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.

Holiday Market at the Harbour Community Kitchen

Holiday Market at the Harbour Community Kitchen


Date(s) and Time(s):
Friday, Dec. 2nd from 3pm to 7pm
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St.
This holiday season, the Harbour Community Kitchen and KEYS invite you to join us at our first annual Holiday Market.Our market supports small enterprises that are starting or growing t...
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Job Search Workshop for Newcomers to Canada

Job Search Workshop for Newcomers to Canada


Date(s) and Time(s):
December 5th to December 9th, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Location:
KEYS main office, 182 Sydenham Street, Kingston
New to Canada? Seeking help landing your first job? Or been here a while and struggling withyour job search? Feeling frustrated by the lack of response? Join us for&nb...
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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.

Holiday Market at the Harbour Community Kitchen

Holiday Market at the Harbour Community Kitchen


Date(s) and Time(s):
Friday, Dec. 2nd from 3pm to 7pm
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St.
This holiday season, the Harbour Community Kitchen and KEYS invite you to join us at our first annual Holiday Market.Our market supports small enterprises that are starting or growing t...
Click for more info >>
Job Search Workshop for Newcomers to Canada

Job Search Workshop for Newcomers to Canada


Date(s) and Time(s):
December 5th to December 9th, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Location:
KEYS main office, 182 Sydenham Street, Kingston
New to Canada? Seeking help landing your first job? Or been here a while and struggling withyour job search? Feeling frustrated by the lack of response? Join us for&nb...
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.

Social and Digital Media Coordinator
St. Lawrence Parks Commission | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
Other / Autre
Self-Storage Resident Manager Team (live-in)
Martin Group of Companies | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Customer Service / Service à la clientèle
Helicopter Pilot - contract seasonal position
Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc. | Eastern Ontario | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Filling and Batching Operator
Frulact Canada Inc | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Production Work/Manufacturing / Production/Fabrication
Financial Services Administrator (Military Position)
Princess of Wales' Regiment | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Group Administrative Assistant
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Military Family Navigator (Bilingual)/Navigatrice ou Navigateur pour les familles des militaires (bilingue)
Kingston Military Family Resource Centre | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Early Childhood Educators/Child & Youth Care Practitioners/Éducateurs/Éducatrices à la petite enfance – Praticiens/Praticiennes auprès des enfants et des jeunes
Kingston Military Family Resource Centre | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Social Services/Education / Services sociaux/ Éducation
Information Services Assistant (Bilingual)/Assistant ou Assistante aux services d’information (bilingue)
Kingston Military Family Resource Centre | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Casual Administrator
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau

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 (Main Office):

Phone: 613.546.5559
E-Mail: info@keys.ca

Kingston (Newcomer Services):

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