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

Due to the COVID-19 virus, all YMCA programs have been cancelled, and all facilities are closed. Staff are available via phone and email to assist with questions and to make referrals to local programs and services.

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
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 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