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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.

COVID-19 update

All employment supports will be offered to residents online. Please contact Employment Halton, email or call 905-825-6000 ext. 2777.

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.

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.

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
  • Better Jobs Ontario (external link) training opportunities
  • Self-employment orientation sessions

We provide accessible features at our centres:

  • Adjustable workstations
  • Accessible software, including Zoom Text
  • Support hearing impaired communication

For your convenience, we offer two locations.

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

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

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

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., Better Jobs Ontario (external link) and apprenticeship opportunities)
  • Prepare your cover letters and resume
  • Rehearse for job interviews
  • Connect to community resources

Halton Region recognizes the critical role of newcomers in sustaining the region’s economy and keeping our communities vibrant.

Halton Connects is an initiative that matches newcomers with Canadian citizens or longtime community members to:

  • support short or long-term career/employment goals
  • make professional and social connections with people in the community, while building meaningful relationships
  • increase communication skills and understanding of life in Canada

The program consists of five days (approx. three hours per day) of preparation workshops, guest speakers, activities and English language conversation circles. The focus will be on supporting newcomers with:

  • securing a volunteer opportunity; or
  • connecting with a mentor in their educational/professional field.

Note: The program is delivered online. Participants will require access to a personal computer with a webcam or camera, reliable Wi-Fi/internet connection, and a private setting where they can attend online sessions.

To apply:

Please email or call 905-825-6000, ext. 2777 or with:

  • your full name
  • address
  • date of birth
  • phone number
  • email
Halton Connects Webpage

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

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 summer program is for students 15 - 18 years old who are currently enrolled in high school, returning in fall 2020 and looking for part-time or summer employment.

Individuals must be:

  • 15 - 18 years old at time of registration;
  • a resident of Ontario;
  • eligible to work in Canada;
  • high school students intending to stay in, or return to high school or go to post secondary education after the job placement.

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

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.

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