Ontario Employment Services
Waterdown Location, YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford

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

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

For employers:

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


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

Employers can get help in identifying their human resource skill requirements, matching of position/workplace needs to participants' skills, capabilities, interests and experience, and support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support success and retention


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 www.ontario.ca/employmentontario




Fully Accessible



Primary Contact Person

Christine VandeGraaf, General Manager

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of)

Agency Type

Non Profit;Registered Charity