Immigrant Services

Connecting Global Talent to Local Opportunity

KEYS has specialized services for immigrants and newcomers  to help you settle and integrate into your new community with an emphasis on supporting your job and career search, English language acquisition and settlement in Kingston and Canada.

Our services are available in English, French, Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish and Kirundi.

Services include:

We are also working on several unique projects:

Diversity Works is an annual 1-day symposium about immigrant employment for local immigrants and the business community. This symposium takes place each  year in Kingston. Check our website in the fall for more information.

Hire Smart is a series of workshops available to employers promoting and providing strategies for immigrant recruitment and retention. Contact us today for more information.

The Immigrant-led Working Group (ILWG) brings together local immigrants and newcomers, regardless of status, and local allies to promote a vision of inclusion where every person can be their authentic self and can thrive in a vibrant Kingston community. The work of the ILWG revolves around three key areas:

  • Advocating for improved labour market outcomes for newcomers and immigrants, such as new employment programs, stronger union support, and increased understanding of labour rights.
  • Enhancing public awareness of the economic, social and cultural contributions we bring to Kingston.
  • Sharing our stories of struggle and success and supporting each other during the different stages of our immigration pathways.

Newcomers Facing Labour Struggles is a comic book illustrating the story of four newcomers and their employment struggles pursuing employment justice. Collectively, they learn about workers’ rights and entitlements with the assistance of an employment agency.  The comic was produced by KEYS as part of a legal education and training project funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario and supported by OPSEU and Windmill Microlending. It is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Kirundi and Mandarin. Please contact us to order printed copies.

Featured Job / KEYS Job Board
Food Service Worker
Contract / Contrat
Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS) (Food Service Worker)
Leeds and Grenville
Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire 20.00
Upcoming Events / Workshops




Welcome to Kingston Night

DATE(S) AND TIME(S): Thursday, March 30th, 5.00 - 7.00pm

WHERE: The Red House, 369 King Street East

KEYS Annual Job Fair

DATE(S) AND TIME(S): Wednesday, 19th April, 1.00 to 5.00pm

WHERE: Portsmouth Harbour, 53 Yonge Street

Welcome to Kingston Night

DATE(S) AND TIME(S): Thursday, April, 27th, 5.00 - 7.00pm

WHERE: Venue is yet to be decided

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KEYS assists many people in our community through local programs and training. Find out how you can help.

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

Kingston (Newcomer Services):

Phone: 613.546.5559


Phone: 613.382.1085

Smiths Falls:

Phone: 613.552.2759


Phone: 613.359.1140