EPC Peterborough


Need People?  We’ve got ‘em!

We’re an Employment Ontario funded Employment Resource focused on diversity and sustainable placement. We have a range of employer-focused programs and services geared to assist you with your hiring needs. At any given time we are working with between 150 and 200 active job seekers.  We can offer a consistent supply of personnel to augment your hiring pool and satisfy your immediate and/or long term staffing needs at NO COST, to you the employer or the job seeker.  In some instances we even have access to wage reimbursements and hiring incentives which can be applied to help offset some of the costs associated with hiring a new employee registered with one of our programs. We offer:

  • Job Matching and Placement Services.
  • Recruitment and Pre-Screening Services.
  • Interview Assistance and Job Fairs.
  • Online Job Posting and Social Marketing.
  • And Access to Employment Related Resources.

These FREE employment services can help you reduce the time and money spent on recruiting quality applicants. 

Who can access these services?

If you are licensed to operate in Ontario and provide employment in Ontario, then we want to talk to you! We work with small, medium and large business to support them in the hiring of a diversified and stable workforce. We can tailor our services to suit your business needs providing as much or as little support as you need.

Where do I start?

Give us a call at 705-748-9110 and we’d be happy to recommend the service that best suits your needs.

Post A Job

Want to post a job online?  Great!  We can do that for you!

EPC is a member of CERP, the Community Employment Resource Partnership. CERP maintains and promotes an online job board featuring Peterborough and Area employment opportunities. Simply fill out the job posting form by clicking here and one of our Employment Counsellors will upload your ad.


As your local Employment Resource, EPC can help to connect you to resources that can be used to help offset the cost of hiring a new employee. Some of the clients who register with us are eligible for wage reimbursements and hiring incentives. We also administer youth-oriented programs to support summer hiring. 

Assisted Employment Services

Our Assisted Employment Services program is designed to help unemployed and underemployed individuals, as well as those working fewer than 20 hours a week, and part-time students.  Some participants in this program are also eligible for financial assistance. Employers who hire these individuals may be eligible for wage reimbursements and/or hiring incentives. 

Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus

The $2,000 Apprenticeship Employment Signing Bonus encourages employers in the trades to register new apprentices in sectors where there is a high demand for skilled workers. Apprentices are required to be working with Employment Service Providers.
The Employer Signing Bonus will be delivered in two equal instalments over six months. To be eligible for the first instalment, employers must:

  • Meet all the specific apprenticeship requirements to provide training in the trade
  • Hire and register an apprentice

To receive the second installment, employers must:

  • Continue to employ the apprentice and provide on-the-job training for at least six months from the date that the apprentice was registered

Apprenticeship Scholarship

The $1000 Apprenticeship Scholarship supports individuals who require upgrading to meet the registration standards for apprenticeship training.
An individual must have an interest in apprenticeship, not have the necessary requirements for registering in the trade of choice and be able to achieve the necessary requirements within a year.

  • Payment of $500 is awarded up front when the individual is registered for upgrading
  • The second installment of $500 is received when the individual has successfully completed upgrading, is employed and is registered as an apprentice.

Programs For Hiring Students and/or Youth

EPC oversees the delivery of two programs that provide incentives to employers interested in hiring a student or a young person looking to gain summer work experience. Check out the  Students section for more information.

Youth Job Connection

Support for employers to strengthen their workforce

Are you looking for new employees to help grow your business?

Youth Job ConnectionOntario's Youth Job Connection program can help.
Under this program:

  • Employers can get financial incentives to hire and offset training costs
  • Youth come to the job ready for the workplace with at least 60 hours spent at job preparation workshops
  • Counsellors provide ongoing support to employers and employees

With the right opportunity and support from Youth Job Connection, young people can contribute to the success of your business.
To make a referral or learn more, visit epcjobs.ca or call 1.705.748.9110 or visit the Resource Centre at 418 Sheridan Street Peterborough.

Canada Ontario Job Grant

What Is COJG?

  • COJG is a cost sharing grant between individual, employers and government designed to assist employers who wish to provide enhanced training to their employees.
  • Employers under 99 employees get 2/3 of the training costs & employers over 100 employees get 1/2 of training costs to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee.

Who Benefits?

  • Employers benefit by being able to offer their employees enhanced training that meets the needs of their workforce with the financial assistance from the government.
  • Employees benefit from enhanced training by further developing their skills and solidifying their position in the workforce.
  • The entire Ontario/Canadian workforce benefits by becoming better trained and more competitive in the global economy

Who Can Participate?

  • Employers who are licensed to operate in the province of Ontario and are not considered to be part of the broader public sector or a federal, provincial or municipal government agency
  • Employers must maintain appropriate WSIB or private workplace safety insurance and comply with all applicable federal and provincial human rights legislation

***A Training Consultant can provide more specific information

Sample List Of Training Courses

Below is a list of potential training courses.  EPC can assist you in finding the right training course/trainer for your staff.

  • Microsoft Word Specialist
  • Accounting
  • Adobe Indesign Basics
  • Crane Safety
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis
  • Problem Resolution
  • APQA
  • Access Level 1
  • Intro to Business Management
  • Certification Part Joint Health & Safety
  • Stress Management
  • CFO Leadership Program
  • Leadership Development
  • Practical Time and Workload Management
  • First Aid Responder
  • Writing to todays business readers
  • HR Management
  • CPA Designation
  • Pediatric Echo Cardiology
  • Performance Management Training
  • CPA Designation
  • Intro to Production and Operations
  • ECE Certificate
  • Noggin Short Course
  • Fundamentals of Restoration
  • Transitions Signature Program
  • Welding
  • Project Manager
  • Sage 300ERP
  • Leadership & Performance Management
  • Lean Training Level 1& 2
  • Personal Attendant Plus 2
  • Externship Trauma Counselling
  • Quality & Advanced Quality Systems Audit
  • Pediatric Echocardiology
  • ECE Certification
  • Mede-Care Software
  • Leadership training
  • Pay Web - Time/Attendance/Payroll
  • Personal Attendant Plus 2
  • Masters Cert in Health Care Management
  • Sommelier Course
  • Peak Leadership

How Do I Get More Information?

Please contact Employment Planning & Counselling at (705) 748-9110 ext. 240 and speak with a Training Consultant

Looking to have a job fair?

Let EPC host your next job fair! We have a centralized, downtown location available to employers for use FREE of charge. Looking to hire multiple people at once, or want to get the word out about your industry? We can help you plan and promote your event, collect and screen resumes, and we even help you with the interviewing process.

Where do I start?

Our Job Fair Team has a proven track record of successContact us today to get the ball rolling.

Summer Students

Want a summer student? We’ve got ‘em!

EPC is committed to helping connect students to local employers through our summer employment job board.

Where do I start?

For more information on this or other Employment Ontario programs and services or to register contact us!

  Want to post a student job online?  Great!  We can do that for you!

EPC is a member of CERP, the Community Employment Resource Partnership. CERP maintains and promotes an online job board featuring Peterborough and Area employment opportunities. Simply fill out the student job form by clicking here and one of our Employment Counsellors will upload your ad.

Placement Services

EPC offers professional and compassionate outplacement services when you’re in need.

We offer a comprehensive range of confidential employment related services for employees of companies in the process of downsizing, closing or relocating. These services can be accessed by individual employees on a one-to-one basis or provided in a group format. You may select some or all of the following services:

  • Job Search strategies/networking techniques
  • Vocational Testing (GATB, JVIS, SII) to identify career alternatives
  • Identification of transferable skillsEmployment counselling to identify new career opportunities
  • Development of professional resumes and cover letters
  • Interview preparation and practice
  • Access to career-related information, employment resources, and current labour market information
  • Identification of training and educational needs
  • Sourcing appropriate training programs
  • Development of return to work action plans
  • Customized workshops
  • Meeting space for Labour Adjustment Committees

Where do I start?

For more information on this or other EPC programs and services contact us!

Still need more info?

Take a moment to review the sections in this page for more information on our programs and services, or contact us directly!