Resources for Job Seekers

A woman smiling in front of bookshelvesThere are a number of programs and organizations in Chatham-Kent that can help with your job search. Visit our Finding a Job page for job postings and contact information for local employment centres. For tips on how to write a resume and succeed in an interview, check out the Job Help & Resources section on this site.

Support is also available for newcomers to Canada. In addition to the multilingual resources on this site, there are several government programs that provide financial support and other assistance to newcomers seeking employment.

Career Development & Information for Workers

Interested in learning new skills or upgrading your existing skills? There are several local programs that can help you achieve your career goals:

 Volunteering is also a great way to learn new skills and gain valuable work experience, while contributing to the local community.

If you are already employed, you should know your rights as a worker. The Occupational Health and Safety Act ensures that workers are protected from dangerous working conditions and gives you the right to refuse work that you feel is unsafe. Workers who find themselves unable to work because of illness or injury, or who have lost their job through no fault of their own, might benefit from Employment Insurance (EI) and Disability Supports.

A girl and guy with orange construction vests on the corner of a sunny street smilingEmployer Profiles

Learn about local employers and career opportunities by browsing our Employer Profiles (available only in English). These profiles highlight the many advantages of living and working in Chatham-Kent.

Employers - Diversity in the Workforce

Employees with diverse backgrounds benefit local businesses and our economy. Learn about how you can hire foreign trained individuals here. Take advantage of our HR ToolKit to help create a welcoming and inclusive environment at your workplace.