Description (Service) COVID-19 Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, all workshops are temporarily suspended and the building is closed to the public. Staff are available to work with clients seeking support with resumes, cover letters and interview preparation via email, phone, and video conferencing

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

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

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

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

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

Service Details
Hours Mon 9 am-4:30 pm, Tue 9 am-6 pm, Wed-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Parry Sound District
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

Employers can get help in identifying their human resource skill requirements, matching of position/workplace needs to participants’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience, and support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support success and retention

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 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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