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.

CHART - a Career in Hospitality & Tourism

CHART - a Career in Hospitality & Tourism


Date(s) and Time(s):
28th June to16th July , 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 >>
Experience Counts

Experience Counts


Date(s) and Time(s):
Monday & Tuesday, June 28 & 29, 1.00-3.00pm
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Over 50? Looking for work? You are not alone. Join our virtual workshop. A growing number  of  people  over 50  are  staying or  returning to the workforce. Employers are...
Click for more info >>
LinkedIn for Beginners

LinkedIn for Beginners


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, June 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 >>
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.

CHART - a Career in Hospitality & Tourism

CHART - a Career in Hospitality & Tourism


Date(s) and Time(s):
28th June to16th July , 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 >>
Experience Counts

Experience Counts


Date(s) and Time(s):
Monday & Tuesday, June 28 & 29, 1.00-3.00pm
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Over 50? Looking for work? You are not alone. Join our virtual workshop. A growing number  of  people  over 50  are  staying or  returning to the workforce. Employers are...
Click for more info >>
LinkedIn for Beginners

LinkedIn for Beginners


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, June 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 >>
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.

IS PROJECT MANAGER
The City of Kingston | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Assistant Manager
Cherry Hill Programs | Town of Gananoque | Seasonal / Saisonnier
Sales/Customer Service / Vente
Local Manager
Cherry Hill Programs | Town of Gananoque | Seasonal / Saisonnier
Sales/Customer Service / Vente
Bookkeeper 21-30 hours per week
HR Management Services on Demand | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
MAINTENANCE TECH / JOUREYMAN (FULL TIME, PERMANENT) for Private Company
KEYS Job Centre Kingston | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers
Registered Nurse - Various Positions Available
County of Frontenac | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
Health Care / Soins de santé
Storefront/Production Positions Available
J.E. Agnew Food Services Ltd./ Tim Hortons | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Restaurant/Hotel / Restaurant/Hôtel
Hospitality Assistant
Trinity House Inn | Town of Gananoque | Seasonal / Saisonnier
Restaurant/Hotel / Restaurant/Hôtel
Recreationist - Part-time - PT-6 (Temporary up to 12 months or with two weeks' notice)
County of Frontenac | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Health Care / Soins de santé
Part-Time Records Management Courier
Martin Group of Companies | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Driver/Courier / Chauffeur/Compagnie de messagerie

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