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Check out the NEW PEC Job Board! 

Interested in moving to The County but need to find a job first? There are many resources available to help you in your job hunt. Below are some common links to job boards.

Before you start, here are a couple of tips:

  • Have your resume ready.
  • Keep your resume short and concise.
  • Be professional and present yourself professionally.
  • Don’t hesitate to phone or drop by county employers you would love to work for.
  • County employers are looking for enthusiasm, ambition to learn and good work ethic.
  • Just because you don’t see a job posting, doesn’t mean your dream job isn’t out there!
  • The County is a close knit, strong business community: ask around for job opportunities, news travels fast!
  • Check out Novo Resumes for ideas on great resume templates.

H.E.A.T. Program in Picton

The County Workforce Partnership – a coalition of local organizations, the Prince Edward County Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, municipality of Prince Edward County, Prince Edward Learning Centre and Career Edge – has launched a new sector-based training program called H.E.A.T. (Helping Employers Acquire Talent).

HOW PARTICIPANTS CAN JOIN THE PROGRAM:

  • Be referred by a community partner like PELC, CLPE or PELASS
  • Contact Career Edge and speak with an Employment Counsellor
  • Be an existing employee that has aptitude and interest in advancement in the sector
  • Speak to local sector employers involved in the project

ELIGIBILITY/SUITABILITY FOR PARTICIPANTS:

  • Be unemployed, working less than 20 hours, precariously employed or employed with a low household income (as defined by the Low Income Cut-Off) OR
  • Be an employee of a participating employer who is facing barriers to advancement or job retention
  • NOT be participating in full-time training, education or any other government training intervention that covers the same type of training or costs
  • Be a resident of Ontario and legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • For current employees of participating employers NOT be in senior management or executive positions or have a controlling interest in the business
  • Have an interest in the Hospitality and Tourism sector

BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS:

  • 2 weeks training including workplace essentials as well as certificates in Service Excellence, Smart Serve and Safe Food Handlers
  • Tours of local employers and tourist attractions in the County
  • PEC specific Tourism Ambassador training
  • Guest speakers and trainers who will inspire participants and demonstrate the career pathways that exist in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Interview skills and “barrier busting” help with support to obtain necessities for the field like appropriate clothing, help with temporary child care costs, criminal record and driver’s abstract checks, transportation costs
  • Job Coaching before, during and after placement to help retain the job
  • For current employees leadership and train-the- trainer training to offer a chance for advancement in the sector
  • Career pathway planning and skills development beyond the placement

To learn more about this program and how you can get involved, please contact countyworkforcepartnership@gmail.com or call 613-476-2421


magnet-logo-horizontalPrince Edward County Job Board on Magnet.com

Please click Here to enter the Magnet Portal.

Magnet’s network currently includes over 80,000 job seekers, 31 universities & colleges, 7,000 employers and 170 community partners. Through this portal, employers and local job seekers have access to the service’s full benefits, both within the region and across the entire network.

Magnet was designed to bridge the gap between post-secondary recruitment and the ability of students to match their skills to real labour market needs. Magnet’s job-matching technology is tailored to effectively communicate student’s experiences, accomplishments, skills and education to potential employers. Magnet now serves all Canadians and utilizes an advanced, blind recruitment model that can effectively and efficiently match people with opportunities aligning with their skills, preferences and talent. Both the job seeker and employer can apply and search for free, however employers pay $10 per connection made.

Other Job Board Resources

For a more personal job search help, Career Edge can help you find a position in your field of expertise. They can work on your behalf, using their business connections (including new one’s) to make connections with employers. We encourage you to contact Career Edge (613-476-6456 today to get started on your job hunt.

Unemployed and looking for work?

Ontario Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program that provides work experience to unemployed job seekers within projects that benefit the community or local economy. At the end of their participation, participants in the program will have recent work experience and additional skills to add to their résumés, increasing their chances of successfully finding long-term employment.

Who can apply?

Job seekers who are unemployed can apply to participate if they meet one of the following conditions:

  • They established a claim for Employment Insurance benefits or their Employment Insurance benefit period ended within the past three years.
  • They established a claim for Employment Insurance maternity or parental benefits and were paid benefits within the past five years, and are re-entering the labour force after having left it to care for newborn or newly adopted children.