Welcome

Message to the Community

Effective February 16, 2021

KEYS is welcoming newcomers and job seekers into our premises in controlled numbers and by appointment.  We will continue to provide virtual services by phone, email 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)

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

Our service hours are: 

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

Call to request an appointment outside these service hours

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.

Acing the Interview

Acing the Interview


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, 11th March, 11.00 am to noon
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
A great interview can go a long way to getting you the job. Learn how to demonstrate your strengths, manage your interview anxiety, and answer questions with confidence. Topics covered: How to prepa...
Click for more info >>
Customer Service Excellence (Certification)

Customer Service Excellence (Certification)


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 2nd & 3rd, 10.00 am to 12.30pm
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Excellent and consistent customer service is the foundation of any successful business. The new dynamic, interactive and engaging Service Excellence workshop encourages participants to go beyond basic...
Click for more info >>
Mastering the Elevator Pitch

Mastering the Elevator Pitch


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, March 4th, 11.00 am to noon
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Description: A strong elevator pitch can lead to a great first impression. Learn how to tailor your pitch, market yourself professionally and answer the question “tell me about yourself?” ...
Click for more info >>
Resume Right

Resume Right


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, March 18th, 11.00 am to noon
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Description: A successful job search begins with a strong resume. Learn how to present yourself for the job you want and stand out from the crowd. Topics covered: The different types of resumes and ...
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.

Acing the Interview

Acing the Interview


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, 11th March, 11.00 am to noon
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
A great interview can go a long way to getting you the job. Learn how to demonstrate your strengths, manage your interview anxiety, and answer questions with confidence. Topics covered: How to prepa...
Click for more info >>
Customer Service Excellence (Certification)

Customer Service Excellence (Certification)


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 2nd & 3rd, 10.00 am to 12.30pm
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Excellent and consistent customer service is the foundation of any successful business. The new dynamic, interactive and engaging Service Excellence workshop encourages participants to go beyond basic...
Click for more info >>
Mastering the Elevator Pitch

Mastering the Elevator Pitch


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, March 4th, 11.00 am to noon
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Description: A strong elevator pitch can lead to a great first impression. Learn how to tailor your pitch, market yourself professionally and answer the question “tell me about yourself?” ...
Click for more info >>
Resume Right

Resume Right


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, March 18th, 11.00 am to noon
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Description: A successful job search begins with a strong resume. Learn how to present yourself for the job you want and stand out from the crowd. Topics covered: The different types of resumes and ...
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.

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.

Project Administrator
HR Management Services on Demand | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Instructional Design Associate
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
Other / Autre
Associate Director, Toronto Strategy
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Bilingual Information Agent - Kingston, ON
Service Ontario | Town of Gananoque | Contract / Contrat
Customer Service / Service à la clientèle
Customer Service & Sales
Nature's Tonic | Town of Gananoque | Student, Internship, Co-Op / Etudiant, Stage Cooperative
Sales/Customer Service / Vente
Wellness Advisor
Nature's Tonic | Town of Gananoque | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Sales/Customer Service / Vente
Laboratory Curriculum Developer
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Security Guard
the commissionaires | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Security Services / Services de sécurité
Electronic Print Production Worker
HR Management Services on Demand | Town of Gananoque | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
RECE Supply Teacher
AllSteps Child Care | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Social Services/Education / Services sociaux/ Éducation

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