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

YMCA Employment Services programs are open to provide remote, virtual and in-person support to those seeking employment. Physical offices are open by appointment only (in-person services available when virtual services not possible due to accessibility/technology limitations)

Comprehensive employment and job search services. Provides 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.

427 Dundas St E Unit 1
Waterdown, ON
L0R 2H0
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Meetings: Fridays are virtual only appointments
Phone: 905-690-9927


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 for an appointment. 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