Employment Support

The Region of Waterloo offers support to people who are looking for employment or who would like to enhance their skills or develop a new career. We are one of many local Employment Ontario providers. Visit the Employment Ontario website to search for a location near you.

As COVID-19 recovery continues, Community Services is re-opening its Welcome Spaces and resuming in-person service. However, things may look a little different as we work together to stay healthy.

Are you looking for free employment workshops?

Join us for weekly Employment Facilitator led focused workshops on topics like: advanced resumes, interviews, COVID-proof careers, online job searching, along with any upcoming industry information sessions at EmploymentServices.eventbrite.ca.

Support for job seekers


Are you looking for work, or looking to start a career change? Our Employment Ontario team can:

  • Connect you to employers
  • Help you develop workplace skills
  • Refer you to training, education and upgrading, volunteer opportunities, and personal counselling

Our employment facilitators offer free personalized support and resources for you to learn at your own pace.

Job postings

We work with many local employers who have urgent hiring needs. Visit our online job board to sign up to have job opportunities emailed to you as they are posted. 

You can find other job opportunities in the region at www.findyourjob.ca. The map feature on this site can show you how far the job is from your place. You can also use filters to search for jobs based on your skills and experience. 

Individual appointments

Our employment counsellors can meet with you to provide support with: 

  • Career planning
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Job search tips and techniques
  • Ongoing support 

Request an appointment

Training and workshops

Workshops


Employment Services at the Region of Waterloo offers a range of free workshops, such as: resume planning, interview for success, job search during Covid-19, remote work, networking opportunity, and more.

 

Workshops will be paused during the summer months, but will start again in September 2022. Check back for updates.

Check out the Eventbrite page to register for an upcoming workshop. Workshops are scheduled online over Zoom currently. 

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Training opportunities


 

Learn at your own pace

If you prefer to learn at your own pace, below are some tip sheets to help you with your resume, your job application, and the interview process.

How to apply for a job electronically
How to apply for jobs electronically

Help with your resume

Tips to create a resume

Preparing to Write a Resume: Tips to Help You Get it Right

The cover letter

Making an impactful resume

The chronological resume

The functional resume

Tips for using references  

Interview tips

Preparing for the interview 

Top 10 interview questions 

Types of interviews

Managing different types of interviews 

Behavioural interviews

Tips for telephone interviews 

Tips for online interviewing

Working from home
Tips for working at home 

Support for employers


Please see the Coronavirus Resources for Workplaces for guidance on how to lower the potential impact of COVID-19 on your workplace.

If you are hiring or are looking to expand your team, we can help you recruit qualified applicants. Get started.

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