Programs & Services
Employment and Training can assist people on their career path, from beginning to end. If the client is undecided about their preferred career path, the Unit can direct them to assessments to identify their career & skill strengths (career assessment referral). Once a suitable career path is chosen by the client, the Unit can help determine if any additional training is necessary, and where it is offered. The Unit also assists unemployed individuals in becoming self employed through the start up of their own business.
Financial Assistance for Skills Development
Upon assessment eligible individuals may have access to job start up assistance (e.g. PPE, work boots), funding for education and training programs, project based funding for increasing labour force participation, and self-employment assistance.
The Unit facilitates a targeted wage subsidy, where a portion of the wages are provided to employers. This initiative is employer driven.
Job Search Assistance
Job seekers have access to a computer and printer, Internet and email, job board, career assessments, labour market information, apprenticeship registration information, and skills development funding programs.
Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Employment and Training can work with their clients to write and improve their resume and cover letter writing skills. This enables the client to best portray their skills and qualities to future employers.