Infographic: Employment Services – Where to Get Help with your Job Search

Service Canada Job Bank logoDo you need some help with your job search, but you’re not sure where to turn? You’re not alone. When you search for help online you’re going to find a confusing mishmash of staffing agencies, not-for-profit career centres and government employment services.

How do you make sense of this? All of these services cater to different kinds of people at different stages in their careers. But where do you fit in?

  • Government employment services are for everyone. Newcomers to Canada can get help with learning English, and with getting the proper government documents to work legally in Canada. It make sense to take advantage of government employment services along with other career service agencies that specialize in helping people like you.
  • The career services at not-for-profit organizations like CAMH, Charity Village, Acces Employment and the YMCA tend to cater to people with special challenges, like persons with disabilities for example.
  • Staffing agencies like Stafflink often specialize in helping a particular segment of jobs seekers. For example Stafflink specilized in placing IT experts in the Greater Toronto Area. Other staffing agencies specialize in executive placements, or heathcare workers or legal professionals.

We created this infographic to try to help you figure out where you can go to get help with your career search.

Government career services, not-for-profit employment centres and staffing agencies explained

Infographic created by Stafflink is an IT staffing agency in Toronto, Canada.

What’s Next?

We will explore this topic in more delail in future posts. If you’re not sure where to go next,
Service Canada
is a great place to start.

Please let me know if you have any questions about these services and where to go to get help.

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  1. Hi Laura,
    Thanks for mentioning ACCES. This is a useful infographic for job seekers looking for help. ACCES specializes in helping newcomers connect with employers, but everyone is welcome to attend workshops, job fairs, and mentoring opportunities.

    • Hi Anne, That’s good to know. ACCES is helping all job seekers, not only newcomers. You’re doing very important work! I’d love to hear some of your success stories.


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