Job Seekers

  • Services
  • Explore Your Talents
  • Discover Your Options
  • Pursue Your Career
  • Links & Tools
  • Contact Us

Services

Full Suite Services

If you are unemployed and looking for work, looking for a career change or searching for ways to improve your job skills, then Jobs Caledon Employment Services is the place for you. Our staff team is here to support and guide you to resources you need to take that next step. Utilize our resource centre for all your job search needs. Attend a workshop to help you with your job preparation or work one on one with one of our professional Employment Specialists – CCS is here for you!

Check out transportation options that may be available to assist you.

Available services:

Self-Directed Services Supported Services
ALL job seekers have access to: Eligible job seekers have access to a personal job coach to:
Job postings – full-time, part-time and seasonal Job match you to the right employer and job
Tools and resources for your career exploration and job search Assess your specific job search challenges and needs
Workshops on a variety of employment-related topics Customize a plan to help you reach your goals
Resource centre and workshops throughout Caledon Coach you through your job search journey

Register with us to have access to job fairs, workshops and special events, job coaches, computer-based training, newsletters, tips and the latest job postings. Questions? Contact us and get started today jobs@ccs4u.org or (905) 584-2300.

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Your can view our Events Calendar or download a month-at-a-glance PDF schedule.

Transportation support may be available to access or attend CCS programs. Please inquire with your program contact to apply (subject to eligibility and availability).

 

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The Jobs Caledon Employment Services Team can help you explore your options for updating your skills or retraining and is here to assist you in reaching your employment goals through training and/or upgrading.

 

Your Career

Second Career

Second Career is a government funded re-training program for laid off, unemployed or underemployed individuals.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship training is a form of post-secondary education that combines paid, work-based training with technical training in a classroom or shop setting.

Small Business

Business Support

Jobs Caledon Employer Services is dedicated to helping your business succeed. Contact our job development team today!

Lif 4 Youth

Youth

Training programs and services to improve access and provide youth job seekers with proven, coordinated and targeted services that meet their needs. Contact our team at youth@ccs4u.org for more information on programs best suited to your goals. Youth Job Connection, Youth Job Connection-Summer, Youth Job Link, LIFE for Youth.


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Explore Your Talents

GET TO KNOW YOURSELF…

An important key in career exploration is to better understand yourself and where your passion and interests lie. There are many tools and resources available to you at Jobs Caledon. We invite you to review the information below which provides links to resources, workshop calendars, helpful tips and information to learn more about you while planning your career direction.

Register with us to have access to job fairs, workshops and special events, job coaches, computer-based training, newsletters, tips and the latest job postings. Questions? Contact us and get started today jobs@ccs4u.org or (905) 584-2300.


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Self-ExplorationSelf-Exploration

We recommend that you start with a detailed inventory of your background, education, and personality. Understanding where you have been may help you understand where you should logically go next. Discover and acknowledge your aptitudes, core abilities, areas of interests, and values through workshops, assessments & inventory tools and self-help books. At Jobs Caledon we have several workshops that can support you in this area.

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The Career Exploration: Personality Dimensions workshop helps you discover your personality temperament and values, while learning about your preferred work style and career fit.

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The Career Exploration: Choices workshop uses a blend of facilitation and online tools to help you find out how your interests, values, skills and work preferences can help you explore your career options.

Keep in mind our team of employment specialists are available to guide you to resources appropriate to your needs. For assistance contact us at jobs@ccs4u.org or (905) 584-2300.

Pathways to SuccessPathways to Success

The career transition process consists of self-exploration, research, and good old-fashioned legwork. Your career change need not entail emotional suffering and financial hardship. You will benefit from a detailed and organized job search plan. Begin with the end in mind and develop a strategy for getting there.

 

Baby StepsBaby Steps

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Talk with people who are doing what you want to do; tell them you are interested in new opportunities

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Tweak your current job, volunteer to take on chronically unfilled responsibilities, perhaps a task others don’t want to do

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Take a workshop or introductory course in an area of interest

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Repackage your transferable skills in a resume that highlights how you fit into a new field

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Identify other environments where you can use your background

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Build a list of employers to approach and begin contacting current and past employees at these firms about possible openings

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Start a parallel career; keep your current job while working weekends or nights in a second profession

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Take care not to deplete your energy; be sure family members understand your goals and objectives


Resources & Links

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Skills Search
Match occupations to your greatest skills

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Interests
List occupations related your greatest interests

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Skills
List occupations for the skills you enjoy using

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Values
List occupations related to your greatest needs from work

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Personality Quiz
Understand your most dominant personality traits.

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TOWES Skill Plan
Learn if you are matched for apprenticeships

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Career Direction Worksheet
Print this workshop for a convenient way to document your career exploration ideas

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Career Direction Workshop Video
A step-by-step video through the Career Direction Workshop by BradfordWORKS

For additional resources, please visit our Links & Tools page.


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Discover Your Options

Discovering Your Options Together

Part of an effective Job Search is to better understand the options that are available to you. When looking for work, consider your past training, experience, skill-set, work strengths and preferences. There are many tools and resources available to you at Jobs Caledon. We invite you to review the information below which provides links to resources, workshop calendars, helpful tips and information important to your discovery.

Register with us to have access to job fairs, workshops and special events, job coaches, computer-based training, newsletters, tips and the latest job postings. Questions? Contact us and get started today jobs@ccs4u.org or (905) 584-2300.


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Learning Life-Long Learning

Learning is key to increasing your workplace value and should be a continual process. Explore occupational and educational information regarding the various fields and options available to you. Whether you are looking to advance within your job choice or considering a new career field altogether, Jobs Caledon can help.

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The Labour Market Research workshop is an interactive hands-on session where you will learn and use the latest websites and other research methods to enhance your job search.

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The Second Career workshop will provide you with the information you need to see if this option is right for you.

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Jobs Caledon can support you, whether you are looking for work or just trying to brush up on your employment retention skills. Our fully equipped resource centre hosts:

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Computers with high speed internet access plus access to fax, scanner and copier

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Mavis Beacon software to help you improve your typing speed and accuracy

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Microsoft Office Tutorials to help you learn the basics of Office programs

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Scott’s Directories online to research employers and make connections

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WinWay Resume Deluxe to build your resume

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Choices Career Planner to help you explore career options and build your own portfolio

The Best Option for YouChoosing the Best Option for You

If you decide you need additional skills, a referred source is usually best. Investigate accredited colleges, universities, institutions, and training schools. Visit college, university, and training centre web sites. Allow yourself time for discovery, research and in-depth focus.


Resources & Links

Information about Occupations

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Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneuers considering starting a business can find support through CCS’ Small Business Enterprise Centre.

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Working In Canada
Comprehensive Labour Market Information and Trends

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Local Wage Ranges
The high and low wage ranges for a variety of occupations

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Growing Occupations
A list of North American occupations with a bright outlook.

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Green Economy Occupations
A list of North American occupations with demand driven by the Green Economy

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Occupational Profiles
Find occupations based on Title, your interests, subject, Industry, and/or National Occupation Classification


Information about Gaining First-Hand Experience

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Life for Youth
Youth aged 15-30, not enrolled in school may be eligible for a six-month work experince placement. Contact Caledon Community Services at (905) 584-2300.

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Volunteer with Caledon Community Services
Learn about CCS and become involved in areas that spark your interest or use your expertise in creative and enjoyable ways. Contact CCS for details.

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Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship training is a form of post-secondary education that combines paid, work-based training with technical training in a classroom or shop setting.

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Apprenticeship Descriptions
Detailed descriptions, requirements, and training for 130 Ontario Apprenticeships.

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Volunteer Caledon
First-Hand Experiences – Volunteer Opportunities

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Red Seal
Canadian Interprovincial Standards


Information to Help Plan Your Education

When reviewing your training and/or education options consider the

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Desired outcome of training or education

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Best method of achieving outcome

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Necessary resources

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Distance Education

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Second Career Training Program
A governement funded re-training program for laid off, unemployed or underemployed individuals. Jobs Caledon offers monthly information sessions on Second Career. Check our events calendar for details.

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Educational Planner
Helps you plan your post secondary education.

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School Finder
This site provides a gateway into finding out what schools are available for post-secondary education and is a comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to pursue further education after leaving high school.

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Private School Finder
A database of Ontario Private Schools. Search by name any/or location.

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Financial Assistance
Ontario Student Assistance Program provides financing for post-secondary education.

For additional resources, please visit our Links & Tools page.


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Pursue Your Career

Pursue Your Career & Keep It…

The keys to landing the job you want include having a stand out cover letter and resume and the ability to sell yourself in the interview. There are many tools and resources available to you at Jobs Caledon. We invite you to review the information below which provides links to resources, workshop calendars, helpful tips and information important to your discovery.

Register with us to have access to job fairs, workshops and special events, job coaches, computer-based training, newsletters, tips and the latest job postings. Questions? Contact us and get started today jobs@ccs4u.org or (905) 584-2300.


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ResumeCover Letters & Resumes

Critical in your Job Search strategy is a cover letter and resume that gets you to the next step… the interview. If you are sending out your resume, but not getting the response you would like, it might be time to re-evaluate your resume.

Jobs Caledon can support your efforts:

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The Optimize your Resume workshop will show you how to use eye-catching techniques and “tips of the trade” to create a resume and cover letter that will get you noticed.

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The Resume for Results workshop will discuss the benefits of creating a “functional-style” resume and expose you to the various types of resumes.

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The Jobs Caledon Resource Centre is full of tools to help you get creative with your resume and cover letter. Check out our onsite library for innovative ideas or get hands-on with the resume software and a variety of templates located on our resource centre computers.

Cover Letter Tips

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Begin by identifying the individual who will offer you a job at your potential place of employment. Call to introduce yourself, then follow-up by sending a short cover letter and relevant resume. Hiring managers skim through cover letters in hopes of revealing a match between your background and their needs.

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Your job ~ communicate your experience and career interests in a few concise paragraphs. Prompt them to read your resume by telling them something valuable about your accomplishments.

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Keep your cover letter direct and to the point, clearly communicating what you are looking for and summarizing your skills and experience as they relate to the job at hand

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Strive to relate exactly how your qualifications will fit their requirements

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Check your spelling and proofread your correspondence

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Your resume should clearly demonstrate how you present yourself. Far too many resumes reflect a naive belief that each and every word will be read. Rather, most will receive a fast scan, a snap judgment. Your job ~ spark the reader’s interest before it wanders.

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Demonstrate a clear sense of direction, fill in all gaps, synthesize diverse information, tell potential employers what kind of employee you are. Trust your achievements, responsibilities, and job roles to speak for themselves, simply and clearly.

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Use verbs to highlight action (example: “I was the boss of 6 service employees” instead: “Supervised a team of six service employees”

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Use numbers to show magnitude and depth of achievement

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Use wide margins, bold headings, indentations, or bullets to guide the reader’s eye quickly to the points that should grab their attention


InterviewInterviews

Another key ingredient to finding and landing the job you want is through a successful interview. Are you getting through to the interview stage but not getting the job offer? It might be time to brush up on those interview skills. We have many tools and resources available to you at Jobs Caledon.

Jobs Caledon can support your efforts

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Our Interview with Success workshop walks you through the entire interview process and helps to prepare you to answer those difficult questions.

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Check out our onsite library for innovative ideas or get hands-on with the interview experience through a mock interview.

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Get dressed for success. To help enhance your business wardrobe, Jobs Caledon clients receive a shopping discount at both Chez Thrift and the The ReUstore.


Job RetentionJob Retention

Landing the job means that you had the right skills and knowledge needed to do the job, but now you must make an effort to learn how to become an even better employee if you want to keep the job. At Jobs Caledon we can offer a variety of workshops, supports and tools for successful job retention.

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The Career Exploration: Personality Dimensions workshop helps you discover your personality temperament and values, while learning about your preferred work style. Applying this knowledge to your work environment can help you succeed in the workplace.

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As part of our supported services, Employment Specialists at Jobs Caledon can work with eligbile clients in the Job Matching & Placement program. Ongoing coaching while you adjust to your new working environment. helps to ensure success.


Resources & Links

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Job Search Record
Print the Job Search Record for keeping track of your job search activity

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Job Board and Resume Bank
Start here to look for local job opportunities. Upload your resume to be searched by local employers.

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Job Bank
Broaden your job search in your region for jobs posted within the last 2 days on the Service Canada job bank.

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Contact Local Employers Directly
Use this local business directory for contact information to explore potential job opportunities.

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Service Canada Youth Portal
This site is aimed at young people and provides step by step guides on a whole range of job search techniques.

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Networking
More than 80% of job opportunities are discovered though networking.

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Targeting Your Resume
Make your resume rise to the top by targeting to the employer with your employability strengths.

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Resume Samples
Instructions for selecting the best format of resume for your job search, with examples.

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The Cover Letter
How to target each cover letter to specific job opportunities.

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Using Calling Cards
Use calling cards to help potential employers remember you and your contact information.

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Interview Preparation
Make the best impression at your interview.

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Using Social media for job search
Job search through Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter

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Your Rights At Work
Know your rights for fair employment. Ontario Ministry of Labour

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How to keep a good job
Dealing with difficult people on the job.

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Time Management Quiz
This quiz could help you with balancing Work and Life.

For additional resources, please visit our Links & Tools page.


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Links & Tools

Links & Tools

In addition to the resources on the home page for Explore Your Talents, Discover Your Options, and Pursue Your Career, you will find below some useful resources categorized for ease of use. Be sure to check back often as we are always looking for new resources to share.

Register with us to have access to job fairs, workshops and special events, job coaches, computer-based training, newsletters, tips and the latest job postings. Questions? Contact us and get started today jobs@ccs4u.org or (905) 584-2300.


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Your CareerLabour Market Information

 

Contact Us

Our Locations

Head Office

18 King Street East, Upper Level

Daily: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Open until 7:00 p.m.
905.584.2300


SATELLITE ITINERANT SERVICES

By appointment only on the 3rd Wed of the month

Caledon East Branch

6500 Old Church Road
By appointment only, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month: 11am – 1pm. Pre-Registration Required.


By appointment only on the 1st Friday of the month

Margaret Dunn Library

20 Snelcrest Drive, Caledon
By appointment only, on the 1st Friday of the month: 2:30pm – 4:30pm. Pre-Registration Required. 


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