Lake of the Woods Employment Action Project

Service: Ontario Employment Services

Description & Services
Description (Agency) Provides professional employment counselling, support and on-the-job training to individuals seeking employment in the Kenora area
Description (Service)
  • Provides comprehensive employment and job search services 
  • Offers assessment of skills, interests and experience 
  • Provides job search strategies, including resume preparation 
  • Offers information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities 
  • Coordinates on-the-job training, work experience 
  • Offers help in maintaining employment 
  • Provides information and referral to other employment and community services
 
Second Career Program  
  • Provides skills training and financial support for laid-off workers
 
Services for employers 
  • Offers help in identifying human resource skills requirements 
  • Provides matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience 
  • Provides support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention
 
Canada-Ontario Job Grant 
  • Provides financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees
  • Assistance available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
 
Youth Job Connection 
  • Offers paid pre-employment training, job matching, paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers 
  • Also provides mentorship and education and work transitions supports
 
Youth Job Connection Summer 
    Provides summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year
 
Youth Job Link 
  • Provides youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops 
  • Offers job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs
Hours Mon-Tue, Thu 9 am-5 pm * Wed 9 am-6:30 pm * Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Kenora
Eligibility 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 
  • Services such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services 
  • People who are unemployed and out of school
 
Youth Job Connection 
  • Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment
 
Youth Job Connection Summer 
  • Ontario residents 15-18 years who intend to continue high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement 
  • Focus is on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work
 
Youth Job Link
 
Self-service information and resources: 
  • Any youth 15-29 years, including students
 
Job matching services 
  • Youth 15-29 years, including students, who reside in Ontario and are eligible to work in Canada
Application
  • Call or drop in
 
Note: 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 ; www.ontario.ca/summerjobs
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-1911
Fax 807-468-6940
E-Mail leap@kmts.ca
Website www.leapforjobs.ca
Social Media Google+ Google+
Primary Executive Kerry Anderson, Executive Director; Email: kanderson@kmts.ca
Alternate Executive Judy Garrow, Program Coordinator; Email: jmgarrow@kmts.ca
Located In Community Kenora
Address 25 Main St S
Kenora, ON P9N 1S8
 
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Intersection Main St S and McClellan Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD)