John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin

Ontario Employment Services

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Description & Services
Alternate Name Canada-Ontario Job Grant ; EAS ; Employment Assistance Service ; Employment Ontario ; Job Matching and Job Retention ; Second Career ; SJS
Description John Howard Society's, Employment Services offers a range of services and resources to respond to the career and employment needs of individuals and the labour needs of employers. They offer services that are equipped with the full range of both unassisted and assisted service components.  
The Client Service Planning and Coordination (CSPC) service function is imbedded in all of their Employment Service components and determines which requirements is best suited for each individual.  
Their services consist of five components which can be accessed in a flexible and interactive style through: Resource and Information, Job Search, Job Matching and Placement & Incentives, and Job/Training Retention.  
Resource and Information (RI) is an open access labour market service for the community where they provide information on local training and employment opportunities, community service supports, occupational and training requirements, including trades and apprenticeship, and resources to support independent or "unassisted" job search, career clarification and planning, and informed education, training and employment decisions. They also provide access to basic WHMIS and other Workplace Safety information and training.  
Where individuals are unsuited for or unsuccessful in conducting self- directed job search, this component of the service offers individualized assistance in career clarification and goal setting, skills and interest assessment, interview and employment preparation. Basic WHMIS and other Workplace Safety information and training is also available. They support clients in planning and conducting job search, based on a realistic and accurate assessment of their qualifications compared to job requirements.  
Clients can expect support in matching their skills, capabilities, interests and experience with employer/position requirements, and placement into employment and/or on-the-job training opportunities, including job test and hire, work experience and community volunteer placements.  
While all assisted Employment Service components require monitoring and follow-up of all participants as key to effective customer service, some clients may need the support of additional coaching and mentoring to maintain employment or complete training or to make that important next step on their career path.  
Key suitability indicators for Job Retention are related to continuing issues around market perceptions and workplace performance, including such things as a history of marginal or entry-level employment or of repeated job loss, a significant absence from the workforce, or being new to the Canadian workplace.  
John Howard Society is an Employment Ontario site and is funded by Employment Ontario and by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.
Hours Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm 
Wed 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Areas Served Dufferin County ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; and surrounding areas.
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) and up 
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. Access to the Canada Ontario Job Grant to qualified employers.
Application Call or drop in for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario hotline at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit">
Fees Service - fees on a sliding scale may apply to some services
Languages English
Contact Information
Address & Map
134 Main Street N
Brampton, On L6V 1N8
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Intersection Main St and Church St
Accessibility Fully Accessible - Wheelchair accessible at most locations
Office Phone 905-459-0111
Fax 905-459-5864
Primary Contact Kathryn Lynch, Branch Manager, John Howard Society of Peel, Halton, Dufferin; Phone: 905-459-2205 ext 209
Alternate Contact Jessica Woods, Program Manager; Phone: 905-459-0111 ext 303
Primary Executive Darren Pennock, Executive Director; Phone: 905-459-2205 ext 202; Email:
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Funding Donations
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects Employment ; Job search training ; Resumes ; Students ; Temporary employment ; Vocational counselling

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