Record #: GRE0408
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 offices located in Hanover, see separate records for details.

Other itinerant locations located in Dundalk, Durham, Flesherton, Markdale, Meaford and Thornbury. Staff hold weekly office hours. Clients must call Owen Sound office to book an appointment.

Service Details

Hours Wed, Fri 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm- 4 pm
Areas Served Durham (Village of) - 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 Durham (Village of)
Address & Map
Grey County Social Services
575 Saddler St E
Durham (Village of), ON N0G 1R0
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Intersection Saddler St E and Rock St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-371-9222 ext 6
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-3711
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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 222
Primary Executive Matt Shute, Manager; Email:

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