Welcome

Message to the Community

Even though KEYS’ physical offices closed in March, we have continued to deliver programs and services to our community.  In a matter of weeks, we made changes to our service delivery model: creating a suite of e-Services and ensuring that all of our programs continued to be available to those we serve.

As Ontario re-opens businesses and public spaces, KEYS has been preparing to gradually and safely re-open our doors. Effective, 13th July, KEYS will welcome newcomers, job seekers and employers into our premises in controlled numbers and by appointment.  We will continue to provide virtual services by phone, email and video meetings and clients will be able to choose how they want to be served by KEYS.    

As we move forward with the gradual reopening of KEYS Job Centres, protecting the health and safety of our staff and clients is our main priority.  Following public health guidelines, KEYS has put new safety measures in place in our buildings: such as mandatory masking in common areas, signage to manage physical distancing, limited seating in the Employment Resource Centre, clear barriers at service counters, and enhanced disinfecting of our offices.

Please check for updates on the status of our programs, including our virtual services, workshops and events at https://keys.ca/events/directory.php/ and https://www.facebook.com/keysjobcentre/.  Contact the Kingston or Gananoque office directly by email or phone to request an appointment.

We  appreciate your continued support as we innovate and evolve to serve our community during this unprecedented time.

 

Location & Hours

Kingston (Downtown)

During Covid restrictions, KEYS is temporarily suspending extended service hours. 

Our service hours are: 

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm; closed 12:30pm to 1:00pm

Gananoque
  • Monday to Friday, 8:00 - 4:00
  • Call for Details
Elgin
  • Monday to Thursday, 8:00 - 4:00
  • Call for an appointment outside of these hours
Smiths Falls
  • Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 4:00

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Reach Your Full Potential

KEYS offers events throughout the year for employers including, but not limited to, job fairs, speciality workshops and certifications. Currently our events may take place online or in a different format than in the past. Visit our e-Services page to learn more or contact KEYS directly.

Looking for Work?

Looking for Work?


KEYS has specialized services and programs to help you with your employment needs. Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, just starting on your career path, changing careers, or recently laid off  – We Can Help!

Mentoring Programs

Mentoring Programs


We partner with skilled professionals in our community to offer one-to-one mentoring programs to both local youth and to immigrant professionals.

Youth Job Connection

Youth Job Connection


A year-round employment program for unemployed youth under 30. YJC offers a combination of paid training and paid work placements; financial incentives to employers; and financial supports to the workers.

Looking for Work?

Looking for Work?


KEYS has specialized services and programs to help you with your employment needs. Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, just starting on your career path, changing careers, or recently laid off  – We Can Help!

Mentoring Programs

Mentoring Programs


We partner with skilled professionals in our community to offer one-to-one mentoring programs to both local youth and to immigrant professionals.

Youth Job Connection

Youth Job Connection


A year-round employment program for unemployed youth under 30. YJC offers a combination of paid training and paid work placements; financial incentives to employers; and financial supports to the workers.

Volunteers Needed!

It takes a community to help government-assisted refugees in making Kingston home.

About a dozen newcomers arrive in Kingston every month as Government-assisted refugees and the best way for them to get settled is with community support. KEYS is asking for at least 40 volunteers to support and befriend an influx of immigrants. Our volunteers create social connections and become the face of Canada. Volunteers donate their time to help a family become part of our community. They can dine together, help with language and homework, go on outings, or be a tour guide.  While a volunteer can come from every age and background, we are especially looking for retirees to help out. Those new to Canada carry fears that they will experience discrimination. They are looking for ‘elders,’ those who are wise and experienced. Find out more information on our Volunteer Program here.

Watch our interview on Global News discusssing our campaign to recruit volunteers!

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Job Board - Recent Opportunities

Looking for a new job?

For a complete list of full time, part time and summer job opportunities CLICK HERE.

Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Frontenac Property Management | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Suppléance à long terme - Secondaire (École située à Kingston)
Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
Social Services/Education / Services sociaux/ Éducation
Executive Assistant
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
French as a Second Language Temporary Uncertified Elementary Teachers
Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Social Services/Education / Services sociaux/ Éducation
Caretaker
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers
Quick Lube Drive-Thru Technician
Kingston Dodge Chrysler (1980) Ltd. | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers
Casual Administrator
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Accounts Payable and Customer Service Administrator
Town of Gananoque | Town of Gananoque | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Cleaners
Belfor Property Restoration | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
RPN - Medical Cosmetic Clinic
Bespoke Skin MD | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Health Care / Soins de santé

Contact Us

Book an appointment to see how KEYS services can help you.

Call or email at your leisure and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Kingston (Downtown):

Phone: 613.546.5559
E-Mail: info@keys.ca

Gananoque:

Phone: 613.382.1085
E-Mail: gan@keys.ca

Smiths Falls:

Phone: 613.552.2759
E-Mail: gan@keys.ca

Elgin:

Phone: 613.359.1140
E-Mail: elgin@keys.ca