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.

CHART - a Career in Hospitality & Tourism

CHART - a Career in Hospitality & Tourism


Date(s) and Time(s):
Monday, 30th May to Friday, 15th June 2022
Location:
2.5-weeks Virtual/In-person Training
Prepare for an exciting and fast-paced career in hospitality and tourism. The 2-weeks of training and 1 week of job search supports will be a mix of virtual pre-employment training and experiential cl...
Click for more info >>
Crafting Your Pitch

Crafting Your Pitch


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 25th May, 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, 30th May to 30th June, 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 >>
Welcome to Kingston Night

Welcome to Kingston Night


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, May 26th, 5.00 - 7.00pm
Location:
Daft Brewery Patio, 768 Princess Street.
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 >>
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.

CHART - a Career in Hospitality & Tourism

CHART - a Career in Hospitality & Tourism


Date(s) and Time(s):
Monday, 30th May to Friday, 15th June 2022
Location:
2.5-weeks Virtual/In-person Training
Prepare for an exciting and fast-paced career in hospitality and tourism. The 2-weeks of training and 1 week of job search supports will be a mix of virtual pre-employment training and experiential cl...
Click for more info >>
Crafting Your Pitch

Crafting Your Pitch


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 25th May, 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, 30th May to 30th June, 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 >>
Welcome to Kingston Night

Welcome to Kingston Night


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, May 26th, 5.00 - 7.00pm
Location:
Daft Brewery Patio, 768 Princess Street.
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 >>
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.

Residential Cleaner
Above All Cleaning Solutions | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER (Up to 18 Months) - J0522-0528
The City of Kingston | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Health Care / Soins de santé
Student Financial Account Representative
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Coordinator Evaluation and Assessment
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Administrative Coordinator
HR Management Services on Demand | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Clinical Education Coordinator
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Communications Officer - Generalist
The City of Kingston | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Overnight Cleaner Kingston McDonalds
RKJL Foods Ltd | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Restaurant/Hotel / Restaurant/Hôtel
Cottage Management Staff and Cleaner
Home of 1000 Islands | Town of Gananoque | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers
Surveyor/Inspector - J1121-0065
The City of Kingston | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre

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