Job Seekers

Our employment experts understand the needs of the local labour market.

They can help with career planning, changing careers paths, transitioning back into the workforce, and providing training opportunities.

Understanding that everyone's employment journey is different, employment experts can help you prepare a resume, find work opportunities, prepare for potential interviews, develop skills, and support you through your first year of employment.  

Connect with a local employment service provider today to find your next job. 

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Government Programs for Job Seekers

Your next career move is out there, and our team has the resources to help you find it. Below are some websites to help assist you on your employment journey. As always, when you’re ready, your Employment Services provider will be happy to help.

Job Boards and Job Search
Apprenticeships
Government Programs for Job Seekers
Labour Market Information
Starting A Business
Funding, Awards and Scholarship

Indigenous Resources and Supports

Individuals identifying as Indigenous can find a variety of employment help throughout the LRES catchment area through drop-in resource centres, job search assistance programs, and job-skills workshops. Employment counselling and career planning services provide information on the labour market, grants, funding, apprenticeships; and other ongoing programs and supports for First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

Employment Resources

Employment Resources

Every employment journey is different. Below are some resources to help you on yours.

Chippewas of the Thames – Employment and Training Centre

The Chippewas of the Thames – Employment and Training Centre offers a variety of programs and services to support clients on their employment journey. Visit their website to learn more about programs like the Aboriginal Skills Training Option and the Aboriginal Labour Force Development Option. 

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Oneida National of the Thames – Community Wellness – Employment and Training Services

The Oneida Employment & Training program is designed to help Oneida members improve their skills and find employment. The Employment & Training department administers funds under the Indigenous Skills Employment and Training (ISET) program. ISET program is funded through Employment and Social Development Canada which provides funding to the Indigenous services delivery organizations that design and deliver job training services to First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban/non-affiliated Indigenous peoples in their community. Visit their website to learn more about the programming and services offered.

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Nokee Kwe

The Indigenous-led Nokee Kwe is an Employment and Education Centre that serves everyone. They focus on the positive, on making a difference, on communicating and collaborating with their community partners and stakeholders. Nokee Kwe is here to support you, to help you find rewarding and fulfilling employment, improve literacy and basic skills needed in today's workforce, and build up your self-esteem. Visit their website to learn more about the programs and services they offer to help you in your employment journey.

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Southern First Nations Secretariat

The Southern First Nations Secretariat delivers programs and services to First Nations community members in the areas of post-secondary funding and support, technical services, employment and training support, economic and capacity development, and financial advisory services.

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Indigenous Community Resources

N’Amerind Friendship Centre Inc.

The N’Amerind Friendship Centre is a non-profit organization committed to the promotion of physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being of native people and in particular, urban native people.  The commitment is realized through the implementation of culturally relevant programs aimed at social recreational and educational needs; at developing leadership, at increasing awareness levels of native heritage, establishing resources for community development and in promoting the development of urban aboriginal self-governing institutions. 

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Indigenous Student Centre – UWO

Located at the Western University Student Services Building in London, Ontario, the ISC is committed to supporting Indigenous students in reaching their highest potential through a culturally responsive space, programs and services that honour Indigenous cultures and languages, foster Indigenous presence and inclusion, increase Indigenous access, engage Indigenous communities, and facilitate transition, retention, graduation, and advancement of Indigenous students at Western.

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Nokee Kwe

Nokee Kwe Occupational Skill Development Inc. is a charitable non-profit organization delivering employment, training and transitional services to Native and Non-Native youth and adults in the Greater London Community. The services offered are geared to those individuals experiencing unemployment or experiencing difficulties with career and life transitions. Nokee Kwe, founded on Aboriginal principles, is dedicated to creating, promoting, and sustaining culturally sensitive environments, which encourage and support personal development and self-determination.

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Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre

SOAHAC’s purpose is to improve access to, and the quality of, health services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in the spirit of partnership, mutual respect, and sharing. Visit their website to learn more about the innovative, Indigenous-informed holistic approach to Indigenous wellness.

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Community Resources

You local community has several resources that you can access to help on your employment journey, including access to community and settlement services.

Library Branches

You local public library is an excellent resource while you are on your employment journey. With access to computers, research materials and knowledgeable staff, your public library branch can help with your job search, researching a career or educational options, and settlement services, if needed. 

Settlement Services

Newcomers to our communities are often looking to community resources to help them find programming and services around employment, transit, housing and childcare. Below are some resources available in the LRES catchment areas.

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Newcomers and International Students

Finding the right resources, whether you are a Newcomer or an International Student, is important. Below you will find some clarity on services the LRES network can offer.

Permanent Status in Canada

Please see the details below to determine eligibility for LRES services.

Naturalized Citizen:  Not Canadian at birth, and later on acquired Canadian permanent residency, and finally citizenship.  Individuals with this status are eligible for a full range of Employment Ontario programs, depending on the program's eligibility and suitability requirements.

Permanent Resident:  Someone who is not a Canadian citizen but has the right to live and work in Canada without any time limit on their stay. Individuals with this status are eligible for a full range of Employment Ontario programs, depending on the program's eligibility and suitability requirements. 

Convention Refugee/Persons in Need of Protections: People who are living outside their national country and, because of fear of persecution, cannot be protected within their country or return to it. Individuals with this status are eligible for a full range of Employment Ontario programs, depending on the program's eligibility and suitability requirements.

**Those waiting their permanent residence status to be finalized.

 

Temporary Residents Authorized to enter and remain in Canada with Limitation

Please see the details below to determine eligibility for LRES services.  Please note that individuals must have a work permit and Social Insurance Number to access services.

Refugee claimant/Asylum seekers:  A person who has fled their country of origin and is unable or unwilling to return because fear of being persecuted (race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.) If an individual has an open work permit, which allows a person to work for any employer in Canada, with a few exceptions, that individual is eligible for a full range of Employment Ontario programs, depending on the program's eligibility and suitability requirements.

The Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET): Allows individuals to work, study and stay in Canada until it is safe for them to return home. If an individual has an open work permit, which allows a person to work for any employer in Canada, with a few exceptions, that individual is eligible for a full range of Employment Ontario programs, depending on the program's eligibility and suitability requirements.

 

International Students, Temporary Workers & Visitors

Please note that the following status holders are NOT eligible for LRES services. It is recommended that International Students currently studying visit their College or University career centre for assistance.

International Students:  A non-Canadian student who is legally authorized to enter Canada with the intention of pursing education. It is important to note that a study permit and work permit is required. Individuals can access self-directed resources and information, refer to their College or University career centre and may be eligible for Skills Development Fund Projects.  Please note that some service providers may offer services through other sources of funding.

Spouse/partner of International Student: A person who accompanies their international student partner to live, study, or work in Canada for the length of the student's academic program. It is important to note that this individual must have an open work permit.

Post-Graduate: An international student who has graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution and is pursuing employment to gain Canadian work experience. It is important to note that this individual must have an open work permit. Individuals can access self-directed components, refer to their College or University career centre and may be eligible for Skills Development Fund Projects.  Please note that some service providers may offer services through other sources of funding.

Temporary Foreign Worker:  A foreign national individuals allowed to work in Canada on a temporary basis or a person from another country who fills jobs temporarily when qualified Canadians are not available. It is important that these individuals have a employer-specific work permit which allows a person to work only for the employer specified, for the length of time specified, and if applicable, at the location shown on the permit. It is important to note that individuals may be eligible for Literacy & Basic Skills services. Individuals can also access self-directed resources and information.

Visitor: A person who comes to Canada with no intent to enter the labour market. These individuals can access self-directed resources and programs.

 

 

Last modified:Friday, April 12, 2024