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Employment Resources

Helping you prepare for & find a job!

To receive Ontario Works you will work with staff to develop an individual employment plan that will help you find a job. This is called a Outcome Plan and sets out the employment assistance activities that will lead to finding employment. You will meet with staff regularly when you complete activities or begin new ones. We can help you by:

  • Providing funds (if eligible) to prepare for a job (ex/ interview clothes, police checks)
  • Providing childcare supports for participants involved in employment related activities
  • Assisting you or a loved one struggling with an addiction gain access to supports

You will have access to a range of employment activities including:



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Community Placement

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Placement in a community agency can help you gain valuable experience. You can practice your skills, improve your confidence and get current job references and contacts!

Are you an organization looking for volunteers? We can help!

  More Information on Placements

Peterborough Employment Resource Centre

Is a self-help centre, providing the support and tools for employment, training, health, housing and school activities.

Skills Building

Take What You Need Program

New program to assist Ontario Works and ODSP participants for their job search

CARROT Culinary Program

A program to help people build skills and confidence with job searching.

One Roof Food Services Training Program

Check out this 7-week food industry training program where you will gain hand's on experience in community kitchen from a professional chef!

Job Search Tips

Need help with your job search? Find support with resumes, interviews, cover letters and more!

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Employment Services

Are you an Employer? Partner with our Placement Experts to receive support! We can help with:

  • Hiring assistance, screening, and matching 
  • Human Resources follow-up services
  • Funding supports
  • WSIB/Accident coverage 

Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP)

LEAP LogoIf you’re a young parent between the ages of 16 and 25, the LEAP program can give you the supports you need to:

  • finish high school
  • improve your parenting skills, and
  • prepare for and find work so you can support your family

Education Programs

Chalkboard IconA variety of education programs are available to help you:

Labour Market Information

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Labour Market Information (LMI) is helpful when job searching to find out what the job market is going to be like in your field. It also is a good salary guide to know how much to expect in your new potential job. Find out about the LMI in Peterborough and the surrounding area.

You can still get help after you have found a job.
Once you get a job and you are no longer eligible to receive financial help from Ontario Works, but you may still be able to get help with
Please speak with your case manager or employment counsellor for more details.