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Training and Education

Acquiring new skills or upgrading present ones, including literacy and basic skills is the key to improving your chances of finding or maintaining a job.

If you need assistance in identifying what skills you need or how to access the various training opportunities available, contact Community Employment Services today!

Once you've completed your career exploration and labour market research, the next step is to find out who can provide the type of training to meet your needs. Check out the links on this page for the various categories of training interests which provide information on accessing local and other training opportunities.

We are also responsible for assisting our clients in making application to Employment Ontario's Second Career Strategy (SCS) program. Find out more about the application process by speaking with your employment counsellor.
(note - If you are in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits, be sure to contact an employment counsellor before registering for any courses to ensure your benefits will not be disrupted!)

Job Skills Training

Need to obtain or improve job skills? Perhaps you're considering different types of work. From private to public colleges, universities, online courses, find out what resources are available - Loads of Links!

Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship

Build a rewarding career with a skilled trade! Did you know that skilled workers are in high demand in Ontario's rapidly changing workforce?

On the Job Training Incentives & Wage Subsidies

Various incentive and wage subsidy programs exist which allow individuals to gain skills and experience while on the job with assistance to employers in the form of wage subsidies.

Internationally trained individuals

Links to information on foreign credential evaluation and more

Academic Upgrading

Interested in acquiring your Grade 12 or GED or learning what Essential Skills are required in the workplace? Find out more information and what resources are available by checking out this section.

English As A Second Language

If your first language is other than English, find out what resources are available in our community.


Did you know that literacy improves employment opportunities and can lead to higher wages? Workplace literacy skills involve reading, writing, and math skills as well as other skills that employers need. There are free Literacy and Basic Skills programs in your community which will help with reading, writing and working with numbers.

Financing your Training or Education

Check out the links here and learn about various sources of funding to assist you in your training needs.

link to National Occupational Classification site