The following lists a number of local resources that can be used by individuals seeking employment, employment changes or career related information.
Please note that the following information is for information purposes only. The Corporation of the City of Markham (the “City”) and its affiliates assume no liability or responsibility for the information or services listed or provided. In addition, the listing of these providers does not presume endorsement by The City. The information provided is neither exhaustive nor exclusive.
Employment and Career Resources - Government
Service Canada Centres
Service Canada brings together a growing number of services from federal departments and agencies. Examples of services include application for Employment Insurance or a passport, seeking employment and obtaining a Social Insurance Number.
|Service Canada Centres
|| Markham Location
||Richmond Hill Location
||5051 Highway 7 East
|35 Beresford Drive
Richmond Hill, Ontario
|200 Town Centre Court
|Hours of Service
||8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
||8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
||8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Service Canada Job Bank
This is an electronic listing of jobs provided by employers from across Canada as well as various job seeking resources.
Employment and Career Resources - Other
(may include not-for-profit, government funded etc.)
YMCA Employment Services
YMCA - Richmond Hill Location
10610 Bayview Avenue, Unit 12
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3N8
Phone: 905-780-9622 ext. 357
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Markham's Job Finding Club
Some of the services offered include:
- Resume assistance
- Interview coaching
- Direct and targeted job marketing
- Employment related communications (cover letters, thank you notes, email, etc.)
- Group seminars
- Access to resources and technology
- Various employability and personality assessments
8920 Woodbine Avenue. Suite 402
Markham, ON L3R 9W9
Phone: 905- 477-8411
Alternative Youth Centre for Employment (AYCE)
AYCE offers free career counselling, workshops and career action planning services for youth, adults, newcomers and internationally trained professionals.
505 Consumers Road, Suite 102
North York, ON M2J 4V8
Fax: 416- 491-4669
Career Centres at Post Secondary Education Institutions
Located on-site (or on-line) at post secondary education institutions
JVS Markham, Employment Services
JVS offers a wide array of career and employment services which aim to find individuals meaningful employment. Programs are designed to cater to the specific needs of individuals including newcomers, women, youth, persons on Social Assistance (or Employment Insurance or Reachback), persons with disabilities, and members of the community at large. Career counselling, job search assistance, resume workshops and skills assessments are among some of the services available.
3780 14th Avenue,
Markham, ON L3R 9Y5
COSTI Immigrant Services
COSTI provides educational, social and employment services to help immigrants in the greater Toronto area attain self-sufficiency in Canadian society.
Career Planning and Assessment Services
COSTI’s Career Planning and Assessment Services assist clients to develop and follow through with a realistic employment service plan. Through an in-depth assessment process, Employment Consultants work with clients to develop a plan which considers current skill sets and experience, additional training needs and other employment supports that will facilitate successful employment. Through our Career Planning and Assessment Services, clients may also access skills training supports and other grant programs.
Services Available (There is no fee for this service)
- Employment and career assessment and counselling
- Employment planning and preparation
- Applications for skills training, small business and apprenticeship programs
- Referral to other appropriate programs and services
- Registration into On-Line Services workshops and courses of interest
- Case management and ongoing support through Job Search, Job Placement and Job Retention Services.
Job Skills – Markham Employment Services
Throughout its years of providing service, Job Skills-Employment & Business Programs & Supports (operating as Job Skills) has established a strong community presence and continuously works to strengthen its relationships with Employment Service providers, social service agencies, the business community, educational institutions, municipalities and all levels of government. These relationships make it possible to assist clients to reach their employment goals, achieve economic self-reliance and participate in community life.
Job Skills’ Programs and Services are provided at no cost to unemployed individuals and are funded by the Government of Canada as well as the provincial and municipal governments and the United Way of York Region. Funds are also generated through special initiatives.
4961 Hwy 7 Suite 100-101 (west of McCowan)
Phone: 905-948-9996 or 1-877-9996