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: 18 Feb 2015 Last Full Update: 16 Dec 2014
Record Details
I&R CommentsOntario residents 19 years and older, proficient enough in English 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 ; Ontario Employment Services ; Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program ; OSEB ; SC ; Second Career ; Seneca College Employment Centre ; Summer Job Service
Office Phone905-417-1781
Primary ExecutiveMartin 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

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 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
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
Site LocationEagles Landing Plaza
Located In CommunityVaughan
Address & Map
1490 Major Mackenzie Dr W, Unit D5
Vaughan, ON L6A 4H6
IntersectionMajor Mackenzie Drive West and Dufferin Street
Service CategoriesAdult Basic Education ; Adult Literacy Programs ; Apprenticeship Training ; Career Awareness ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Job Search/Placement ~ Young Adults ; On the Job Training ; Prejob Guidance ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Unemployed Individuals ; Vocational Assessment ; Work Experience