Welcome

Message to the Community

KEYS is open! and we are welcoming those we serve into our premises once again. The Employment Resource Centre is open for drop-in services and KEYS staff are meeting with individuals in-person.  We will continue to provide virtual services by phone and video meetings.  Clients will be able to choose how they want to be served by KEYS.    

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)

Our service hours are: 

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Extended virtual service hours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Call to request an appointment.

Gananoque
  • Monday to Friday, 8:00 - 4:00
  • Call for Details
Elgin
  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 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.

D-Z Licence and a JOB!

D-Z Licence and a JOB!


Date(s) and Time(s):
Monday, 8th August to 9th September, 2022 - full days
Location:
Experiential training at various training sites
Obtain your D-Z licence and get a job! This FREE 5-week program will give you employerrecognized training & paid work experience, so you can begin a long-term career as a D-Z driver. T...
Click for more info >>
In Motion & Momentum+ - Zoom

In Motion & Momentum+ - Zoom


Date(s) and Time(s):
Monday, September 19th, 2022 (part-time) on Zoom for 10 weeks.
Location:
Interactive Workshop through Zoom
In Motion & Momentum+ is a free program delivered through Zoom that helps you begin to move in a way that feels good, tap into your full potential and create the life you want to live. The program...
Click for more info >>
Job START Program for youth under 30

Job START Program for youth under 30


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday, 9th August 2022 - 4 weeks paid training
Location:
4-weeks Virtual/In-person Training followed by work placement
Next session of JOBSTART begins on 9th August, 2022 JobStart offers relevant certifications employers are looking for in sectors such as culinary arts, food and farm, customer service, reta...
Click for more info >>
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.

D-Z Licence and a JOB!

D-Z Licence and a JOB!


Date(s) and Time(s):
Monday, 8th August to 9th September, 2022 - full days
Location:
Experiential training at various training sites
Obtain your D-Z licence and get a job! This FREE 5-week program will give you employerrecognized training & paid work experience, so you can begin a long-term career as a D-Z driver. T...
Click for more info >>
In Motion & Momentum+ - Zoom

In Motion & Momentum+ - Zoom


Date(s) and Time(s):
Monday, September 19th, 2022 (part-time) on Zoom for 10 weeks.
Location:
Interactive Workshop through Zoom
In Motion & Momentum+ is a free program delivered through Zoom that helps you begin to move in a way that feels good, tap into your full potential and create the life you want to live. The program...
Click for more info >>
Job START Program for youth under 30

Job START Program for youth under 30


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday, 9th August 2022 - 4 weeks paid training
Location:
4-weeks Virtual/In-person Training followed by work placement
Next session of JOBSTART begins on 9th August, 2022 JobStart offers relevant certifications employers are looking for in sectors such as culinary arts, food and farm, customer service, reta...
Click for more info >>
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.

Weekend Meal Delivery Coordinator
Martha's Table Community Program | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Other / Autre
Wireless Service/Installation Technician
HR Management Services on Demand | Eastern Ontario | Full Time / À Temps Plein
General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers
KUF Lifespan Religious Exploration Coordinator
Kingston Unitarian Fellowship | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Other / Autre
Accounting Clerk
Willows Agriservices Ltd | Leeds and Grenville | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Social Enterprise Worker
Kingston Community Health Centres | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
Other / Autre
Technical Support Trainee
HR Management Services on Demand | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Computer/IT / Ordinateur/Technologie de l'information
Property Standards & Municipal Law Enforcement Officer (up to 2)
The City of Kingston | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Security Services / Services de sécurité
Public Works Clerk
The Corporation of Loyalist Township | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Competition No. 517 - Inclusion Advisor
KEYS Job Centre Kingston | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Sales Associate/Team member
Pleasure Island - The Adult Fun Store | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Sales/Customer Service / Vente

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