Seneca College

Faculty of Workforce Skills Development

Site: Vaughan - Seneca Workforce Skills Centre , Major Mackenzie Drive

Service: Employment Services, Literacy and Basic Skills

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Record #: NKT1851 Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014 Last Full Update: 05 Dec 2013
Record Details
Confidential I&R BulletinOntario residents 19 years and older, proficient enough in English [and/or French for French programs] to benefit fully from the program, and with literacy and basic skills assessed at less than end of Level 3 of:
* IALSS (International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey)
* or OALCF (Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework)
Alternate NameAcademic Upgrading ; Canada-Ontario Job Grant ; COJG ; EAS ; Employment Assistance Service ; Employment Ontario ; Employment Ontario Employment Services ; Job Connect ; LBS ; Ontario Employment Services ; Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program ; OSEB ; SC ; Second Career ; Seneca College Employment Centre ; Summer Job Service ; Summer Jobs Service ; YEF ; Youth Employment Fund
Office Phone905-417-1781
Executive 1Martin Tame, Manager; Phone: 905-417-1781 ext 5841; Email:
DescriptionHelps Ontarians find sustainable employment * assessment of skills, capabilities, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about different careers and occupations, the local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training and/or work experience and, in some cases, additional support to help maintain employment * information and referrals to all Employment Ontario Funded Programs including Second Career Program for laid-off workers and the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB), which offers income and entrepreneurial support during the process of developing and launching a business * information about, and referral to, other community services and supports

Youth Employment Fund -- a $195 million initiative to provide 25,000 youth in all regions of the province with an entry point to long term employment through job placements that offer the chance to learn work skills while earning income * the fund will be delivered through the existing Employment Service (ES)

Summer Jobs Service--free job-search and self-marketing support to help students find summer jobs * $2-per-hour-per-student hiring incentive available for eligible Ontario employers to create summer job placements * contact this local Employment Ontario Summer Jobs Service agency, call the toll-free Employment Ontario Contact Centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339), or visit Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT): learn the language and workplace culture skills required to communicate effectively in your job in this free occupation-specific language training Literacy and Basic Skills: Literacy, numeracy and essential skills services to assist in transitioning to employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education or independence Tuition-Free Academic Upgrading: earn grade 12 equivalency at your own pace * full-time day program in Newmarket and Vaughan Academic Upgrading for careers in the health care sector * instructor-led biology and chemistry classes * tuition free program offers: English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Skills * an independent learning environment * flexible scheduling * continuous intake Incorporates services previously provided through Job Connect, Employment Assistance Services (EAS), Employment Resource Centres and other programs * Summer Jobs Service program remains separate for the time being

Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB) -- income and entrepreneurial support during business development and launch

Youth Employment Fund -- job placements providing entry point to long term employment * help with costs such as transportation and tools * incentives to employers to help cover cost of wages and training

For employers: Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
HoursMon-Wed and Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Thu 8:30 am-8 pm
Areas ServedYork Region ; Newmarket; Vaughan; Scarborough
EligibilityPrimarily serves adult learners wanting to improve their literacy and numeracy skills to achieve goals of further education and training, employment or increased independence * must have facility in English or French and literacy skills below Grade 12 of the Ontario Curriculum 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

Youth Employment Fund -- Youth 15 to 29 years who are residents of Ontario, unemployed and not participating in full time education or training can access assisted services * additional tools and supports for short term training and employment preparation may be available to youth identified by employers

Assisted services (such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services) -- people who are unemployed and out of school

Employers can get help in identifying their human resource skill requirements, matching of position/workplace needs to participants' skills, capabilities, interests and experience, and support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support success and retention

Summer Jobs Service: students 15 to 30 years planning to return to school in the fall Tuition-free Academic Upgrading: 19 years + or mature early school leaver * program suitability and entrance level assessment required * ESL 6 or above (speaking)
ApplicationCall 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
Address NotesEagles Landing Plaza
Address1490 Major Mackenzie Dr W, Unit D5
Vaughan, ON L6A 4H6
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IntersectionMajor Mackenzie Drive West and Dufferin Street
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