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VCCS Employment Services

Site: VCCS Employment Services

Service: Ontario Employment Services

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Record #: CKL0021 Last Modified: 13 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 13 Mar 2015
DescriptionComprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB) -- income and entrepreneurial support during business development and launch

Youth Employment Fund -- job placements providing entry point to long term employment * help with costs such as transportation and tools * incentives to employers to help cover cost of wages and training

Also provides Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) for those 55 to 64 years (or 65 and older if all TIOW criteria are met) who are unemployed (out of work or working less than an average of 20 hours per week), are legally entitled to work in Canada, and lack skills needed to find a new job * broad range of training and supports * assists in finding new jobs by matching skills and experience with the needs of local employers wanting to hire

For employers: Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
Service Details
HoursMon, Tues, Thurs 8:30am-4:30pm *Wed 8:30am-7pm starting April 1, 2015 *Fri 8:30am-4:30pm starting April 1, 2015 
Saturdays: some Saturdays as listed on website
Areas ServedCity of Kawartha Lakes
EligibilitySelf-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Youth Employment Fund -- Youth 15 to 29 years who are residents of Ontario, unemployed and not participating in full time education or training can access assisted services * additional tools and supports for short term training and employment preparation may be available to youth identified by 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

ApplicationCall or drop in * 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 
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Address and Location
Address NotesWhitney Town Centre
Address & Map
370 Kent St W
Lindsay, ON K9V 6G8
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IntersectionKent Street West and St. Joseph Road
AccessibilityFully Accessible - Washroom, Entrance, Parking
Contact Information
Office Phone705-328-0180
After Hours PhoneVoice Mail
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Primary ExecutiveCarol Timlin, Executive Director; Phone: 705-328-0180 ext 226; Email:
Alternate ExecutiveBrenda Roxburgh, Assistant Executive Director; Phone: 705-328-0180 ext 227; Email: