Soon after you arrive in Canada, you will want to start working in a job that matches your skills and experiences. Waterloo Region offers a many job opportunities to match what you are looking for.

Finding the right job in Canada can take time. There are many resources to help you find the job you want by helping you understand:

As an employee in Ontario, you have rights under federal and provincial law. There are also standards that you and your employer must follow. provides many resources about working in Ontario. Take time to learn about:

Workplace health and safety standards are very strict in Ontario. The Ontario Ministry of Labour provides information on how to work safely and can be contacted for more information at 1-877-202-0008.

The Workers' Action Centre provides information and resources in multiple languages to help protect the rights and improve the lives workers in Ontario.

Your settlement worker or employment counsellor can provide you with information to help you understand your employment options in Waterloo Region.


YMCA Immigrant & Employment Services

800 King Street W, Kitchener ON
258 Hespeler Road, Cambridge ON

KW Phone: 519-579-9622

Cambridge Phone: 519-621-1621

Email YMCA Immigrant & Employment Services