Employment Supports

The Region of Waterloo has many programs and services to help you prepare for and find a job.

These include:

  • Career Planning - includes programs, workshops and one-on-one support designed to help you plan for employment.
  • Counselling Services - individual, group, couple and family counselling available to Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program clients.
  • Employment Coaching - one-on-one help with an Employment Coach open to anyone who is searching for a job.
  • Employment Ontario - a suite of services designed to help you achieve your employment goals, including access to Employment Resource Centres, employability assessments, career planning and job search group programs, job development and placement services and job retention support.
  • General Equivalency Diploma Program - classes and testing to obtain a high school equivalency certificate or apply for admission to an educational or training institution.
  • Staying Employed - services aimed at helping you keep your job.
  • Placement Services- a variety of opportunities to help you gain work experience in your field.


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