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Job Developer Services

Employment Services Elgin knows how to find people who will help your business run smoothly and grow.

As an employer, you make your hiring choices carefully. Employment Services Elgin can save you time and money with a full range of no-cost-to-you services including:

Free Services

  • Expertise to provide enhanced recruiting services
  • Resumes pre-screened based on your requirements
  • Interview and meeting room space available
  • Labour market information
  • Job descriptions and prevailing wage rate information
  • Access to funding to assist with training new employees
  • Links to Post Secondary Institutions
  • Assistance with Apprenticeships (funding, links to employer incentives and apprentice grants)
  • Canada Ontario Job Grant funds available to assist with training costs


  • Post your job and pre-screen clients looking for apprenticeships
  • Assistance with Job Descriptions, Wage Ranges, Labour Market Information
  • Training Subsidies for employers to hire an apprentice
  • Information on Apprenticeship Tax Credits from both Federal and Provincial Governments
  • Two offices throughout Elgin County (St. Thomas and West Lorne) to assist you
  • Employers may be eligible for a signing bonus if they are willing to hire a new apprentice

Helpful Websites for Employers



Talbot Electrical Contracting LTD.

Employer – Dan Van Dyk

���The Job Developer staff respond quickly, are knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Keep up the great service.”

���The Employment Ontario Program has been great for my business. It has helped me expand my business by making it easy for me to hire and train through the apprenticeship program.

Electrical Apprentice – Jordan Debackere

���Employment Service Elgin helped me with my search for an Employer that would give me a chance to prove myself and mentor me in an electrical apprenticeship”.

P.J.’s Family Hair Care

Employer – Karen Schuts

”The Job Developers were very helpful by providing assistance in streamlining us through the apprenticeship program. Great employer incentives. I will definitely look into hiring apprenticeships again.”

Fixed Right Automotive Repair Centre

Employer – Warren Silverthorn

���We have plenty of praise for the Job Developers at Employment Service Elgin. They work hard to make the recruitment process a success for both the Employee and Employers. It’s a win/win for everyone involved”.

Automotive Service Technician Apprentice – Cameron Clark

“Employment Services Elgin provided guidance and information on obtaining a job that interested me. This service was very helpful in getting me an opportunity to get a job���.

ARVA Industries Inc.

Employer – Ann Arrand

“Employment Services Elgin complements our recruiting process. It has been a great service in providing us with good choices and local talent that meets most of our staffing needs. The Job Developer staff respond quickly, are knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Keep up the great service”.

Employment Ontario Client – Cindy Scott

“They were instrumental in my placement with Arva Industries. I truly appreciate their time and belief in me to find a job that is such a great fit!���

Employment Ontario Client – Adele Langille

“A special thanks to Employment Service Elgin, who worked so hard and were instrumental in finding me a position with Arva Industries, my new home.”


Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)


Website: http://www.wsib.on.ca/
Telephone: 416-344-1000
Toll free: 1-800-387-0750
TTY: 1-800-387-0050
Fax: 416-344-4684 or 1-888-313-7373


WSIB provides employers no-fault collective liability insurance as well as access to industry-specific health and safety information.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)


Website: http://www.ccohs.ca/
Magazine: http://www.ohscanada.com/


Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goals of occupational safety and health programs include to foster a safe and healthy work environment.[1] OHS may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment.

Occupational Health & Safety can be important for moral, legal, and financial reasons. Moral obligations would involve the protection of employee’s lives and health. Legal reasons for OHS practices relate to the preventative, punitive and compensatory effects of laws that protect worker’s safety and health. OHS can also reduce employee injury and illness related costs, including medical care, sick leave and disability benefit costs. OHS may involve interactions among many subject areas, including occupational medicine, occupational hygiene, public health, safety engineering, industrial engineering, chemistry, health physics, ergonomics and occupational health psychology.

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)


Website: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html


The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) (formerly Revenue Canada and the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency) is a federal agency that administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories, international trade legislation, and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system. It also oversees the registration of charities in Canada, and tax credit programmes such as the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit Program.

Service Canada


Website: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/
Phone: 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)


Service Canada is part of a Government of Canada-wide service transformation initiative aimed at responding to Canadians’ expressed desire for better, more responsive, less cluttered service from Canadian governments. The initiative seeks to do this by improving the design and delivery of government programs and services to Canadians.

Some programs include;

  • Employment Insurance
  • Job Bank
  • Internet Reporting Service
  • Old Age Security Pension

National Occupational Classifications (NOC)


Website: http://www5.hrsdc.gc.ca/NOC/English/NOC/2011/Welcome.aspx
Mail: Labour Market Information Division
140 Promenade du Portage
Phase IV, Level 4
Gatineau (QC), K1A 0J9


The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market.

The NOC provides a standardized framework for organizing the world of work in a coherent system. It is used to manage the collection and reporting of occupational statistics and to provide understandable labour market information. The structure and content of the NOC are also implemented in a number of major services and products throughout the private and public sectors.

Note: This could be a good source for job description development.


YWCA www.ywcastthomaselgin.org
Settlement.org www.settlement.org
London Cross Cultural Learning Centre www.lcclc.org