KEYS Job Centre

Site: Kingston - Sydenham St N

Service: Ontario Employment Services

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Record #: KGN6563 Last Full Update: 28 Oct 2014
Contact Information
Office Phone613-546-5559
Toll Free Phone1-866-252-9517
TDD Phone613-546-0511
Primary ContactGillian Watters, Director of Programs
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
DescriptionComprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB) -- income and entrepreneurial support during business development and launch

Youth Employment Fund -- job placements providing entry point to long term employment * help with costs such as transportation and tools * incentives to employers to help cover cost of wages and training

For employers: Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
HoursMon, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Tue 8:30 am-6 pm
Areas ServedFrontenac County ; Kingston
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
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Arabic ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Spanish ; Interpretive Services - as needed
Bus Route NotesKingston Transit Trip Planner
Service CategoriesBusiness Assistance Services ; Career Counselling ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Job Training Expense Assistance ; 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 Updated28 Oct 2014
Record Views (Public)2367 (as of 27 Mar 2015)