance to youth and adults who are involved in school part-time working limited hours and individuals who are currently out of work and school.

The John Howard Society Employment and Training Services sites are warm, welcoming and positive environments that are equipped to support you through your job search with a variety of free services and resources. Both Oshawa and Whitby locations are accessible. The Oshawa Branch is located at 75 Richmond Street with an accessibility door at the rear of the building and the Whitby Branch has an accessibility elevator in the North-west corner of the Perry Street Parking lot located at 114 Dundas Street East, Suite 200.

Come visit, take a tour and learn more about other employment opportunities that might be right for you!

JHS Employment Resource Centre

Our Resource and Information section of service is open to the community at large regardless of your employment status, including:

  • A current Job Board with various employment opportunities
  • Computer Access with Hi-speed Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Fax, Printer and Photocopier Services
  • Telephone Service
  • Access to Current Labour Market Information