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Resume Help

Let us help you to craft the perfect resume.

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Workshops

From resume writing and interview tips, to information about the local market, our workshops can help you to find your job.


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Students / Youth

We have workshops and programs designed to meet your unique needs.

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Job Search

Check out our job board which features the
latest opportunities from around the region.

What We Do

Our Employment Service team is here to serve all members of the Upper Ottawa Valley community in the Petawawa, Deep River, and Deux Rivières area. Whether you are a job seeker, a military spouse, a student, or new to the area, we are a free, bilingual and confidential service that will work with you to help you plan for success.


Our team of friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff members will help you through every step of the way — no matter how much employment help you need. We offer up-to-date resources and information to navigate your own search, personalized one-on-one assistance to guide you through the job-search process, and access to workshops to assist you with resume, cover letter, interview techniques, and more.

FAQs

  • Our Employment Service team is here to serve you!

    Our services are available to all members of the Upper Ottawa Valley community in the Petawawa, Deep River, and Deux Rivières area. Whether you are a job seeker, a military spouse or veteran, a student, or an employer, we are a free and confidential service that will work with you to help you plan for success.

  • We have employment counsellors available to give you the advice you need. 

    Call or visit our offices to find out what we can do to help you. 

    We also have a large database of jobs to help you find local opportunities. Go to the Browse Jobs tab at the top of the page. Using the filters you can customize your search to help you find the right match!

  • Every month, we offer free workshops to help job seekers prepare for their job search. These informal workshops are great opportunities to learn, share ideas, and explore options. 

    Please call us at 613-687-1717 or 613-584-1717 to find out when these workshops are running at the Employment Service location closest to you.

    Can’t Make It to a Workshop?

    If you are unable to attend a workshop that interests you, don’t worry — just get in touch with our staff and they will meet with you to help get you on track for a successful job search.

    Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

    Not sure why your resume never seems to get a response? Maybe it is time for a resume update! In this friendly, casual workshop, our resume specialists will guide you through creating a unique, professional resume that highlights your strengths — and gets you an interview.

    You know you are the right person for the job — now you just need to show future employers. We will help you write a personalized cover letter that introduces you and your skills to an employer in a professional, effective way.

    Topics Include: Interview etiquette, before and after the interview, and much more.When you leave, you’ll know how to deliver a confident, relaxed job interview that shows off your experience and skills.

    Basic Computer Workshops

    Do you need computer skills to help you in your job search or to qualify you for jobs? We offer computer workshops for beginners to help increase basic computer literacy.

  • If you are a student, we can help you to find meaningful employment that will build your work skills. Contact us at either of our locations for personalized help.

    Find a Student Internship

    If you are in school or a recent graduate, we can put you in touch with some of the many programs that are available to enhance your work skills.

    • The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) Internship Program
    • Ontario Internship Program (Ontario Public Service)
    • First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (for 16- to 18-year-olds)
    • Local internship opportunities

    For more information about this Employment Ontario program, visit the Jumpstart Your Career website.

    Find a Summer Job

    If you are in high school, college, vocational school, or university, we can help you find a summer job that helps you earn money for school, builds your work skills, and contributes to a better community. 

    Check out our Job List, updated daily, or ask our knowledgeable and friendly staff about the many Employment Ontario programs designed to get young people working in the summer months:

    - Jobs in the Ontario Public Service, including at Provincial Parks and Ministries

    - The Stewardship Youth Ranger program

    - The Aboriginal Youth Work Exchange Program

    - Articling and Summer Law Program

    - Aboriginal Articling and Summer Law Program

    - Local summer job opportunities

    Be Your Own Boss This Summer

    Have you ever dreamed of starting your own company? The Summer Company program provides eligible entrepreneurial youth (ages 15 to 29) with business coaching, mentoring, and funding to start their own summer businesses. We can help you find out if you are eligible.

  • We offer a variety of programs and services available to help apprentices through every stage of their training.

    We can help you:

    - Find out which skilled trade requires registration and certification in Ontario

    - Find an apprenticeship opportunity in your area

    - Funding for new apprentices

    There is a chance you may be eligible for:

    - Apprenticeship scholarships
    - Financial help to pay for your training and tools
    - Federal government grants from Service Canada
    - A signing bonus
    - And more!
  • Career Counselling

    Not sure about your next step? Talk to our team about your experience, skills, and interests. We will help you focus your job search on the opportunities that are most suited for you.

    • Determine which career path will best fulfill your goals
    • Learn about what opportunities are available to you in your area
    • Plan to make your dreams a reality!

    The Second Career Program

    Our team is on hand to help determine whether or not you are eligible and suitable for Second Career funding, including tuition and living expenses. If you are, we can help you retrain for a second career and submit your application for financial assistance. We’re here to help make it easy! For personalized help, contact us. For more information about this Employment Ontario program, visit the Second Career website.

    Be Your Own Boss

    If you have been laid off, maybe now is the time to become your own boss. Our team can advise you about starting your own business, and we can help get you started down the path of self-employment. Find out if you are eligible to apply for Ontario Self-Employment Benefit funding. For personalized help, contact us. For more information about this Employment Ontario program, visit the Ontario Self-Employment Benefit website.

    Help for Older Job Seekers (Ages 55–64)

    We know that tough financial times have hit everyone hard —especially older workers. The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) helps older job seekers, ages 55 to 64, reintegrate into the workforce.

    We can put you in touch with a local TIOW program provider that:

    - Assists older workers in smaller communities

    - Increases older workers’ ability to find employment

    - Helps older workers remain productive

Workshops

Each of our Employment Service Offices offers free workshops to help job seekers prepare for their job search. These are a great opportunity to learn, share ideas, and explore options.

Some of our monthly workshops include: Resume, cover letter and interview assistance, second career information, military to civilian career transition, and more.  

If you are unable to attend a workshop that interests you, don’t worry — just get in touch with our staff and they will meet with you to help get you on track for a successful job search. For more information, contact us at either of our locations.

Youth Programs

If you are currently in high school, attending post-secondary, or recently graduated, we can help you to enhance your work skills. Students who work earn money for school, build their skills, and contribute to a better community. 


You have options: start an internship, be your own boss, or find a summer job — whatever path you choose, we can help. 


For more information on our youth programs and services, contact us at either of our locations. 

Education & Resources

We can put you in touch with a list of free, bilingual, resources that will help you to upgrade your basic education, finish high school or earn your high school equivalency. If not knowing English or French is keeping you from getting the job you want, we can assist you in finding second language training programs in our area. Learn in a classroom, or online, during a time that is convenient to you.

For more information or personalized help, contact us at either of our two locations.

Computer Labs

Our Employment Service locations have computer labs and equipment to assist you with your job search and/or skills upgrading. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are also on hand to offer technical support if you need it. The use of these resources is free of charge, and no appointment is necessary. 


We also offer beginner–friendly computer workshops to help increase basic computer literacy. We can show you how to search online job banks, to apply for a job online, and more.

The Second Career Program

Our team is on hand to help determine whether or not you are eligible and suitable for Second Career funding, including tuition and living expenses. If you are, we can help you retrain for a second career and submit your application for financial assistance. We’re here to help make it easy! For personalized help, please call our office at (613) 687-1717 (Petawawa) or (613) 584-1717 (Deep River).

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