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.

Business over Breakfast - Employer Breakfast

Business over Breakfast - Employer Breakfast


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 8am – 10:30am
Location:
Donald Gordon Hotel & Conference Centre, 421 Union St.
Join us for a Complimentary Breakfast while we discuss how we can help yourBusiness! The Canada-Ontario Job Grant can offer up to $10,000 to cover the costs of training your current em...
Click for more info >>
LinkedIn for Beginners

LinkedIn for Beginners


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 28th September, 10.00-11.30am
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Are you ready to optimize your job search? A strong Linkedln  profile  can attract  employers to you and help you discover new and exciting opportunities to grow your career. Whether y...
Click for more info >>
Pitching Yourself

Pitching Yourself


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 5th October, 10.00am to 11.30am
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 >>
Shifting Gears! a workshop to help you re-evaluate your options and make a career change.

Shifting Gears! a workshop to help you re-evaluate your options and make a career change.


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday, 4th October, 2 hours per week for 4 weeks
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Shifting Gears! Is an opportunity for individuals to re-evaluate their options and make a career change.Are you feeling stuck at work?Spinning your wheels?Want help moving your career in a new di...
Click for more info >>
Welcome to Kingston Night

Welcome to Kingston Night


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, September 29th, 5.00 - 7.00pm
Location:
Curate Social, 340 King St. East
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 >>
Looking for Work?

Looking for Work?


KEYS has specialized services and programs to help you with your employment needs. Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, just starting on your career path, changing careers, or recently laid off  – We Can Help!

Business over Breakfast - Employer Breakfast

Business over Breakfast - Employer Breakfast


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 8am – 10:30am
Location:
Donald Gordon Hotel & Conference Centre, 421 Union St.
Join us for a Complimentary Breakfast while we discuss how we can help yourBusiness! The Canada-Ontario Job Grant can offer up to $10,000 to cover the costs of training your current em...
Click for more info >>
LinkedIn for Beginners

LinkedIn for Beginners


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 28th September, 10.00-11.30am
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Are you ready to optimize your job search? A strong Linkedln  profile  can attract  employers to you and help you discover new and exciting opportunities to grow your career. Whether y...
Click for more info >>
Pitching Yourself

Pitching Yourself


Date(s) and Time(s):
Wednesday, 5th October, 10.00am to 11.30am
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 >>
Shifting Gears! a workshop to help you re-evaluate your options and make a career change.

Shifting Gears! a workshop to help you re-evaluate your options and make a career change.


Date(s) and Time(s):
Tuesday, 4th October, 2 hours per week for 4 weeks
Location:
Interactive workshop delivered on Zoom
Shifting Gears! Is an opportunity for individuals to re-evaluate their options and make a career change.Are you feeling stuck at work?Spinning your wheels?Want help moving your career in a new di...
Click for more info >>
Welcome to Kingston Night

Welcome to Kingston Night


Date(s) and Time(s):
Thursday, September 29th, 5.00 - 7.00pm
Location:
Curate Social, 340 King St. East
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 >>
Looking for Work?

Looking for Work?


KEYS has specialized services and programs to help you with your employment needs. Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, just starting on your career path, changing careers, or recently laid off  – We Can Help!

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.

Caretaker - 6:00am to 2:00pm - Monday to Friday
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Caretaker - 6:00am to 2:00pm - Wednesday to Sunday
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers
Departmental Administrator
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau
Casual Cleaner
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Other / Autre
Dock Technician
1000 Islands Docks | Leeds and Grenville | Seasonal / Saisonnier
General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers
Bartender
The Ivy Lea Club | Town of Gananoque | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Restaurant/Hotel / Restaurant/Hôtel
Part-Time Server
The Ivy Lea Club | Town of Gananoque | Part Time / À Temps Partiel
Restaurant/Hotel / Restaurant/Hôtel
Full time labourer
Link Line Fence Ltd. | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers
Online Exams Review Assistant
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Full Time / À Temps Plein
Other / Autre
Student Resource Assistant
Queen's University | Kingston and Surrounding Area | Contract / Contrat
Clerical/Administrative / Administration/Travail de bureau

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