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Employment & Career Services Pathways

First, tell us about the kind of help you're looking for. Click on the item below that best describes your current situation. Continue to make selections until you find the information you need. To go back to any previous point, click the X button next to the section you wish to close.

(Waterloo Region includes: Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, and the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich)

Tell me about organizations or programs that specialize in helping:

Options:

  • Summer Employment – a blurb about summer employment and some resources on how to find/obtain it: Canada summer jobs and other
  • FYJ
  • Guidance counsellors (webpages for schools)
  • Co-op terms
  • SHSM
  • Dual credit
  • OYAP
  • EO service providers
  • Private agencies
  • Summer Employment – a blurb about summer employment and some resources on how to find/obtain it: Canada summer jobs and other
  • Co-op term – add post-secondary websites for co-op terms
  • EO service providers
  • FYJ
  • Private agencies
  • Research opportunities
  • Private agencies
  • FYJ
  • KW Multicultural Centre
  • Private agencies
  • EO providers
  • Community organizations
    • Kidsability if under 18 years of age
    • Canadian Hearing Society
    • CMHA, etc.
  • FYJ
  • Private agencies
  • Aocan
  • EO providers
  • FYJ
  • Private agencies

“2SLGBTQ+” is an acronym that stands for: Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and additional sexual orientations and gender identities.

  • EO service providers
  • FYJ
  • Private agencies

Please, read the following in order to make a selection: there are some supports that focus on targeted services for population groups. Your selection is anonymous and is not collected for any purposes but solely to help you navigate decision tree tool. Please, choose the option that suits you best, otherwise choose “none of the above”.

Options:

  • Summer Employment – a blurb about summer employment and some resources on how to find/obtain it: Canada summer jobs and other
  • FYJ
  • Guidance counsellors (webpages for schools)
  • Co-op terms
  • SHSM
  • Dual credit
  • OYAP
  • EO service providers
  • Private agencies
  • Summer Employment – a blurb about summer employment and some resources on how to find/obtain it: Canada summer jobs and other
  • Co-op term – add post-secondary websites for co-op terms
  • EO service providers
  • FYJ
  • Private agencies
  • Research opportunities
  • Private agencies
  • FYJ
  • Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership
  • Guelph Wellington Immigration Centre
  • Private agencies
  • EO providers
  • Community organizations
    • Kidsability if under 21 years of age
    • Canadian Hearing Society
    • CMHA, etc.
  • FYJ
  • Private agencies
  • Anishnabeg Outreach
  • EO providers
  • FYJ
  • Private agencies
  • EO service providers
  • FYJ
  • Private agencies

Please, read the following in order to make a selection: there are some supports that focus on targeted services for population groups. Your selection is anonymous and is not collected for any purposes but solely to help you navigate decision tree tool. Please, choose the option that suits you best, otherwise choose “none of the above”.

Options:

  • Summer Employment – a blurb about summer employment and some resources on how to find/obtain it: Canada summer jobs and other
  • FYJ
  • Guidance counsellors (webpages for schools)
  • Co-op terms
  • SHSM
  • Dual credit
  • OYAP
  • EO service providers
  • Private agencies
  • Summer Employment – a blurb about summer employment and some resources on how to find/obtain it: Canada summer jobs and other
  • Co-op term – add post-secondary websites for co-op terms
  • EO service providers
  • FYJ
  • Private agencies
  • Research opportunities
  • Private agencies
  • EO providers
  • FYJ
  • Dufferin County Multicultural Committee
  • Private agencies
  • EO providers
  • Community organizations
    • Canadian Hearing Society
    • CMHA, etc.
  • FYJ
  • Private agencies
  • Possibly BIPOC?
  • EO providers
  • FYJ
  • Private agencies
  • EO service providers
  • FYJ
  • Private agencies
  1. Youth (OYAP) – high school
  2. ca/apprenticeship – general information and where everyone should get started
  3. Skilled Trades Ontario
  4. Conestoga College has pre-apprenticeship programs
  5. CLAC has on-demand course (not regular)
  6. Look for other colleges that have apprenticeship programs including some private colleges for programs like hairdresser for example.
  7. Unions – they often can find sponsorship and has all the information on specific trades. Not all trades have unions!
  8. In Brantford there is Six Nations Poytech Institute
  • CEC
  • BEP
  • Look for other Ontario-based resources
  • Job Bank
  • Post-secondary institutions resources
  • FYJ (Career Explorer, Occupation library)
  • Guidance counsellors – contact or links to school boards information
  • Write-up at the end: there are other search engine career tests/career cruising tools available online. Feel free to explore on your own.
  • Reading, writing, math (Project READ)
  • I want to get/upgrade my high-school credentials
  • Attending post-secondary
  • Upgrade my English skills
  • Look at WE tool as well – they might have some ideas/information to add here
  • PIN – the people and information network (this is organization working with a variety of volunteer opportunities)
  • KW volunteer
  • Charity Village – job board
  • Workinnonprofit (website) – under job search you can choose volunteer opportunities
  • Contact Elaine (see draft doc)
  • Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin
  • Job Bank
  • Our Job Demand report and Job Search report

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