FAQs

What can you expect when you come through LEAP’S front door?

  • One of our employment advisors will greet you and orient you to our center – this will include being shown where the job board is located
  • Your greeter will offer you guidance and information in the Resource Area (including use of the computers for resumes, cover letters and job searching) or they will offer you our One-to-One Employment Services
  • One-to-One Services include:
      • filling out a registration form
      • completing an intake session where you will discuss your job history, opportunities with government programs and funding, and employment goals, and you will come up with an action plan
      • you will be asked to attend regular appointments with your personal employment advisor who will move you towards your goals!
      • Referral to other government programs such as Second Career.

Please note that all persons must complete an intake and assessment prior to any potential referral to other services or programs.

What is Employment Service and how can it help me?

The goal of the Employment Ontario Employment Service is to help Ontarians find sustainable employment. It bridges the gap between employers seeking workplace skills and human resources to meet their business needs and individuals seeking employment. Please apply in person.

Is Second Career for me?

Second Career is a program for recently laid-off unemployed workers for which long-term skills training is the most appropriate intervention to transition them into high-skill, demand occupations in the local labour market.

You must come into the LEAP office to apply.

  • First, you will have an intake and assessment completed.
  • Your employment advisor will assess your suitability for this program.

You can apply to Second Career if you:

  • are laid off or have been laid off since January 2005
  • are unemployed or working an interim job
  • are choosing to retrain for a career that is in demand

Several factors are considered when the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development determines who will receive funding.

The following are all important components that applicants must identify, research and demonstrate as part of their application process. Once their application is completed, their employment advisor will submit it to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for review and approval.

  • Active job search
  • Length of unemployment
  • Education background
  • Work history
  • Labour market prospects
  • Training request
  • Experience and occupational skills

Do you have any specialized programs for youth?

Youth Job Connection (YJC) is a program specifically for youth aged 15-29 who might have multiple barriers to finding employment. It is a combination of pre-employment workshops and a work placement with the ultimate goal of the youth returning to school or continuing in a job.

The summer version, YJC-S is available to youth aged 15-18.

What services do you have for youth?

Some students may qualify for YJC-S. Others may use our Resource and Information Area to connect to a summer job of their dreams! Staff will help with their job search and application process as well as interview preparation and more intensive career research.