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Employment Services, Resource Centres & Job Boards

Newcomers can start searching for a job before they arrive in Kingston. Many employers advertise their current employment opportunities on job websites. Job postings generally include the duties of the position, salary range, education and employment qualifications, and information about how to apply. Job applications can often be made online.

Some employers will only accept online applications though specific websites or systems. To apply, applicants must register, supply their background and work experience, and possibly answer a series of questions and/or take a test — the specific requirements can vary depending on the employer, application website, and the employment opportunity in question. Many websites that advertise employment opportunities also require users to register before they can search the database. See For More Information links below for various job board listings.

After you've arrived, newcomers can get help finding work from employment resource centres. While there are several in Kingston (see the For More Information links below and the Community Directory links on the right-hand side of the page), the following two provide service in both English in French (and often other languages) and can also provide assistance in obtaining settlement services from local settlement agencies.

  • KEYS Employment Services has a large resource centre where job seekers can use telephones, fax machines and computers at no charge. KEYS staff are available to help with writing resumes and cover letters and to teach newcomers job-search and interview skills. Information about the labour market, financial assistance, credential assessment and employment opportunities is also available through KEYS, as are a variety of newcomer-focused programs such as their Professional Mentoring Partnership program and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
  • ACFOMI Employment Services provides assistance in both English and French to job seekers who want to enter the job market and possibly change careers. ACFOMI has information on the local job market and employment agencies, and provides direct employment assistance, including writing resumes, drafting cover letters, practice interviews and career counselling. Computers with Internet access and other office equipment are available for use.

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library has computers in each branch that can be used by the public at no charge.

For More Information


KEYS Employment Services
A list of the employment services for newcomers and internationally trained individuals available through KEYS. Includes career coaching, labour market information, credential assessment, employment and training opportunities, and job search workshops for new immigrants.

City of Kingston Career Opportunities
Employment opportunities available with the City of Kingston. Includes type of job, job description and application closing date, as well as the ability to receive email updates about new opportunities. Applications are accepted through the online application tool only and registration is required.

Queen’s University — Careers
A directory of available positions at Queen’s University. Includes internal and external staff postings; executive opportunities; faculty recruitment; research staff positions; academic assistants; teaching assistants and fellows; student jobs on campus; and other positions. Information about salary rates, hours of work, benefits, and types of appointments is also available.

Employment Service — St. Lawrence College
Employment resource centre for jobseekers and employers. Has information on various programs, such as apprenticeships, the Ontario Self-employment Benefit, Second Career opportunities, and Youth Employment Fund. Also has an online job board listing current opportunities; a calendar of job-related events and workshops; and a variety of other job-search resources.

Employment Opportunities — St. Lawrence College
A searchable listing of full- and part-time positions for job seekers in Kingston, Ottawa, and other parts of the National Capital Region. Includes summer jobs for students and positions specifically for St. Lawrence College students. It also offers a variety of employment services to employers and is funded by the Ontario government.

Royal Military College of Canada Employment Opportunities
Faculty, university teachers, part-time jobs and other employment opportunities at the Royal Military College of Canada are posted on this site.

Kingston General Hospital Careers
Job opportunities at Kingston General Hospital. Includes an overview of the types of careers — healthcare providers, nursing, physician, students and residents, management and professional, administrative and clerical, and support and skilled trades — available at the hospital. Also information on the recruitment process and application procedure.

Hotel Dieu Hospital Career Opportunities
A list of career opportunities at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston. Includes information about how to apply and the hospital’s mission.

Providence Care Current Job Openings
Professional and career opportunities with Providence Care. Includes links to information on the types of professions that work there, placements and residency, reasons to work at Providence Care, and volunteering.

KEDCO — Kingston is Hiring
Current career and job opportunities in businesses and industry in Kingston. Online database searchable by category, keyword, and major employers in Kingston. Also available on Facebook and Twitter (or follow on #kingstonishiring).

1000 Islands Region Workforce and Development Board — Career & Employment Resources
An online database of local career and employment resources in the Kingston region. There is also a useful list of partner organizations.

Limestone Employment Opportunities
A list of current vacancies at the Limestone District School Board categorized by type of opportunity: elementary and secondary teachers, support staff, administration and management, and additional opportunities. Includes information on résumé writing and how to apply.

Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board — Employment Opportunities
Employment opportunities with the Kingston-area Catholic school board are posted on this site. Includes temporary jobs, occasional teaching opportunities and non-teaching work.

ACFOMI Employment Services
A range of employment services are available to job seekers through ACFOMI, including access to job opportunities and an online job board. Career counselling, credential assessment, interview coaching, and customized job searching assistance is also available for newcomers through ACFOMI Immigrant Services.

CERC North — Community Employment Resource Centre
Provides a wide range of cost-free services for job seekers and employers. Aims to help people prepare for, find, and keep employment. Funded by the Ontario government.

Islamic Society of Kingston (ISK) — Job Advertisements
A list of general employment opportunities ISK has received by email. These are not limited to the Kingston area.

Job Opportunities — St. Lawrence College
Non-student job opportunities available on the St. Lawrence College’s Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall campuses.

Student Job Opportunities — St. Lawrence College
Job opportunities for St. Lawrence students on St. Lawrence College’s Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall campuses. These opportunities are open to international students.

Francophone — Kingston Area

KEYS Employment Services
A list of the employment services for newcomers and internationally trained individuals available through KEYS. Includes career coaching, labour market information, credential assessment, employment and training opportunities, and job search workshops for new immigrants.

ACFOMI Employment Services
A range of employment services are available to job seekers through ACFOMI, including access to job opportunities and an online job board. Career counselling, credential assessment, interview coaching, and customized job searching assistance is also available for newcomers through ACFOMI Immigrant Services.

Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) — Job Opportunities
A listing of job opportunities available with the French-language Catholic school board. These are divided into searchable listings based on job category: executive and management; teachers; administration and support; educational support; and other professional positions. The listings are available in French only. The school board is also available on Facebook and Twitter (both in French only).

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario — Careers
Employment opportunities with the school board. Includes an online job board and information on the recruitment process for teachers and non-teachers; how to prepare for an interview; some frequently asked questions; and a downloadable map of school locations. Available in French only. The school board is also available on Facebook and Twitter (both in French only).

People with Disabilities

Community Living Kingston and District
A community employment resource center for people with disabilities. Also provides volunteer opportunities and student placement for those wishing to work with people with disabilities. Also available on Facebook.

Ontario March of Dimes — Job Placement
The Ontario March of Dimes helps people with disabilities find jobs in Kingston and other Ontario communities.

Persons with Disabilities Online — Employment
Information for people with disabilities about employment trends, career profiles, job opportunities and starting your own business.

Frontenac Community Mental Health & Addiction Services — Vocational Services
Employment support program for adults with mental illness in the Kingston area. Includes job development, education and training opportunities. Interpretive services can be arranged. Also available on Twitter.

Provincial Job Sites

Employment Ontario — I’m new to Ontario
Ontario government guide to working in Ontario, becoming certified in a trade, improving literacy, math, basic skills, and English- and French-speaking skills.

The Job Board — Work in Culture
Cultural Careers Council Ontario (CCCO) job board listing full- and part-time positions, internships and volunteer opportunities in the arts and cultural community. Also available on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Information about opportunities to volunteer, jobs and community programs for youth.

Where can I find general job listing websites?
Links to websites that list jobs in Ontario and across the country. Includes industry-specific job websites and sites that link to more job websites.

The Ontario Public Service Careers
A directory of job opportunities in the Ontario government. Searchable by region, city, type of job and minimum salary. Includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Working in Ontario — Find a Job
Ontario Immigration Information about employment services in Ontario, internships, types of work in Ontario, and workers’ rights. Includes a sample of sites listing job openings.

HealthForceOntario is a marketing and recruiting agency for health professionals in Ontario. Health-care openings across the province are posted on this site. Also available on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

Ontario WorkinfoNet — Employment
A list of provincial and national websites with job opportunities in the public and private sector and many different fields.

Conservation Authorities: Employment Opportunities
Conservation Ontario directory of job postings at Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities. Includes links to the job descriptions and closing dates. The organization is also available on Facebook and Twitter.

Federal Job Sites

Government of Canada Job Bank
Overview about working in Canada. Includes links to information on government, wages, taxes, important documents, challenges, and rights as well as videos and guides. Also features a number of useful tools for researching the demand and outlook for different occupations in locations across Canada as well as listing existing job opportunities.

Finding a Job (Service Canada)
A listing of job sites across Canada, including sites for students, aboriginals and jobs in museums and the heritage sector. Includes a link to the Government of Canada’s official job site for people outside the public service.

Careers in the federal public service
Information about working in the federal public service, how to apply and special programs for students and graduates. Includes an online search engine to find job openings across the country.

Employment Related Resources (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
A list of job search sites with employment opportunities across the country and links to sites with job advice for immigrants.

Apply for the Federal Internship for Newcomers Program (FIN)
Canadian government program providing newcomers with temporary Canadian work experience and training opportunities with federal government departments and other public and private sector organizations. Internships are offered in categories such as: policy, administration, project management, computer science, communications and science. Includes details of who is eligible and how to apply.


An online tool that connects internationally educated professionals with Canadian employers.

Canadian Heritage Information Network — Jobs
A federal job listing service provided by the Canadian Museums Association and Canadian Heritage Information network to help those with careers in the heritage field. Also available on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and through RSS.

Canadian Immigration Integration Program
A government-funded program to help people immigrating to Canada under the Federal Skilled Workers Program from many different countries. Applicants receive advice and guidance to prepare for work in Canada. Includes details of the programs, several helpful video series covering different topics, resources geared to newcomers, and contact information.

How to Find a Job in Canada. Common Problems and Effective Solutions
A practical guide to finding a job in Canada. Topics include preparing for a job search, survival jobs, the visible job market, the hidden job market, resume writing, effective interviewing, Internet resources, worker rights and provincial job markets. Second book in the Oxford University Press Canadian Newcomer Series.

Planning to work in Canada? An essential workbook for newcomers
Foreign Credentials Referral Office workbook/guide with information about living and working in Canada (listed under the “Credential recognition” subcategory). It includes information on languages, finding a job, work-related documents and education/academic credentials.

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