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.

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
  • Better Jobs Ontario (BJO)
  • Career Planning
  • Enroll you in the GVCA Path to Employment Program
  • Additional career supports available through EmployNext

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

Job postings

We work with local employers who have urgent hiring needs. Please connect with one of our Employment Consultants to learn more about how we can support you. 

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 with a Service Provider

Training and workshops


Employment Services at the Region of Waterloo offers a range of free workshops, such as: resume planning, Technology and Online Job Search, networking opportunity, and more.


Check out the Eventbrite page to register for an upcoming workshop. 

Register now



Technology and Your Online Job Search

Tired of applying and never hearing back from employers? Not sure if you are applying online correctly? Want to know what employers are actually judging you on? Learn tips and strategies to help you with a successful online job search. 


Please register by clicking the link below:

Technology and Your Online Job Search Workshop Registration, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite


Advanced Resume Workshop

Ideal for anyone from students to seasoned professionals who have a resume but want better results in their job search.

Please register by emailing EmploymentServicesReferral@regionofwaterloo.ca


Training opportunities

For current workshops, please click the link below for our Events Calendar. 

Calendar - Region of Waterloo 

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

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

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