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 to critique or to develop your resume and cover letter, and help to prepare you for an interview.
- Assessment of your eligibility and assistance applying for government-funded programs like Apprenticeships 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 and we will contact you within one business day to suggest programs and services.
Job Search Help
Visit 418 Sheridan Street or call 705.748.9110 and get help to find a job today.
Momentum Youth Employment Program
EPC is excited to announce our Momentum youth employment program. Designed to assist youth aged 18-29 with significant barriers to employment, it will coach and support participants with:
Determining their interests, skills and competencies
Understanding their options using labour market and occupational information
Individual career exploration with job trials, mentorship and virtual reality
Developing and working toward attainable goals
Short-term training and certifications
Employability soft skills – workshops and individual counselling
Paid placement with a local employer
Ongoing, intensive support to retain the job
Better Jobs Ontario
Better Jobs Ontario provides eligible applicants with:
- skills training for in-demand jobs
- financial support
You can apply for up to $28,000 for costs, including:
- other instructional costs, including student fees, supplies and electronic devices
- basic living allowance (up to $500 per week)
Additional funding may be available for:
- disability-related supports
- living away from home
- Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) and/or language training
Length of Training Programs
Better Jobs Ontario aims to help you rejoin the workforce quickly. That’s why the program focuses on training programs that take 52 weeks or less to complete, including micro-credential programs.
If you want to attend training for longer than one year, you can apply to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for a mix of grants and loans to help you pay for your post-secondary education.
You qualify for Better Jobs Ontario if you either:
- have been laid-off and have not been working or are working a temporary job just to cover costs
- have not been laid-off but have been unemployed for six months or longer and are part of a low-income household
You can still apply if you receive either:
- Employment Insurance (EI)
- Ontario Works (OW)
- Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
- Laid-off due to COVID-19
While the Better Jobs Ontario program is open to unemployed jobseekers, a fast-track stream is available if you were laid-off because of COVID-19 and want to retrain for jobs in sectors that have the potential for future employment.
If your application meets all the following criteria, you will go through a faster approval process, giving you access to training sooner:
- You were laid off on or after March 1, 2020.
- You have a high school education or less, you were laid-off from an occupation requiring no more than a high school education and job-specific training, such as food and beverage servers, flight attendants and retail salespersons.
- You were laid-off from an industry hit hard by the pandemic, such as hospitality and food services, transportation and warehousing or wholesale and retail trade.
- You want to train for a career in demand in a local community or provincial priority area.
How to Apply
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.
Keeping Your Job/Job Coaching Workshop
Succeeding in your Job and Advancing in your Career
Got a job and want to make sure you keep it? Something holding you back at work? Learn how to set goals, make a change, and keep moving forward at work. Make a plan with clear steps to help you stay on track. Contact us for details.
50+ Job Club
50+ Job Club
Join the 50+ Job Club
Are 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.
The Resource Centre is available to all individuals that are currently job searching. The Resource Centre hours are listed below:
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.
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 job 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.
Not sure how to get started on your resume or cover letter? Come check out our many resumes 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.