We have the resources, training and expertise to help you find the right job. 

Whether you're unemployed, laid-off or considering a career change, our expert coaches will help to guide your job search and stay with you every step of the way. 

We provide a wide range of free, personalized services to help you find the right job for your right now.

Career Coaching

People have a tough time finding work for a lot of reasons – language barriers, resume gaps, disabilities and more. We’re here to help you navigate employment for your unique situation.

Better Jobs Ontario

Our team is here to help you find and apply for a Better Jobs training program that prepares you for in-demand careers. Apply now and you could receive up to $28,000 in financial supports. 



Find a YMCA Employment Services location in Hamilton, Burlington and Waterdown

Access to Employers

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We have a network of employers that often talk to us before posting a job. When you use YMCA Employment Services, we’ll let you know when that happens.

New to Canada

YMCA Immigrant Services will help you connect with a wide range of services you and your family need as newcomers to Canada, such as health care, education, and language help.

Programs for Job Seekers

What does Better Jobs Ontario give you?

Acquire new skills - those needed for jobs in demand right now and financial support if you qualify for Better Jobs Ontario.

Apply for up to $28,000 for costs including:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Manuals, workbooks or other instructional costs
  • Transportation
  • Basic living allowance (maximum up to $500 per week)

Additional funding may be available for:

  • Child care
  • Disability-related supports

Take the next step to Better Jobs Ontario. Contact the nearest YMCA Employment Services location today. 

Hamilton: 905-540-9679
Burlington: 905-681-1140
Waterdown: 905-690-9927


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This Employment Ontario program or service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

Looking for a way into a skilled trade?

Consider pre-apprenticeship training as a Truck & Coach Technician. No experience necessary. Register for a 12-month program that includes in-class instruction and work experience.

What you’ll receive with your FREE training:

  • Employment Readiness Workshops
  • Level 1 Training at Mohawk College
  • Paid Work Placements

Learn More

Supports for Employers

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant is an opportunity for you to invest in your workforce.

Available to small, medium and large businesses, you'll need a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees to be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs. 
If you have a particular skills demand, this Grant may be right for you.

Contact us to learn more information. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.




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Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Job Grant Programs delivered by the Government of Ontario.

Looking to invest in your workforce?

Looking to find and hire skilled employees? YMCA Employment Services for Employers can help.

We offer the following services designed to help you with your hiring and training needs:

  • Pre-screening of applicants, so you don't have to
  • Free job postings and job fair assistance, streamlining your HR needs
  • Ongoing support, with access to training information, tax credits, labour market supply/demand, and retention strategies
  • Hiring and training incentives, helping you offset workforce costs

Get in touch with the YMCA Employment Services team today. We aim to save you time and money.

I want to hire or train

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This Employment Ontario program or service is funded by the Ontario government.