Service: Ontario Employment Services

Alternate Name Canada-Ontario Job Grant ; COJG ; Employing Young Talent Incentive ; Employment Ontario ; Job Connect ; Second Career ; YJC ; YJCS ; YJL ; Youth Job Connection/ Youth Job Connection Summer ; Youth Job Link
Former Name Community Employment Resource Centre North
Legal Name John Howard Society of Kingston and District
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Kingston
Address & Map
900 Montreal St
Kingston, ON K7K 3J9
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Intersection Montreal St and John Counter Blvd
Bus Route Notes Kingston Transit Trip Planner
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) 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 
Employment Young Talent Incentive: funding available for employers to hire and retain youth, services for youth to find employment 
Youth Job Link: youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops * job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs 
Second Career Program: skills training and financial support for laid-off workers 
Services for employers: help in identifying human resource skills 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 
Youth Job Connection: paid pre-employment training * job matching * paid job placements with 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
Hours Mon-Wed 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Thu 8:30 am-6 pm * Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Kingston
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) and up 
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 and out of school 
Youth Job Link: any youth 15-29 years, including students 
Job matching services: youth 15-29 years, including students, who reside in Ontario and are eligible to work in Canada 
Youth Job Connection: Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment  
Youth Job Connection Summer: Ontario residents 15-18 years who intend to continue high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement * focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work
Application Call or drop in * for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories Business Financing ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Human Resources Management Support ; Job Training Expense Assistance ~ Laid Off Workers ; Youth Employment Programs
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-542-7373
Fax 613-766-6846
Social Media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Primary Contact Sandra Leslie, Manager; Phone: 613-542-7373 ext 110; Email:
Primary Executive Julie Parent, Executive Director; Phone: 613-542-7373 ext 109; Email:
Other Details
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
Resources Website

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