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Need Help With Your

Job Search?

Click here to fill out a Job Search Profile.

Click here to fill out a Job Search Profile.

Get Employed

We’re here to help you with your job search!

We have a range of services and programs to assist you. Whether you’re looking for your first job, your next job or your dream job, EPC is here to help. Our services include:

  • A resource centre with on-site Employment Counsellors, computers, a printer, fax machine and internet access, as well as a range of employment-related resources and information.
  • One-on-One Employment Counselling to help you identify your goals and move towards realizing them.
  • Skills and aptitude assessments to determine which jobs would be suited to you.
  • Help critiquing or developing your resume and cover letter, and help preparing you for an interview.
  • Assessment of your eligibility and assistance applying for government funded programs like Apprenticeships, Second Career and more.
  • Free Job Search, Interview and Resume workshops.
  • Job leads, as well as referrals to employers that hire exclusively through EPC!

Where do I start?

Visit or contact EPC today to speak with an Employment Counsellor or fill out your online Job Search Profile and we will contact you within one business day to suggest programs and services.

EPC Programs

Second Career

Laid off? Looking for Retraining?

Second Career provides laid-off workers in Ontario with financial support and skills training to help them find jobs in high-demand occupations in Ontario. Second Career is a cost-sharing grant provided on the basis of need, so you may be asked to contribute what you can to your training or education. Second Career provides up to $28,000 for:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Other instruction costs such as manuals or workbooks
  • Transportation
  • A basic living allowance

Additional support may be available to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities, who have costs related to dependent care, or to cover the costs of living away from home and academic upgrading.

Who can apply?

Second Career is for people who have had at least one lay-off since 2005, who are currently unemployed, and who would benefit from long-term skills training to transition them into highly-skilled occupations that are in demand in the local labour market. This includes laid-off workers who have taken an interim job to make ends meet.

Where do I start?

There are a number of factors that can affect a person’s eligibility for Second Career funding.  The trained Employment Counsellors at EPC are experienced at navigating this process. They will ask you for information on your:

  • Work history
  • Education and training
  • Skills
  • Interests

They will work with you to determine your best training option and help to prepare your application and plan of study.

For more information on this or other Employment Ontario programs and services, contact us directly or fill out your EPC Job search Profile and we will contact you.

LinkedIn Lounge

LinkedIn LoungeMake the most of your networking opportunities

EPC is expanding their social media services to provide a LinkedIn Lounge in their Resource Centre at 418 Sheridan Street.
If you are an entrepreneur, career changer, graduate, job seeker or working professional and are looking to maximize your network reach and effectively market your professional image online this free drop in service has been designed for you.
A constructive critique of your LinkedIn account including profile image, summary, work experience, education, skills, endorsements, volunteer work, interests, recommendations and connections with relevant individuals, companies and groups will be provided.
As a prerequisite you must have a completed LinkedIn profile and know your password so you can access your account at EPC.
If you are new to LinkedIn, EPC offers both “Creating a Positive Digital Footprint” and “LinkedIn” workshops monthly. For more information of these workshops drop in, call or check us out online.

Click here to download a PDF version of this information.

Schedule (Thursdays from 4:30pm - 6:00pm)

New dates coming soon!

50+ Job Club

 

50+ Job Club

Join the 50+ Job Club

50+ Job ClubAre you a mature job seeker in the market for a new position or looking to re-enter the workforce after a gap in your work history?Does it sometimes feel like your age or experience is working against you?Are you feeling alone and isolated in your job search?

There can be added difficulties to job searching for people from certain demographics. We have the knowledge and experience to support mature workers using group information sessions geared to their specific needs.
Some of the topics discussed at the weekly sessions include: job loss, networking & interview stress.
 
Join us Wednesday mornings from 9:30am-12pm for information  & peer support.


For more information or to register please contact Sandy at 705-748-9110 ext. 235 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth Job Connection

Support for youth seeking employment

Youth Job ConnectionsWould you like to gain work skills and experience? Are you between the ages of 15-29, require life/job skills training
program highlights:

  • Paid pre-employment workshops
  • Up to a full 26 weeks of on-the-job training, paid
  • Ongoing support from our Youth Counsellors
  • Assistance in developing an action plan that will help you to set goals and plan for your future
  • Training & Certification opportunities

To learn more, visit epcjobs.ca or call 1.705.748.9110 or visit the Resource Centre at 418 Sheridan Street Peterborough.

Youth Job Connection - Summer Program

Youth Job ConnectThe YJC-Summer program is for 15-18 year olds, students with intent of returning to school in the fall. 20 hours of paid pre-employment workshops and a work placement up to 8weeks.for more information and to schedule an intake individuals can call Sarah at ext 230.  Click here to download a copy of our flyer (PDF).

Job Search Help

Visit 418 Sheridan Street, call 705.748.91100 or click here to fillout your Job Search Profile and get help to find a job today.

Resource Centre

The Resource Centre is available to all individuals that are currently job searching.  The Resource Centre hours are listed below:
Monday: 8:45AM-4:45PM
Tuesday: 8:45AM-4:45PM
Wednesday: 8:45AM-4:45PM
Thursday: 8:45AM-6:00PM
Friday: 8:45AM-4:45PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

 


Internet Access

The Resource Centre has ten new computers with high-speed internet access, USB accessibility and Microsoft Office Suite 2010. We also offer free photocopying (limit of 10 pages per day), telephone access, and local and long distance faxing.


Employment Counsellors

On-site Employment Counsellors provide assistance with job search strategies, career selection, resume writing, information relating to the labour market and information regarding programs and eligibility criteria.


Resource Centre Job Board

Our in-house job board is updated weekly with jobs taken from general and local jobs search websites. We make sure the jobs we put on our board are local and we categorize them by industry, saving you time and energy as you continue your search for work.


Print Resources

Not sure how to get started on your resume or cover letter? Come check out our many resume and cover letter samples. We have samples and templates for many different industries, so you’re bound to find a format that works for you. We also have print resources on commonly asked interview questions, how to do an information interview, job search strategies, as well as job search logs to help keep you organized.

Still need more info?

Take a moment to review the sections on this page for more information on our programs and services, or contact us directly!  We’re happy to answer any of your questions.