Your job is out there. We’ll help you find it. As an Employment Ontario service provider JobStart’s goal is to make it easier for job seekers to find and access employment and training services. We do this by providing an integrated service delivery for job seekers and employers looking to hire. Our professional staff are here to help you prepare for and find work in your field if interest. JobStart is “Where Futures Begin!”

JobStart has a range of services available at no cost to you

Employment Ontario programs and services are offered at JobStart’s 219 Dufferin St., Suite #1C location (King & Dufferin), and JobStart’s 2930 Lake Shore Blvd. W., location (corner of Islington Ave. and Lake Shore Blvd. W.) Employment Ontario programs and services are not offered at JobStart’s 41 Chauncey Ave. Location.


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. Prior to accessing the Resource Information Service clients need to meet with a JobStart staff member

Assisted services – (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) – people who are unemployed and out of school. Meet with a JobStart Staff member who will help you identify your employment and training needs, determine and access components of the Employment Service which is appropriate, access services to government and community services outside of Employment Ontario and develop an Employment Service Plan.

Employers can help in identifying their human resources 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.

Employing Young Talent Initiative - Small businesses and employers who hire and retain youth aged 15-29 may be eligible to receive an incentive of up to $2,000 for each youth that they assist in finding meaningful employment towards building a career.  Please call 416-231-2295 and speak to a JobStart Job Developer for more information.

Service description – Helps clients find

  • sustainable employment
  • assessment of skills, capabilities, interests and experience
  • job search strategies , including resume preparation
  • information about different careers and occupations, the local labour market, employment and training opportunities
  • on-the-job training and/or work experience and, in some cases, additional support to help maintain employment
  • information about all Employment Ontario programs and services
  • access to Second Career program to provide laid-off workers with skills training for high-demand occupations
  • information about, and referral to, other community services and support

This Employment Ontario service is funded
in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.