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Public Comments Satellite offices located in Norwich, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock and Thamesford; please call 519-539-8161 for more information.
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-539-8161
Toll Free Phone 1-888-439-8161
Fax 519-539-7833
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Comprehensive 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 
Youth Job Connection -- paid pre-employment training * job matching * paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports 
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
Hours Mon,Tue,Thu, Fri 8:30am-4pm * Wed 8:30am-7pm
Areas Served Oxford County
Eligibility Self-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 
Youth Job Connection -- Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment 
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
Application Call 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
Languages English
Fees None
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Community 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 Executive Jeff Surridge, CEO, Community Employment Services; Phone: 519-539-8161; Email:
Alternate Executive Julie Matheson, Operations Manager, Community Employment Services; Phone: 519-539-8161
Funding Provincial - Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Agency Services
Site Information
Located In Community Woodstock
Address & Map
40 Metcalfe St
Woodstock, ON N4S 3E7
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Accessibility Fully Accessible - Parking, Ramp at front entrance, Automatic door, Washroom