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Introduction

Looking for a new job or career? Want tips on writing resumes and cover letters, books to read about career success or information on local organizations that help people find work? Start with our career and employment guide.


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Choosing a career

Mastering resumes & interviews

Tips on finding a job


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Careers eBooks and audiobooks


Career Cruising
Career Cruising

Canadian database. The best source for the inside story on careers. Detailed occupational profiles, aptitude assessment tools and comprehensive information about Canadian educational institutions and apprenticeships.


Jobs and Employment (ServiceOntario)
Information for job seekers and businesses in Ontario. Includes programs and resources to help you plan your career, get training, find a job, or hire workers for your business.

Career Planning

Working in Canada
Find available jobs, wages, outlooks, and job requirements specific to an occupation and location in Canada.

Labour Market Information
Find up to date information on the labour market in Ontario and in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph area.

Ontario Job Futures
Information on the current trends and future outlook for 200 occupations in Ontario.

Ontario Bridge Training
This service of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration helps skilled newcomers get their license or certificate in their profession or trade so they can work in Ontario. Find information about bridge training programs in a wide variety of occupations.

Global Experience Ontario
A government of Ontario access and resource centre for the internationally trained. The centre can help internationally trained and educated individuals find out how to qualify for professional practice in Ontario.
 

Résumés & Interviews

Job Bank Online Tools
Create an account and use the resume builder to create and save up to 5 individual résumés, complete with a choice of layouts and résumé writing tips, for jobs in the Canadian government's Job Bank.

JobHero
Create the perfect resume and cover letter using this terrific resource! This website has lots of great career-related information, including sample resume content for thousands of jobs. Browse job title descriptions and search the huge job bank to discover your dream job.

Finding a Job

Job Bank
Provides access to job postings across Canada.

The Record
Online newspaper serving Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. To access job information, click on the Classified section.

Employment News
Lists general, technical and volunteer opportunites in the Toronto, Halton, Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener and London areas.


Cambridge Career Connections
40 Ainslie Street South Cambridge, ON  N1R 3K1
519.622.0815
Provides internet computers, daily job postings, résumé & cover letter help, free résumé photocopying, telephones, fax machines, and employment workshops.

Employment Resource Centre
150 Main Street, Cambridge ON
519.740.5700
Provides email, internet access, word processing, job banks, job boards, free photocopying and faxing, career planning, newspapers, labour market information, and telephones for job search. Staff are available to assist. A program of Waterloo Region's Social Services.

Lutherwood
35 Dickson Street, Cambridge, ON  N1R 7A6
519.623.9380
Provides computer and internet, faxing, printer/copier, job board, phones, and a message service. Also find information on careers, the local labour market, training, apprenticeships, job search strategies and starting a business. Staff are available to assist.


Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre
These videos will teach you how to create effective résumés and cover letters as well as how to prepare for job interviews. Start the virtual workshop from the beginning or jump to a specific topic.