Partners in Employment

Site: Stratford

Service: Ontario Employment Services, Stratford

Record #: PER2086
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 21 Jun 2023


Description (Service) COVID19 - open by appointment - phone or video call.

Employment facilitators provide:
  • 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
  • information and referral to other employment and community services
  • provide interview suits and other professional clothing
Youth Job Connection
  • paid pre-employment training
  • job matching. Paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers
  • mentorship
  • education and work transitions supports
Youth Job Connection Summer
  • summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year
Better Jobs Ontario
Skills training and financial support for laid off workers
  • training program must demonstrate good job prospects
  • financial support based on need, may include tuition, instructional costs, books, transportation and/or a basic living allowance
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

Service Details

Public Comments Call or drop in for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free number or visit 
Visiting office located in Clifford.
Hours Mon, Tue, Thu 9:30 am-4:30 pm, Wed 9:30 am-6 pm, Fri 9:30 am-4 pm. Other hours by appointment.
Areas Served Perth 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 residents 15-18 years who intend to continue high school or go on to post-secondary education after the job placement. Focus on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work

Better jobs Ontario
  • laid off individuals who are currently unemployed
  • individuals from low-income households experiencing labour market challenges

Application 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 Stratford
Address & Map
75 Waterloo St S
Suite 201
Stratford, ON
Canada N5A 7B2
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-272-1946
Toll Free Phone 1-888-729-9675
TTY Phone 1-800-268-7095
Fax 519-272-1299
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Primary Contact Deb Hotchkiss, Executive Director; Phone: 519-272-1946 Ext 223; Email:
Alternate Contact Deb Hotchkiss, Executive Director; Phone: 519-272-1946 Ext 223; Email:
Mailing Address 75 Waterloo St S 
Suite 201 
Stratford, ON 
Canada N5A 7B2

Agency Overview