Welcome

Message to the Community

KEYS is open! and we are welcoming those we serve 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)

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 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):
Wednesday, 4th August, 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 >>
CHART - a Career in Hospitality & Tourism

CHART - a Career in Hospitality & Tourism


Date(s) and Time(s):
16th August to 3rd September, 10.00am to 3.00pm
Location:
3-weeks Virtual Training on Zoom
Interested in a fun, exciting, fast-paced career? Begin or renew your career in the hospitality & tourism industry. CHART - a  Career  in  Hospitality  and  Tourism, ...
Click for more info >>
Customer Service Excellence (Certification)

Customer Service Excellence (Certification)


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 10th & 11th, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
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 >>
LinkedIn for Beginners

LinkedIn for Beginners


Date(s) and Time(s):
Monday, August 23rd, 1.oopm to 2.00pm
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Are you ready to optimize your job search? A strong Linkedln  profile  can attract  employers to you and help you discover new and exciting opportunities to grow your career. Whether yo...
Click for more info >>
Welcome to Kingston Night

Welcome to Kingston Night


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, July 29th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Interactive networking meet-up event on Zoom
Whether you’re new to Kingston, returning to your hometown or just looking to grow your network come and join us. KEYS Job Centre has been hosting monthly Welcome Nights on the last Thursday of ...
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!

Acing the Interview

Acing the Interview


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 4th August, 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 >>
CHART - a Career in Hospitality & Tourism

CHART - a Career in Hospitality & Tourism


Date(s) and Time(s):
16th August to 3rd September, 10.00am to 3.00pm
Location:
3-weeks Virtual Training on Zoom
Interested in a fun, exciting, fast-paced career? Begin or renew your career in the hospitality & tourism industry. CHART - a  Career  in  Hospitality  and  Tourism, ...
Click for more info >>
Customer Service Excellence (Certification)

Customer Service Excellence (Certification)


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 10th & 11th, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
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 >>
LinkedIn for Beginners

LinkedIn for Beginners


Date(s) and Time(s):
Monday, August 23rd, 1.oopm to 2.00pm
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Are you ready to optimize your job search? A strong Linkedln  profile  can attract  employers to you and help you discover new and exciting opportunities to grow your career. Whether yo...
Click for more info >>
Welcome to Kingston Night

Welcome to Kingston Night


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, July 29th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Interactive networking meet-up event on Zoom
Whether you’re new to Kingston, returning to your hometown or just looking to grow your network come and join us. KEYS Job Centre has been hosting monthly Welcome Nights on the last Thursday of ...
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!

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.

Bilingual Underwriting Case Coordinator
Empire Life | Eastern Ontario | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Service Representative
Empire Life | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Bilingual Underwriting Trainee
Empire Life | Eastern Ontario | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Bilingual Disability Claims Manager
Empire Life | Eastern Ontario | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Regulatory and Marketing Compliance Specialist
Empire Life | Eastern Ontario | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Bilingual Customer Service Representative
Empire Life | Eastern Ontario | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
JOB FAIR August 3rd 10am-1pm Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Many Positions Available
Courtyard by Marriott Kingston | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Restaurant/Hotel / Restaurant/Hôtel
Researcher - Knowledge Mobilization, Kingston Speaks Inclusion Project
Kingston Community Health Centres | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Other / Autre
Community Facilitator, Kingston Speaks Inclusion Project
Kingston Community Health Centres | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Other / Autre
Line Cooks (Part Time and Full Time)
The Gananoque Inn & Spa | Town of Gananoque | Seasonal / Saisonnier
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