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Comprehensive employment and job search services offered throughout Hamilton. Contact the specific site for additional details.

Provides temporary regular financial benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can't find a job; able-bodied claimants must be seeking employment to remain eligible. 

Applications should be submitted as soon as employment ends. Individuals can apply for benefits even if they have not yet received their Record of Employment (ROE)

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)

Offers free income tax preparation assistance for individuals and families with a low income.

Volunteers are not able to prepare returns for individuals who have

  • self-employment income
  • a business or rental income and expenses
  • capital gains or losses
  • employment expenses
  • file for bankruptcy
  • are deceased within the year

Connects student employees with prospective employers. Seminars occasionally provided on career planning, job placement skills, resume writing, interview tips, and work etiquette.

Supported by Service Canada and the Rotary Club of Waterdown.

 

Provides door-to-door transportation service to individuals who are unable to use regular public transit due to a disability. Participants must first register with Accessible Transportation Services (ATS), a department of the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR). Employs wheelchair accessible buses, vans, MVs, and contracted taxi services when appropriate and works under contract to ATS.