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RESOURCES FOR JOB SEEKERS

If you were impacted by COVID-19 at your work, the following resources will help you.

Cambridge

Phone 519-623-9380 | Text 519-497-2674 

Kitchener

Phone 519-743-2460 | Text 519-497-2592  

Guelph

Phone 519-822-4141 | Text 519-400-2053

Lose your job?

PREPARING FOR YOUR NEXT JOB

Once you organize your next steps after losing your job, now it is time to prepare yourself for the job-hunting process. Although many companies slowed down or are even laying off their staff, other companies are looking for new talents. It is time to identify opportunities and be prepared to market yourself properly. We have listed some resources for you below:

Upgrading Essential Skills

Before starting your job searching activities, you might consider upgrading some of your skills. We have listed some opportunities for you that are free to access.

Marketing Yourself

If you feel that you are ready for the job market, that you have all the skills needed for the type of job you are looking for, it is time to organize your resume and LinkedIn profile.

Online Courses

100% Online Learning from World’s Best Universities and Companies

 

Free online education platform that mostly focuses on workplace-based skills

FreeCodeCamp is a non-profit organization that consists of an interactive learning web platform

A popular language-learning platform and the most downloaded education app in the world

Learn to type with free online typing lessons and check your speed with the free typing test.

Free courses available online

  • First Aid Awareness

 

For a limited time only, St. John Ambulance Ontario is pleased to provide the online course entitled First Aid Awareness, offered free of charge (valued at $14.95) but only until May 31, 2020.

Prepare your resume

and LinkedIn profile

Chronological Resume:

This style is strongest for a consistent work history with no gaps.  It also shows career growth through positions with increasing responsibility into supervisor or management positions.  Most suited for career professionals looking to stay in their profession. Download template here.

Functional Resume:

 

Highlights the relevant skills and abilities to the job or industry you are applying for.  This style is most relevant if you are changing industries, have had a break in your employment record or looking for your first job. Download Template here.

LinkedIn:

LinkedIn is a social network that focuses on professional networking and career development.
You can use LinkedIn to display your resume, search for jobs, and enhance your professional reputation by posting updates and interacting with other people. If you are a beginner on LinkedIn, click here. If you have a LinkedIn profile and need extra tips, click here.

Searching for a Job

Facebook Groups

Cambridge
Kitchener-Waterloo
Guelph

Here are some online options that you can use to search and apply for jobs. Remember to always adapt your resume to the jobs you are applying to, using the terminology employers have on their job ads and important skills.

For assistance on this, contact us!

Online Search

Extra Resources

Videos

Articles

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Office employee

AGENT(E) DE COMMUNICATION ET DE COORDINATION

L’Entité 2, au nom de la Table de concertation francophone de Waterloo Wellington Guelph (WWG), cherche à embaucher un(e) stagiaire) dans le but d’appuyer les activités de la table de concertation francophone WWG.

La table de concertation francophone WWG est composée de membres représentants d’organismes et de fournisseurs de services francophones desservant WWG, ainsi que de membres indépendants de la région Waterloo Wellington Guelph.  La Table amplifie l’apport de ses membres en vue de promouvoir le français dans la région, encourage le réseautage et l’engagement de ses membres en cherchant à développer des ressources pour le bénéfice de la communauté francophone et francophile de la région de WWG.

Nous sommes à la recherche d’un.e  agent.e  de soutien afin d’appuyer les activités de la Table WWG et d’assurer le suivi et l’appui aux communications.  Une période d’apprentissage sera appuyée par des membres de la Table.

Veuillez noter que ce stage est possible en partenariat avec Lutherwood, Services d’emploi, sous le programme de services d'orientation professionnelle pour les nouveaux arrivants et Emploi Ontario.

Exigences et qualifications:

  • Un diplôme collégial ou universitaire dans le domaine des communications, planification d’événements, marketing, journalisme, médias, administration des affaires, ou toute autre domaine similaire, ou expérience dans un de ces domaines;

  • La maîtrise du français et de l'anglais écrits et parlés est impérative;    

  • Une bonne connaissance de l'étiquette et des meilleures pratiques actuelles en matière de médias sociaux et de communication;

  • Une connaissance des organismes/ressources francophones qui existent dans la région est un atout;

  • Une connaissance des médias et des sites francophones de la région et/ou de la province est un atout;

  • Une connaissance de Wordpress est un atout; et

  • Expérience de bénévolat ou de travail pour une organisation francophone est un atout.

 

     Critères d’admissibilité :

  • Être résident.e permanent.e, une personne protégée, réfugiée au sens de la Convention ou travailleur étranger temporaire qui a reçu son approbation en vue de sa résidence permanente;

  • Avoir de l’expérience ou une formation à l’international;

  • Être actuellement sans emploi ou sous-employé.e;

  • Être résident.e de la région de Guelph/Wellington ou de la région de Waterloo/Cambridge; et

  • Être intéressé.e à travailler pendant au moins 4 mois pour cette opportunité de stage.

Rémunération 

  • Temporaire – temps partiel (15 heures/semaine)

    17$ de l’heure

  • Date prévue d’entrée en fonction : 4 janvier 2022

  • Date de clôture :  24 novembre 2021

Ville

À distance, dans la région de Waterloo-Wellington

Ligne de bus

Inconnu

Date D'affichage

Novembre 10, 2021

Lumber Selection at Hardware Store

LUMBER PILER/MACHINE OPERATOR

The Employer is looking to hire a Lumber Piler/Machine Operator that will be responsible for sorting, stacking, piling and organizing of lumber. General maintenance and cleaning up of work areas.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Work Setting - Planing mill, Sawmill

  • Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities - Physically demanding, Manual dexterity, Handling heavy loads, Repetitive tasks, Standing for extended period

  • Specific Skills - Sort, pile and transport wood products, Clean machines and immediate work areas

  • Weight Handling - Up to 45 kg (100 lbs)

  • Own Tools/Equipment - Steel-toed safety boots

  • Experience - Will train

Wage

  • Full-Time

  • Monday-Thursday; Friday - Off

  • 6:45AM-4:30PM

  • $16/Hr

City

Kitchener

Bus Route

Unknown

Posting Date

November 10, 2021

Office employee

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

AND OFFICE ADMIN

Entité2, in partnership with the WWG Francophone Working Table, is seeking to hire an intern to support its activities as a member of the WWG Francophone Table.

The WWG Francophone Table is composed of several members representing Francophone organizations and service providers as well as engaged community members from the Francophone community in the Waterloo-Wellington-Guelph region. Our Francophone and Francophile members seek to encourage networking and visibility within the region, and to develop activities, events, and resources to better serve the Francophone and Francophile population of the region.

This position will handle the coordination of the Table and its activities and support all communications exercises (including social media) on behalf of the Table.

The successful candidate is required to register with Lutherwood Employment Services of Guelph prior to the start of the internship. This process can be done through virtual means.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • College degree or university degree in communications, event planning, marketing, journalism, media, business administration, or another similar field.

  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English is imperative.

  • Knowledge of current social media and communications etiquette and best practices.

  • Knowledge of Francophone organizations/resources in the region would be an asset.

  • Knowledge of WordPress would be an asset.

  • Knowledge of Francophone media and sites in the region and/or province would be an asset; and

  • Experience volunteering or working for a Francophone organization would be an asset.

    Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a permanent resident, protected person, convention refugee, live-in caregiver, or work permit holders who have been granted permanent resident status.

  • Have international training or experience.

  • Be currently unemployed or underemployed.

  • Be a resident of Guelph/Wellington or Waterloo Region; and

  • Be interested in working for a minimum of 10 weeks on this internship opportunity.

Wage

  • Temporary - part-time (at least 10-15 hours per week)

  • $17.00 per hour

  • Expected start date: January 4th, 2022

  • Closing Date: November 24th, 2021

City

Work remotely, Waterloo-Wellington area

Bus Route

Unknown

Posting Date

November 10, 2021

Storytime

REGISTERED EARLY CHILDHOOD

EDUCATOR

The Employer is looking to hire an individual that will be responsible for developing and implementing play experiences that support and promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children. Also, will plan and maintain an environment that protects the health, security and well-being of children.

Experience:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education

  • RECE in good standing.

  • Clear Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check.

  • Updated Immunization and TB Test

  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C required.

Wage

  • Full-Time

  • Monday-Friday

  • 8:00AM-4:00PM

  • $17-$19/Hr

City

Cambridge

Bus Route

Unknown

Posting Date

November 2, 2021

Mopping the Floors

CLEANER (Afternoons)

The Employer is looking to hire an individual that will be responsible for cleaning common areas such as walkways, offices, cafeteria, washroom. Also, will ride on, walk behind or buffer experience preferred, or must be willing to learn.

Experience:

  • Demonstrate professionalism

  • Proven communication skills, the ability to speak, read and write in English

  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure

  • Knowledge experience using a variety of heavy-duty cleaning equipment is an asset

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently

  • Must be able to work independently

  • Must be participate in a criminal background check and be at least 18 years of age

  • Must have own reliable transportation

  • Previous experience in cleaning

  • Experience with Walk Behind or Ride On Machine experience preferred

  • Able to start immediately

Wage