For job seekers

Our Career and Employment Community Service Centres offer a variety of resources to assist you in successfully reconnecting with the labour market.

An employment services consultant can help you create a plan of action to achieve individual career and employment goals through a series of individual appointments and recommended action steps that may include:

  • focusing your job search
  • resumé and cover letter development
  • career planning
  • apprenticeship
  • effective job searching tips
  • improving your interview skills
  • educational and training options
  • referral to government programs
  • Job Finding Club for Immigrants

Some of the resources available to you are:

  • resumé and cover letter development
  • access to local job postings
  • access to a variety of career development-related workshops
  • computers with high speed internet access

Contact us to learn more about which services are right for you.

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Virtual employment resource centre

Are you looking for strategies to accelerate your job search and help you land your dream job?

Get access to our FREE online workshops where you will gain the skills and confidence required to professionally market yourself to potential employers

Access the resources

Are you looking for strategies to accelerate your job search and help you land your dream job?

Get access to our FREE online workshops where you will gain the skills and confidence required to professionally market yourself to potential employers.

Our resource and information centres are staffed by employment professionals. We will ask you questions regarding your current job search activity and direct you to the resources and information that work for you, based on your needs and goals. Please see the schedule of workshops below. Just click on a workshop to see a complete description.

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What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship combines on-the-job training under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson and classroom training at a training establishment. About 80 per cent of an apprentice’s training takes place on the job. The other 20 per cent involves technical training usually provided at or through a post-secondary training establishment, such as a college or union-approved training facility.

What’s in it for me?

  • an opportunity to learn and build skills
  • certification in a trade, many of which are in very high demand
  • flexible schedule for work and training
  • an opportunity to earn while you learn

Apprenticeship scholarship

The apprenticeship scholarship provides $1,000 to support individuals who require upgrading to meet the academic eligibility requirements for apprenticeship training in their chosen trade. An Employment Services consultant can assist you in assessing your eligibility.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Apprenticeship resources

Learn more about apprenticeship training at Georgian.

Skills@Work pre-employment program

About Skills@Work

Kick-start your career in manufacturing through Skills@Work!

Skilled and highly adaptable employees are in high demand in the manufacturing sector in Simcoe County. Are you looking for a rewarding, entry level career in manufacturing?

Join Skills@Work in a series of workshops and certifications that have been identified by leading manufacturers in Simcoe County to move you directly into entry-level positions upon completion.

This is a FREE program. Space is limited!

Sessions include:

  • Lock Out/Tag Out – certificate upon completion
  • WHMIS training – certificate upon completion
  • Math skills for the manufacturing industry
  • Develop your soft skills through workplace best practices
  • Essential workplace skills for working in manufacturing
  • One-on-one and group employment coaching to move you to work quickly
  • Opportunities for direct job placement – certification upon completion

Skills@Work pre-employment programs are being offered monthly!

Contact us to get started.

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Skills@Work employee career coaching

We offer one-to-one advanced career advisement with a direct career coach to plan the skills and training your employees require to move ahead in the manufacturing industry and make their future more secure within your company.

Together, we can explore what steps they, as an individual, employee, and team member can take to ensure your employee’s future is stable and secure with new skills and training.

Learn more about career coaching opportunities

Contact us for more information

To learn more about the Skills@Work program, email us at or connect with our team.

Alison Brett
Skills@Work Co-ordinator
705.728.1968, ext. 4135

Skills@Work is funded in part by the Government of Ontario, Employment Ontario and the Government of Canada.

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New country. New opportunities.

Navigating your way to employment in a new country can be a challenge. We can help connect you with the people, support and information needed to move into the Canadian workplace.

Let’s work together to make your roadmap to employment a success!

Tools for employment

  • understand how Canadian employers hire, and the skills they value
  • develop an attractive set of job search tools
  • search and apply for jobs in a supportive environment
  • practise your interview skills

Develop your network

  • learn the benefits of building and expanding your network
  • connect with a mentor in your professional field
  • access the hidden job market and uncover hiring opportunities
  • discover the advantages of joining a support group

Build your future

  • increase your understanding of the Canadian job market and hiring trends
  • identify the steps to reach your employment goals
  • receive support from an employment coach


  • permanent Resident of Canada
  • protected persons
  • individuals who have been selected inside or outside Canada to become a permanent resident (pending verifications) and who have been informed by a letter from the department
  • convention refugees and protected persons outside Canada who have been selected for resettlement in Canada by the department
  • live in caregivers – temporary foreign workers who hold or received approval of a work permit under section 112 of the Immigration and the Refugee Protection Regulation (IRPR) are eligible for all settlement services with the exception of language training
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Call today!
A new group is starting soon.

call: 705.722.1505
visit us: 48 Collier St. in downtown Barrie

Second Career

Second Career is an Ontario government program that helps laid-off workers get the skills training they need for high demand jobs in their communities. Second Career helps Ontarians get the funding for the education or training required to get a better job. Learn more about Second Career.

Youth Employment Pathways

Are you between the ages of 15 and 30 and looking for work? We’ll pay you to train and find a job! Our FREE program offers all the training you need to develop your skills and employability to get a job and keep it.

Through this program, you will receive:

  • job-preparedness training
  • skills training related to your employment goals
  • professional workplace experience
  • job coaching and job search support

Participants complete an average of 30 hours per week (over a six-week period) of online training courses and additional practical, on-the-job experience.

For more information or to register, please email or call 519.942.9986, ext. 5627.

Georgian College offers a number of ways for you to get the credits you need to continue your education or improve your career. Academic and Career Preparation is flexible, supportive and personalized to suit your needs.


Georgian College Career and Employment Community Services
48 Collier St.
Barrie, ON L4M 1G8


Regular hours of operation:

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays – open late, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Georgian College Career and Employment Community Services
Orangeville Edelbrock Centre
30 Centre St.
Orangeville, ON L9W 2X1

519.942.9986, ext. 5641

Regular hours of operation:

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Georgian College Career and Employment Community Services
Orillia Campus
825 Memorial Ave., Room A201
Orillia, ON L3V 6S2


Regular hours of operation:

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays – open late, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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