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Employment Access Centres

Looking for Work? The Y Can Help.

The YMCA-YWCA Employment Access Centres offer comprehensive employment and training resources and support to help with securing sustainable employment. Our services are open to all and there is no fee to participate.

Information For Job Seekers

We can help you with your job search by providing:

Job Seeker BrochureFree Workshops
Our Employment Access Centres offer free workshops that will help you gain the skills you need to find your next job.

Calendar Icon Central Location Workshop Calendar
180 Argyle Avenue

Calendar Icon West Location Workshop Calendar
1642 Merivale Road

Employment Consultation
  • Individualized one-on-one employment consultation to guide you through your job search
  • Support with all aspects of employment preparation
  • Referral and access to funded programs such as Second Career, Self-Employment Benefit program and Job Creation Partnership
  • Access to the Ottawa Job Match Network for Internationally Educated Professionals
Resource and Information Services
  • Computer resource centres and job search libraries
  • One-on-one assistance from helpful staff for résumé and cover letter writing, job search strategies and interview techniques
  • Information on training, apprenticeship, labour market, community supports and job postings
  • Interactive workshops relating to career exploration and employment preparation
  • Participation in employer hiring events and career fairs
Job Matching and Placement
  • Individualized support from Job Developers with job search and employer engagement
  • Support in resolving barriers to employment
  • Opportunities for on-the-job training and subsidized work placements
  • Workplace mentoring and support in maintaining jobs
Need more information?
Walk-ins are welcome, or book an appointment and request more information online.

Book an appointment

Information For Employers
Our Employment Access Centres offer services to assist in the recruitment, training and retention of employees. Our services are free of charge.

Employer brochureWe are here to help with your hiring needs
by providing:

Job Matching, Placement and Incentives
  • Recruitment of qualified employees
  • Posting and distribution of job openings
  • Participation in large Career Fairs and customized hiring sessions
  • Possibility of financial incentives during employee’s training period
  • Access to Apprenticeship Signing Bonus
  • Ongoing support from Job Developers during work placements
  • Support with employee retention
Benefits of Participation
  • All services are offered free of charge to Ontario Employers, including Career Fair exhibition
  • Reduced cost of recruitment, training and retention
  • Access to potential financial incentives
  • Access to pre-screened, qualified candidates who are motivated and ready to work
  • Candidates available from all industries, with all levels of experience
Need more information?
Walk-ins are welcome, or book an appointment and request more information online.

Book an appointment

Get started now by visiting us today at one of our locations:

Central Location
180 Argyle Avenue, 4th floor
Taggart Family Y
613-788-5001 ext. 5123
8:30AM to 4:30PM – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
8:30AM to 7PM – Thursday
8:30AM to 4PM – Friday
West Location
1642 Merivale Road
(Merivale Mall), 2nd floor
8:30AM to 7PM – Monday
8:30AM to 4:30PM – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30AM to 4PM – Friday

Employment Ontario This Employment Ontario
program is funded in part by
the Government of Ontario.

Locations offering this program
Employment, Enterprise and Newcomer Services 
Nepean Y 
Taggart Family Y 
Y Employment Access Centre - Argyle Avenue 
Y Employment Access Centre - Merivale Road