Record #: PSD0457
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2022
Last Full Update: 28 Jun 2022


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

Service Details

Hours Drop-in service: Mon-Thu 9 am-2 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon 
Virtual service: Mon-Fri: 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Parry Sound District ; West Parry Sound
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 Parry Sound
Address & Map
Taylor Building
60 James St, Suite 303
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1T5
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Intersection Near the intersection of Bowes and James Street
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-746-8480
After Hours Phone Leave message on machine and call will be returned within 24 hours
Fax 705-746-7768
Social Media Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Lisa Cook, Team Leader; Email:

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