When you arrive in Waterloo Region a variety of local employment supports await you.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre offers pre-employment services for newcomers in Waterloo Region.

There are several Employment Ontario Employment Service agencies in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo that offer a full range of free employment services. Mobile services are also offered in Waterloo Region's rural communities. Services include:

  • Assessment of your skills and experience
  • Assistance developing job search strategies and resume preparation
  • Information about different careers, occupations and the local labour market
  • Employment and training opportunities
  • Information about other community services and support

Depending on your employment needs and career goals, an employment counsellor will determine whether you need more individualized assistance and support to develop your career and set goals, assess your skills and interests and prepare you for interviews and employment. 

Employment Ontario Agencies in Waterloo Region

385 Fairway Road S, Unit 205, Kitchener
Phone: 519-576-2681
Email: kitchener@agilec.ca

Conestoga College Career Centre
108 University Ave E, Waterloo
299 Doon Valley Dr, Kitchener
Phone: 519-885-0300 x5226
Email: waterloocareercentre@conestogac.on.ca 

165 King St E, Kitchener
Phone: 519-743-2460
35 Dickson St, Cambridge
Phone: 519-623-9380

Region of Waterloo Employment Services
235 King Street E, Kitchener
99 Regina Street S, Waterloo
150 Main Street, Cambridge
Phone: 519-883-2101 x5655
Email: EmploymentOntario@regionofwaterloo.ca

The Working Centre
58 Queen St S, Kitchener
Phone: (519) 743-1151 
Email: genmail@theworkingcentre.org

YMCA Employment Services
800 King Street W, Kitchener
Phone: 519-579-9622
258 Hespeler Road, Cambridge
Phone: 519-621-1621
Email: newcomers@ckwymca.ca

Cambridge Career Connections

40 Ainslie Street S, Cambridge
Phone: 519-622-0815

There are also other recruitment agencies in the Region that can connect you with employers.


Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre

102 King Street W, Kitchener ON