Welcome

Message to the Community

KEYS is open and welcoming job seekers and newcomers into our premises in controlled numbers.  The Employment Resource Centre is open by appointment and individualized services are available in-person also by  appointment.  We will continue to provide virtual services by phone and video meetings; and to develop our suite of e-Services ensuring that all of our programs continued to be available to those we serve.

As we prepared for the 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 English language classes, 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.

Part-time Operations/Ice Rental Staff
Leon's Centre (ASM Global) | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Sports and Recreation / Sports et loisirs
Personal Support Workers for Private Company
KEYS Job Centre Kingston | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Health Care / Soins de santé
Carpenter / Drywaller
Winmar Kingston | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers
Shipper
Eikon Device | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Production Work/Manufacturing / Production/Fabrication
Manager of Roads and Fleet
Township of Leeds & Thousand Islands | Leeds and Grenville | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Instructional Design Multimedia Support Analyst
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
Other / Autre
Looking for servers
Jiffy Grill | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Restaurant/Hotel / Restaurant/Hôtel
Team Leader
Root Radical CSA | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Skilled General Labourer
First Capital Construction | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers
Sushi and Noodle cook
MAKI Sushi & Noodle | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Restaurant/Hotel / Restaurant/Hôtel

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