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.

Acing the Interview

Acing the Interview


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 29th June 10.00am to 11.00am
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 pr...
Click for more info >>
Crafting Your Pitch

Crafting Your Pitch


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 6th July, 10.00am to 11.00am
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Description: A strong introductory 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?&rdq...
Click for more info >>
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 >>
LinkedIn for Beginners

LinkedIn for Beginners


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, July 14th , 2022, 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
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 y...
Click for more info >>
Resume Right

Resume Right


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 13th July, 10.00am to 11.00am
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 a...
Click for more info >>
Welcome to Kingston Night

Welcome to Kingston Night


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, June 30th, 5.00 - 7.00pm
Location:
Curate Social, 340 King St. East
KEYS & Kingston Economic Development host monthly Welcome Nights on the last Thursday of every month. Whether you’re new to Kingston, returning to your hometown or just looking to grow ...
Click for more info >>
Acing the Interview

Acing the Interview


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 29th June 10.00am to 11.00am
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 pr...
Click for more info >>
Crafting Your Pitch

Crafting Your Pitch


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 6th July, 10.00am to 11.00am
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Description: A strong introductory 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?&rdq...
Click for more info >>
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 >>
LinkedIn for Beginners

LinkedIn for Beginners


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, July 14th , 2022, 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
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 y...
Click for more info >>
Resume Right

Resume Right


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 13th July, 10.00am to 11.00am
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 a...
Click for more info >>
Welcome to Kingston Night

Welcome to Kingston Night


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, June 30th, 5.00 - 7.00pm
Location:
Curate Social, 340 King St. East
KEYS & Kingston Economic Development host monthly Welcome Nights on the last Thursday of every month. Whether you’re new to Kingston, returning to your hometown or just looking to grow ...
Click for more info >>

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.

Kitchen Prep Cook
Kingston Destination Group | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Seasonal / Saisonnier
Restaurant/Hotel / Restaurant/Hôtel
Galley Cook
Kingston Destination Group | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Seasonal / Saisonnier
Restaurant/Hotel / Restaurant/Hôtel
Associate Director, Research Systems
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Program Evaluation & Student Assessment Assistant
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Estimator/Project Coordinator - Signs
Gorway Signs | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Research Facilitator
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Experienced Line Cooks at Olivea (Kingston)
Olivea Restaurant | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Restaurant/Hotel / Restaurant/Hôtel
Dishwashers at Olivea (Kingston)
Olivea Restaurant | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Restaurant/Hotel / Restaurant/Hôtel
Physician
KuRated Inc | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
Health Care / Soins de santé
RMT: Registered Massage Therapist
KuRated Inc | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
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