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This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Not sure where to start?

Meet with a YMCA employment specialist to get some one-on-one help with your job search! A YMCA employment specialist will help you:

Find the right job for you:

  • explore your job skills and interests;
  • identify the types of jobs you might apply for – jobs best suited to your skills and experience.

Improve your job hiring skills:

  • understand what job skills employers are looking for;
  • develop a resume and cover letter to get hired;
  • work on your interviewing skills and prepare for a job interview;
  • learn about programs you might be qualified for to obtain certification, training, or a job placement;
  • understand what it takes to get and keep a job.

Looking for a job is a lot of work. The expertise of our YMCA Job Seeking specialists will save you time and energy; and you’ll develop a plan that works for you. Discover our employment workshops to get you hired.

Whether you need help creating a resume, cover letter, talking to an employer or finding a job online, the YMCA employment service centre has a job seekers workshop that will help you get a job.

Whether you’re looking for a summer job or part-time job while in highschool, university and college, or wondering about future career options, the YMCA Employment service centres can help.

Our YMCA employment specialists will:

  • help you put together that first resume – even if you feel you don’t have anything to put on it; (We’ll help you explore your skills, interests and accomplishments.)
  • help you prepare for a job interview;
  • provide information about careers in demand;
  • explain employer expectations;
  • show you how to search for jobs.

Job Sources for Students

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
Summer Jobs Programs
Planning your education, career or job search

If you’re wondering where the jobs are, look no further than the trades. In becoming a tradesperson, you will train on-the-job with a qualified tradesperson about 80% of the time, and about 20% in a classroom.

Our YMCA employment specialists can help you figure out which trade will suit you best. We’ll connect you with resources to help you through the process.

Are you interested in trades, such as:

  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Other

Job Sources for trades and apprenticeships

Employment Ontario
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
Apprentice search
Red Seal Trades

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