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Northwest Employment Works

Ontario Employment Services - Main Services, and Canada Ontario Job Grant

  • Provides comprehensive employment and job search services
  • Offers assessment of skills, interests and experience
  • Provides job search strategies, including resume preparation
  • Offers information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities
  • Coordinates on-the-job training, work experience
  • Offers help in maintaining employment
  • Provides information and referral to other employment and community services
Better Jobs Ontario

Skills training and financial support for laid off workers
  • training program must demonstrate good job prospects
  • financial support based on need, may include tuition, instructional costs, books, transportation and/or a basic living allowance
Services for employers
  • Offers help in identifying human resource skills requirements
  • Provides matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience
  • Provides support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention
Canada-Ontario Job Grant
  • Provides financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees
  • Assistance available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
Self-service information and resources
  • Anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers
Assisted services
  • Services such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services
  • People who are unemployed and out of school
Better Jobs Ontario
  • Laid off individuals who are currently unemployed
  • Individuals from low-income households experiencing labour market challenges
Application Process
  • Call or drop in
  • For general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit
Web Site
Mailing Address
c/o Confederation College
1450 Nakina Dr
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 0E5
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
October 3, 2023
960 William St
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6Z8
Located in Sibley Hall Conference Centre on Confederation College's Campus on William St between Balmoral St and Golf Links Rd
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Hours of Operation
0830 to 1800
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1800
0830 to 1630
0830 to 1630

Mon, Wed 8:30 am-6 pm * Tue, Thu-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Conmee
  • Fort William First Nation
  • Gillies Township
  • Neebing
  • Neebing Township
  • O'Connor
  • Oliver Paipoonge Township
  • Shuniah
  • South Gillies
  • Thunder Bay