Employment Ontario (EO)

Ministry of Training, Colleges
and Universities (MTCU)
Employment and Training Division
North Region Branch
Employment Services
in Ontario
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is responsible for
the Employment Ontario (EO) network which provides employment
services and training programs
Over the last few years, EO has undergone a transformation to improve
and integrate services for Ontarians
The new EO Network was designed to improve Employment Services
(ES) with service providers now offering the full suite of EO programs
in every community in Ontario. ES offers a one-stop shop where anyone
walking in will receive the same access to information and quality of
services needed to achieve their employment goal
 The goal of ES is to help Ontarians find sustainable
employment. Through a range of resources, supports and
services, ES bridges the gap between the employment needs of
individuals and the skilled labour needs of employers
 The five components of ES provide a highly flexible tool kit of
services that can be customized to an individual’s particular
needs. ES is not all things to all people, and not all people will
require the same supports or the support of all components
 This integration of service components allows for a responsive
suite of service options that are truly client-centric
The Components of
Employment Services
Job Search
Resource and
Client Service
Planning and
Other EO Programs:
SC, Apprenticeship,
Job Matching, Placement
and Incentives
 The Employment Ontario (EO) Network is made up of ES
providers who are equipped to provide information on and
referrals to all EO employment and training programs
 Individuals wishing to access an EO program with specific
participation criteria may be required to attend an information
session or meet with an employment counsellor who will
assess their eligibility and suitability for the program
 ES providers will assist individuals with preparing an
application for submission to MTCU
Employment Services include:
Resource and Information
Job Search Assistance
Job Matching
Job Placement
Job Incentives
Job Training
Job Retention
Referrals to EO programs and services
Referrals to available community supports
Employment Ontario
 SC provides financial support for individuals who require skills training
to assist in finding sustainable employment in occupations that are
demonstrably in-demand in Ontario
 Unemployed individuals must have been laid off on or after Jan. 1, 2005
 Other eligibility factors include: active job search, length of
unemployment, education background, work history, labour market
prospects, training request, experience and occupational skills
 Skills Training can be up to 24 months with an additional 12
months available for academic upgrading
 Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job and in-school training
for employment in a skilled trade.
 Financial supports are available for in-school training and completion
 Individuals who have earned a trade certificate or worked in the trade
outside Canada may qualify to write the Certificate of Qualification
Exam to work in Ontario.
 To work in certain skilled trades you must either be a registered
Apprentice or possess a valid Certificate of Qualification
Targeted Initiative
for Older Workers
 Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) provides a range of
employment activities for older workers who live in vulnerable communities
and who have lost their jobs.
 Unemployed workers aged 55 to 64 who are legally entitled to work in
Canada who lack the skills needed to re-enter the job market and live in an
eligible community can receive assistance with:
 Job search assistance, networking, counselling, resume writing
 Vocational and/or learning assessments, basic skills upgrading, skills training, employerbased work experience, preparation for self employment, mentoring and support
 Individual TIOW Service Plan with up to 25 hours / week of individual and group
 Financial assistance: placement incentives, employment and training costs and supports
Literacy and Basic
 LBS provides community-based literacy, numeracy and foundation
skills training to Adults who are out of school; helping them to
achieve their education, training and employment goals:
 LBS services support programming for the deaf as well as
Anglophone, Francophone and Aboriginal learners
 No cost and flexible training options (One-on-one tutoring, smallgroup instruction, and/or classroom instruction)
 Programs offered by more than 200 agencies at 300 sites across the
province: local school boards, community-based agencies, and
 Academic upgrading for entry into post secondary education or
apprenticeship training
Job Creation
Partnerships (JCP)
 JCP financially supports projects that create jobs providing
participants with an opportunity to maintain or enhance their
employability skills through work experience
 JCP participants must be E.I. eligible or Reachback
 Interested individuals can check the Service Canada Job Bank
for available postings and contact an ES provider for details on
how to apply
Benefit (SEB)
 SEB provides entrepreneurial skills training and support to eligible
participants to help them develop and implement their business plan
 The SEB funding allows participants to concentrate on building a
sustainable business by providing them with financial assistance
while they are attending some form of entrepreneurial skills training
 SEB participants must be E.I. eligible or Reachback
 Interested individuals must meet with an ES provider to complete an
ES needs-based service determination
Local ES Service
North Bay Management Area
YES Employment Services (North Bay)
District of Parry Sound - Employment North
Northern Lights Canada (Burk’s Falls)
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka (Parry Sound)
Collège Boréal (Sturgeon Falls & Noëlville)
Northern College (New Liskeard)
Local ES Service
Sault Ste. Marie Management Area
• Sault College Employment Solutions
(Sault Ste. Marie & Blind River)
• Sault Community Career Centre (Sault Ste. Marie)
• North Algoma Employment (Wawa)
• Collège Boréal (Elliot Lake)
Local ES Service
Sudbury Management Area
• Gezhtoojig Employment Services (Sudbury)
• Collège Boréal (Sudbury, Chelmsford and Val Caron)
• Cambrian College (Chelmsford, Val Caron, Espanola & Little
• Sudbury Vocational Resource Centre (Sudbury)
• YMCA Employment Services (Sudbury)
Local ES Service
Timmins Management Area
Collège Boréal (Timmins & Kapuskasing)
Northern College (Timmins)
Cochrane DSSAB (Cochrane)
Centre de Consultation de l’embauche des jeunes Inc. (Hearst)
Manitoulin & Sudbury DSSAB (Chapleau)
Mushkegowuk Council – Employment and Training Services
(Moosenee &Moose Factory)
Local ES Service
Thunder Bay/Kenora Management Area
Confederation College (Thunder Bay, Marathon & Dryden)
Lakehead Employment Services (Thunder Bay)
YES Employment Services (Thunder Bay)
More than Words (Longlac & Geraldton)
Northern Community Development Services (Fort Frances)
Lake of the Woods Employment (Kenora)
Atikokan Economic Development Corporation (Atikokan)
Red Lake Career and Employment (Red Lake)
Sioux-Hudson Employment (Sioux Lookout)
Crossroads Employment and Training (Ignace)
Finding an
EO Service Provider
in Your Community
 Employment Ontario website:
 Employment Ontario Hotline:
1-800-387-5656 or TTY 1-866-533-6339
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