Job Seeker Services

We offer free employment-related services to anyone looking for full-time, part-time or summer work in the Hamilton or Stoney Creek communities, including accessing government funding or Second Career retraining.

Our two locations, conveniently located at Mohawk College’s Fennell Campus and on Centennial Pkwy N off of Barton St E.are currently closed, but you can easily sign up for free employment services online or by calling 905-575-2177. Take advantage of our free services funded through Employment Ontario today.

Free Help for Job Seekers

Our Employment Resource Centre is open to anyone looking for work, whether full-time, part-time, or seasonal. Our services include:

  • Access to written, audio-visual and computer-based material on careers, occupations, employment, the job market, training opportunities and job search skills and strategies
  • Confidential and personalized 1:1 employment counselling
  • Access to an internet connected technology (e.g., computers, printing, scanning, faxing, photocopying)
  • Instant portfolio building help - includes job search support, resume critiques, use of LinkedIn, and career/education pathway planning

Are you 15-29 years old? You may be eligible for one of our free Youth Job Connection programs which help Hamilton youth find employment. Learn more about Youth Job Connection.

Free Workshops

The following workshops are available to job seekers. Your Employment Consultant may also recommend a specific workshop for you after your initial consultation. Call 905-575-2177 or sign up for free employment services online to access a free workshop. Our workshops include:

Discovering Your Skills & Abilities

What we’ll cover:

  • Self-assessment 
  • Identifying your skills and abilities
  • Inventory of past experiences/education, training & activities
  • Looking at values, interests and accomplishments
  • Discussion on personality/interest inventories
  • Discuss how skills match with what type of work
  • Transferable skills

Register here

Resumes & Cover Letters

What we’ll cover:

  • What is a resume?
  • Resume formats and styles
  • Resume worksheet and sample resumes
  • Resume basics
  • Resume writing tips
  • How to write a cover letter
  • Cover letter samples
  • Discuss electronic resumes briefly and the importance of keywords (skills)

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Job Search & Networking

What we’ll cover:

  • Job search techniques
  • Job search plan
  • Hidden job market – where to look for jobs
  • Company research
  • Networking – connecting with employers
  • Cold calls
  • “30 Second Summary”
  • Informational interviews
  • Internet job search

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What we’ll cover:

  • Stages of an interview
  • Types of interviews ie. behavioural/panel/telephone/informal
  • Preparing for interview questions
  • Top 10 questions asked in interviews
  • How to relate your skills to the interview/position
  • Typical Problem areas working around barriers ie. too old
  • Discrimination-answering illegal questions
  • Questions not to ask at an interview

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Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

What we’ll cover:

  • Interactive module workshop
  • Delivered one-on-one or to a small group
  • General WHMIS training
  • Receive Wall Mount and Pocket Certificates

Register here

Second Career Information Sessions

What we’ll cover:

  • Provide Information about EO programs and services
  • Thoroughly explain second career program 
  • Explain timelines and process
  • Provide tools and explain their use
  • Answer any questions

Register here


Additional free services

  • StrengthsQuest and CareerCruising - free online guidance and ideas for your career path
  • Access to Job Postings

Connect with us today

We encourage everyone to contact us with any employment-related question. Please call us at 905-575-2177 or email jobs [at] We’re here to help!

Mohawk College

Fennell Campus, Room J137
135 Fennell Avenue West
Hamilton, ON L9C 0E5

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 
Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

How to get here:

Bus routes: Lines 20, 21, 33, 35

Parking: Free parking vouchers are available on request. Please indicate you require one by calling 905-575-2177 or when you sign up for free employment services online.

Stoney Creek

163 Centennial Parkway North
Hamilton, ON
L8E 1H8

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 
Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 
Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

How to get here:

Bus routes: Lines 2 or 56

Parking: Free parking is available behind the building.


Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Take advantage of the funded pre-apprenticeship training programs offered out of Stoney Creek Campus of Mohawk College. These programs provide individuals with an equivalent of Level 1 apprenticeship in an approved trade. They are funded through the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and offered once/year in various trades.

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This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.