Record #: GRE0407
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
Main office located in Owen Sound. Call 519-371-9222 ext 6 or Toll Free 1-800-265-3711. See separate records for details

Satellite office located in 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

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Hanover - and surround area
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
  • Call 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
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Hanover
Address & Map
425 10th St, Unit 7
Hanover, ON N4N 1P8
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Intersection 10th St and 12th Ave
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance on ground level, assistance needed with door * no accessible washroom

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-364-3163
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-3711
Fax 519-364-3187
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Primary Contact Linda Alexander, Employment Programs Director, Owen Sound office; Phone: 519-371-9222 ext 228; Email:
Alternate Contact Samantha McDermid, Administrative Assistant, Owen Sound office; Phone: 519-371-9222 ext 6
Primary Executive Matt Shute, Manager; Email:

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