Community Employment Services

Site: Woodstock - Metcalfe St

Service: Ontario Employment Services

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Record #: OXF1034 Last Modified: 21 May 2015 Last Full Update: 14 May 2015
Memos and Bulletins
Public CommentsSatellite offices located in Norwich, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock and Thamesford; please call 519-539-8161 for more information.
Contact Information
Office Phone519-539-8161
Toll Free Phone1-888-439-8161
Description and Service Details
Service/Program DescriptionComprehensive employment and job search services  
* assessment of skills, interests and experience  
* job search strategies, including resume preparation  
* information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities  
* on-the-job training, work experience  
* help in maintaining employment  
* information and referral to other employment and community services 
Second Career Program -- Skills training and financial support for laid-off workers 
For employers: 
Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- Financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
HoursMon,Tue,Thu, Fri 8:30am-4pm * Wed 8:30am-7pm
Areas ServedOxford County
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 
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
Agency Information
Agency DescriptionCommunity Employment Services (CES) located in Woodstock, Ontario is a one stop centre for accessing a variety of employment related programs and services in Oxford County. All services are free and confidentiality is assured. 
Branch offices in Ingersoll and Norwich plus itinerate offices in Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock and Thamesford, help to extend services to other geographic areas of Oxford County.
Primary ExecutiveJeff Surridge, CEO, Community Employment Services; Phone: 519-539-8161; Email:
Alternate ExecutiveJulie Matheson, Operations Manager, Community Employment Services; Phone: 519-539-8161
FundingProvincial - Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Agency Services
Site Information
Located In CommunityWoodstock
Address & Map
40 Metcalfe St
Woodstock, ON N4S 3E7
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AccessibilityFully Accessible - Parking, Ramp at front entrance, Automatic door, Washroom
Service CategoriesCareer Awareness ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Job Training Expense Assistance ; On the Job Training ; Prejob Guidance ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Employment Issues ; Vocational Assessment ; Work Experience