Welcome

Message to the Community

KEYS is open! and we are welcoming those we serve into our premises once again. The Employment Resource Centre is open for drop-in services and KEYS staff are meeting with individuals in-person.  We will continue to provide virtual services by phone and video meetings.  Clients will be able to choose how they want to be served by KEYS.    

Please check for updates on the status of our programs, including our virtual services, workshops and events at https://keys.ca/events/directory.php/ and https://www.facebook.com/keysjobcentre/

Contact the Kingston or Gananoque office directly by email or phone to request an appointment.

We  appreciate your continued support as we innovate and evolve to serve our community during this unprecedented time.

 

Location & Hours

Kingston (Downtown)

Our service hours are: 

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Extended virtual service hours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Call to request an appointment.

Gananoque
  • Monday to Friday, 8:00 - 4:00
  • Call for Details
Elgin
  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 4:00
  • Call for an appointment outside of these hours
Smiths Falls
  • Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 4:00

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Reach Your Full Potential

KEYS offers events throughout the year for employers including, but not limited to, job fairs, speciality workshops and certifications. Currently our events may take place online or in a different format than in the past. Visit our e-Services page to learn more or contact KEYS directly.

Acing the Interview

Acing the Interview


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday, 21st February, 2023, 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
A great interview can go a long way to getting you the job. Learn how to demonstrate your strengths, manage your interview anxiety, and answer questions with confidence. Acing the Interview What ...
Click for more info >>
Customer Service Excellence (Certification)

Customer Service Excellence (Certification)


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 15th February, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
Location:
KEYS, 182 Sydenham Street, downtown Kingston
Service Excellence Certification Excellent and consistent customer and client service is the foundation of any successful business. The new dynamic, interactive and engaging workshop encourages part...
Click for more info >>
In Motion & Momentum+ - Zoom

In Motion & Momentum+ - Zoom


Date(s) and Time(s):
Monday, February 20th, 2023 (part-time) on Zoom for 10 weeks.
Location:
Interactive Workshop through Zoom
In Motion & Momentum+ is a free program delivered through Zoom that helps you begin to move in a way that feels good, tap into your full potential and create the life you want to live. The program...
Click for more info >>
Pitching Yourself

Pitching Yourself


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday, 7th March 2023, 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Pitching Yourself (first because it helps with resume/cover letter writing, and informational interviews, job fairs, etc.,) Knowing your strengths and career exploration Learning how to talk about...
Click for more info >>
Resume Ready

Resume Ready


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday, 14th February, 2023, 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Description: A successful job search begins with a strong resume. Learn how to present yourself for the job you want and stand out from the crowd. Topics covered: Career exploration and where to ...
Click for more info >>
Welcome to Kingston Night

Welcome to Kingston Night


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, February 23rd, 5.00 - 7.00pm
Location:
Daft Brewing, 768 Princess Street.
KEYS & Kingston Economic Development host monthly Welcome Nights on the last Thursday of every month. Whether you’re new to Kingston, returning to your hometown or just looking to grow ...
Click for more info >>
Acing the Interview

Acing the Interview


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday, 21st February, 2023, 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
A great interview can go a long way to getting you the job. Learn how to demonstrate your strengths, manage your interview anxiety, and answer questions with confidence. Acing the Interview What ...
Click for more info >>
Customer Service Excellence (Certification)

Customer Service Excellence (Certification)


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 15th February, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
Location:
KEYS, 182 Sydenham Street, downtown Kingston
Service Excellence Certification Excellent and consistent customer and client service is the foundation of any successful business. The new dynamic, interactive and engaging workshop encourages part...
Click for more info >>
In Motion & Momentum+ - Zoom

In Motion & Momentum+ - Zoom


Date(s) and Time(s):
Monday, February 20th, 2023 (part-time) on Zoom for 10 weeks.
Location:
Interactive Workshop through Zoom
In Motion & Momentum+ is a free program delivered through Zoom that helps you begin to move in a way that feels good, tap into your full potential and create the life you want to live. The program...
Click for more info >>
Pitching Yourself

Pitching Yourself


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday, 7th March 2023, 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Pitching Yourself (first because it helps with resume/cover letter writing, and informational interviews, job fairs, etc.,) Knowing your strengths and career exploration Learning how to talk about...
Click for more info >>
Resume Ready

Resume Ready


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday, 14th February, 2023, 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Description: A successful job search begins with a strong resume. Learn how to present yourself for the job you want and stand out from the crowd. Topics covered: Career exploration and where to ...
Click for more info >>
Welcome to Kingston Night

Welcome to Kingston Night


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, February 23rd, 5.00 - 7.00pm
Location:
Daft Brewing, 768 Princess Street.
KEYS & Kingston Economic Development host monthly Welcome Nights on the last Thursday of every month. Whether you’re new to Kingston, returning to your hometown or just looking to grow ...
Click for more info >>

Volunteers Needed!

It takes a community to help government-assisted refugees in making Kingston home.

About a dozen newcomers arrive in Kingston every month as Government-assisted refugees and the best way for them to get settled is with community support. KEYS is asking for at least 40 volunteers to support and befriend an influx of immigrants. Our volunteers create social connections and become the face of Canada. Volunteers donate their time to help a family become part of our community. They can dine together, help with language and homework, go on outings, or be a tour guide.  While a volunteer can come from every age and background, we are especially looking for retirees to help out. Those new to Canada carry fears that they will experience discrimination. They are looking for ‘elders,’ those who are wise and experienced. Find out more information on our Volunteer Program here.

Watch our interview on Global News discusssing our campaign to recruit volunteers!

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Job Board - Recent Opportunities

Looking for a new job?

For a complete list of full time, part time and summer job opportunities CLICK HERE.

Newcomer Child & Youth Integration Advisor
KEYS Employment & Newcomer Services | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Project Coordinator
The Corporation of Loyalist Township | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
Other / Autre
Pre-Planning Director
Glenhaven Memorial Gardens by Arbor Memorial | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Sales/Customer Service / Vente
Residential Aide at Carveth Retirement Lodge
Gibson Family Health Care | Town of Gananoque | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Health Care / Soins de santé
Cook
Sophie's Noodle House Inc. | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Restaurant/Hotel / Restaurant/Hôtel
Casual Veterinary Technician
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
Other / Autre
Labourer
Prestige Stone Co | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers
Research Manager
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
Other / Autre
Registered Nurse
Gibson Family Health Care | Town of Gananoque | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Health Care / Soins de santé
Registered Practical Nurse at Carveth Care Centre
Gibson Family Health Care | Town of Gananoque | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Health Care / Soins de santé

Contact Us

Book an appointment to see how KEYS services can help you.

Call or email at your leisure and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Kingston (Main Office):

Phone: 613.546.5559
E-Mail: info@keys.ca

Kingston (Newcomer Services):

Phone: 613.546.5559
E-Mail: info@keys.ca

Gananoque:

Phone: 613.382.1085
E-Mail: gan@keys.ca

Smiths Falls:

Phone: 613.552.2759
E-Mail: gan@keys.ca

Elgin:

Phone: 613.359.1140
E-Mail: elgin@keys.ca