Record #: GRE0094
Last Modified: 06 May 2022
Last Full Update: 13 Dec 2021


Description (Service)
  • Comprehensive 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 as well as information and referral to other employment and community services

Better Jobs Ontario
  • skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers
  • help in identifying human resource skills requirements, matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience
  • support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

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
Youth Job Connection
  • paid pre-employment services
  • job matching, paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers
  • mentorship, education and work transition supports
Youth Job Connection Summer
  • summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year
Satellite offices located in Hanover and Durham. See separate records for details. Appointments available across Grey County Dundalk, Durham, Flesherton, Markdale, Meaford and Thornbury call 519-371-9222 ext 6.

Service Details

Public Comments Satellite resource centres in Hanover and Durham are equipped with computers, printers, internet, photocopier, fax and telephone. See separate record 
Other itinerant locations in Markdale, Meaford, Dundalk, Flesherton and Thornbury. Staff hold weekly office hours. Clients must call 519-371-9222 ext 6 or Toll Free 1-800-265-3711 to book an appointment. 
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Learn More Contact YMCA Employment Services at 519-371-9222 Ext 6 or check out the website at
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
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 (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 high school students 15-18 years intending to stay in, or return to high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement
  • focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work
Application Call or drop in. Appointments can be booked online for the Owen Sound office. Click here.

  • 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
  • Languages English
    Fees None

    Address and Location

    Located In Community Owen Sound
    Address & Map
    Professional Centre
    945 3rd Ave E, Suite 23
    Owen Sound, ON N4K 2K8
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    Intersection 3rd Ave and 10th St E
    Physical Access Partially Accessible - Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door

    Contact Information

    Office Phone 519-371-9222
    Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-3711
    Fax 519-371-9224
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    Primary Contact Linda Alexander, Employment Programs Director; Email:
    Alternate Contact Samantha McDermid, Administrative Assistant
    Primary Executive Matt Shute, Manager; Email:

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