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Employment Programs and Supports

Learn about the programs and supports available to help you find and maintain employment in Halton Region.

At Employment Halton, our goal is to help you find and maintain employment in the job best suited to you. We achieve this by providing ongoing programs and supports to set you up for success from the start.

Visit our employment centres for support with your job search.

Our free services include:

  • Access to current local job postings
  • On-site staff to help support your search
  • Internet, fax machine and photocopier access
  • Information resources: links to employment and training sites, books, career guides, local newspapers and business directories
  • Employment workshops/employer presentations
  • Second Career (external link) training opportunities
  • Self-employment orientation sessions

We provide accessible features at our centres:

  • Adjustable workstations
  • Accessible software, including TextNET, Jaws, Zoom Text, Kurzwiel, Guide
  • UbiDuo Wireless to support hearing impaired communication

For your convenience, we offer two locations.

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Reach out. Our staff will work directly with you in your job search and preparation.

We can help you:

  • Identify opportunities that match your skills and interests
  • Access training (e.g. Second Career (external link) and apprenticeship opportunities)
  • Prepare your cover letters and resume
  • Rehearse for job interviews
  • Connect to community resources

We work with local employers to identify their needs and help get you access to the opportunities that are the best fit.

Job placement services are designed for individuals who are “job ready”. We can help:

  • Connect you with employers
  • Submit your applications and arrange for interviews
  • Assist with on-the-job training plans
  • Provide training incentives and employment supports to the employer
  • Provide after-placement monitoring and support

COJG provides direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their workforce.

Click here (external link) for more details about eligibility and application.

Halton Region’s Small Business Centre can help you start or grow your small business.

We offer comprehensive start-up support that provides the training and tools to set you up for success!

Discover our youth programs for aspiring young adults interested in entrepreneurship opportunities.

Get contact details or to learn more about our programs and resources.

Halton recognizes the potential that its youth brings to the prosperity of the region and its residents.

Are you a local youth seeking assistance with your employment prospects? Employment Halton and the province of Ontario have many programs intended to help youth build skills, find a job or start a business.

Youth Job Connection (external link) (YJC) helps youth aged 15 - 29 who face challenging life circumstances and need extra employment supports. The program offers:

  • Paid pre-employment training
  • Job matching and placements
  • Mentorship services
  • Education and work transitions

Youth Job Connection Program Details

Youth Job Link (external link) (YJL) helps youth aged 15 - 29 who do not experience complex barriers to employment. This program is for you if you are looking for career planning and transitioning support. YJL offers:

  • Career exploration services
  • Career management services
  • Job search, readiness and matching assistance

Participants will gain lasting tools and techniques that they can use to identify, acquire and maintain employment.

Contact Employment Halton to ask about start dates or for an application.

  • Email:
  • Call 311 or call 905-825-6000, ext. 2777
  • Apply in person at Employment Halton Oakville: 567 Michigan Drive, Oakvile

Youth Self-Employment programs are offered by Halton Region's Small Business Centre. Support, training and mentorship are provided to aspiring young adults interested in entrepreneurship opportunities. Connect with one of our experienced business consultants to help your entrepreneurial goals become a reality.

Employment Halton offers support to individuals who struggle with managing their mental health or addiction.

A referral to our mental health program may include access to the following supports :

  • vocational/cognitive assessments
  • brief solution focused counselling
  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions
  • application assistance for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • referrals to community mental health programs/supports

The Employment and Wellness program helps individuals with addiction issues find and effectively maintain employment. The program runs in March and September and provides:

  • 16-week session (one group session and employment session per week)
  • individual and employment counselling
  • skills development and job placement opportunities
  • transportation, child care and other benefits to help you attend the program

During the program, you will be supported by and employment specialist and job developer to secure either full-time or part-time work placement, or a community volunteer placement.

Individuals who would like to participate the program can register for an eligibility assessment by calling 311 or by completing the Employment Halton Mental Health Referral form. Referrals will also be accepted by community agencies on behalf of their clients.

For more information, please call 311 or email at

Attend one of our regularly scheduled job fairs. Come prepared, dress for success and bring your resume!

Employers Attending the April 30, 2019 Job Fair

As employers confirm their attendance, they will be added to this list.

  1. Acclaim Health
  2. Aldershot Greenhouses
  3. Amazon
  4. Amica
  5. Aspire Lifestyles
  6. Aviva Canada Inc.
  7. Bayshore Home Health
  8. Brightpath Child Care
  9. CalaCare Ltd.
  10. CBI Health Group
  11. Chartwell Retirement
  12. Christian Horizons
  13. Cineplex Ent. Ltd.
  14. Closing the Gap Healthcare
  15. Cogeco Connextion
  16. Communications & Power Industries Canada Inc.
  17. Core-Mark
  18. Dependable IT
  19. Edge Hospitality
  20. F45 Training Sheridan
  21. FiberCast Inc.
  22. First Ontario Credit Union
  23. First Service Residential
  24. GardaWorld
  25. Gerrie Electric
  26. Goldfish Swim School Oakville
  27. Goodlife Fitness
  28. Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga
  29. Hadrian Manufacturing Inc.
  30. Halton Region Small Business Centre
  31. Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Burlington
  32. HMC Connections
  33. Home Depot
  34. HomeWell Senior Care
  35. Hopewell Logistics
  36. Kidsopolis
  37. Kitchen Stuff Plus
  38. KP Building Products
  39. Lowe’s Companies Canada
  40. McDonald's (Piper Foods Inc.)
  41. Media Resources Inc.
  42. MetriCan MFG. Co. Inc.
  43. Metroland Media
  44. MGR Construction Services
  45. Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
  46. Nidea Partners Corporate Real Estate
  47. Oakville Senior Citizens Residence
  48. ParaMed Home Health Care
  49. Paul Davis GTA West Group
  50. Parkview Children’s Centre
  51. Pollard Windows Inc.
  52. Procor Ltd.
  53. Purolator Inc.
  54. QRC Logistics (1978) Ltd
  55. Queen’s Avenue Retirement Residence
  56. RBC Royal Bank
  57. Right at Home Canada
  58. Scotiabank
  59. Seasons Retirement Communities
  60. Sherwin Williams
  61. SkyHawk Telematics
  62. Snuggle Bugz
  63. Sun Life Financial
  64. Sunrise Senior Living
  65. Sunshine Building Maintenance
  66. Sysco Milton
  67. The French Connection Cleaning Services
  68. The New Mummy Company Inc.
  69. Trafalgar Oaks Child Care & Learning Centre
  70. TransUnion Canada
  71. Unilock
  72. UPLevel
  73. Woodbine Entertainment Group
  74. YMCA of Greater Toronto
  75. Youth Job Connect/Employment Halton

Each month, we invite employers to speak to job seekers about hiring practices and opportunities.

Click here for details on who is coming this month!

To register or for more information, sign up by email at or by calling 311.

All hiring events are hosted at the Oakville Employment Resource Centre: 567 Michigan Drive, Oakville

Employment Halton Job Fair

The event is open to the public – come with a friend! Admission and parking are free.
Come prepared, dress for success and bring copies of your resumé.

Employers: Register for the Job Fair on (external link)