KEYS Job Centre

Site: Kingston - Sydenham St N

Service: Ontario Employment Services

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Record #: KGN6563 Last Full Update: 07 Nov 2013
Contact Information
Office Phone613-546-5559
Toll Free Phone1-866-252-9517
TDD/TTY Phone613-546-0511
Primary ContactGillian Watters, Director of Programs; Phone: 613-546-5559 ext 231; Email:
Alternate ContactChris Grimshaw, Team Supervisor; Phone: 613-546-5559 ext 319; Email:
Primary ExecutiveMichael Harris, Executive Director; Phone: 613-546-5559 ext 229; Email:
Address & Map
182 Sydenham St
Kingston, ON K7K 3M2
Google Map
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Appointments can be arranged at accessible locations
Description & Services
DescriptionHelps Ontarians find sustainable employment * assessment of skills, capabilities, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about different careers and occupations, the local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training and/or work experience and, in some cases, additional support to help maintain employment * information and referrals to all Employment Ontario Funded Programs including Second Career Program for laid-off workers and the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB), which offers income and entrepreneurial support during the process of developing and launching a business * information about, and referral to, other community services and supports

Youth Employment Fund -- a $195 million initiative to provide 25,000 youth in all regions of the province with an entry point to long term employment through job placements that offer the chance to learn work skills while earning income. The fund will be delivered through the existing Employment Service (ES).

Incorporates services previously provided through Job Connect, Employment Assistance Services (EAS), Employment Resource Centres and other programs * Summer Jobs Service program remains separate for the time being

Summer Jobs Service -- free job-search and self-marketing support to help students find summer jobs * $2-per-hour-per-student hiring incentive available for eligible Ontario employers to create summer job placements * contact this local Employment Ontario Summer Jobs Service agency, call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339), or visit
HoursMon-Tue 8:30 am-6 pm, Wed-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas ServedFrontenac County
EligibilitySelf-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Youth Employment Fund -- Youth 15 to 29 years who are residents of Ontario, unemployed and not participating in full time education or training can access assisted services * additional tools and supports for short term training and employment preparation may be available to youth identified by employers

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school

Employers can get help in identifying their human resource skill requirements, matching of position/workplace needs to participants' skills, capabilities, interests and experience, and support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support success and retention

Summer Jobs Service -- students 15 to 30 years planning to return to school in the fall
ApplicationCall or drop in * for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit
Languages of ServiceEnglish ; French ; Interpretive Services - as needed ; Arabic ; Spanish
Bus Route NotesKingston Transit Trip Planner
Service CategoriesCareer Counselling ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Job Training Expense Assistance ; Labour Market Information ; On the Job Training ; Prejob Guidance ; Prejob Guidance ~ Students ; Vocational Assessment ; Work Experience ; Youth Employment Programs
Other Details
Legal Status(50) Non Profit
FundingProvincial ; Federal
Date Updated07 Nov 2013
Record Views (Public)6395 (as of 30 Sep 2014)