South Essex Community Council

Site: Leamington - Talbot St E - Leamington Mall

Service: Employment and Training Services - Employment Ontario Services

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Record #: LEA0134 Last Modified: 04 Sep 2014 Last Full Update: 01 May 2013
Contact Information
Office PhoneKingsville Office: 519-733-5784 
Leamington: 519-326-8629
FaxKingsville Office: 519-733-6741 
Leamington: 519-326-1528
Alternate ContactSusan Boldt, Intake Worker; Phone: (Business) 519-326-8629; Email:
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameSouth Essex Community Council
Service Level(30) Provincial Government
Primary ExecutiveCarolyn Warkentin, Executive Director; Phone: (Business) 519-326-8629; Email:
Alternate ExecutiveDeb Daher, Manager of Finance; Email:
FundingProvincial - Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities
Description and Service Details
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 about all Employment Ontario programs and services * access to Second Career program to provide laid-off workers with skills training for high-demand occupations * information about, and referral to, other community services and supports

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

Employment Planning and Preparation: individual support to clarify employment needs and develop an action plan, assist with making decisions, and searching for a job.
Job Development and Placement Support:placements into employment for work experience.
Job Coaching on-the-job training supports and job maintenance supports.

Free access to computers and internet also available.

Youth Employment Fund -- a $195 million initiative to provide 25,000 youth in all regions of the province with an entry point to long term employment through job placements that offer the chance to learn work skills while earning income. The fund will be delivered through the existing Employment Service (ES).
HoursMon-Fri: 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Tue 8:30 am-8 pm
Areas ServedKingsville ; Leamington ; Wheatley
EligibilitySelf-service information and resources -- anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers

Youth Employment Fund -- Youth 15 to 29 years who are residents of Ontario, unemployed and not participating in full time education or training can access assisted services * additional tools and supports for short term training and employment preparation may be available to youth identified by 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

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

Walk-in community resource for anyone seeking employment and/or training.
Intake Worker assists client in determining appropriate service path. Completion of Employment Ontario Client Registration form and appointment for formal assessment with Employment Consultant.
LanguagesEnglish ; French - upon request ; Arabic - upon request ; German - Low German ; Italian - upon request ; Portuguese - upon request ; Spanish - upon request
Site Information
Located In CommunityLeamington
Address & Map
Leamington Mall
215 Talbot St E
Leamington, ON N8H 3X5
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IntersectionLutsch St and Talbot St E
AccessibilityFully Accessible - Parking, Automatic entrance, Washroom