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Resume Help

Through editing, workshops and support we can help you to craft the perfect resume.

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Virtual Workshops

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


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Resources / Information

We will help you to find local resources and connect you with local labour market information.

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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 virtual 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 coaches 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!

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

    Please call us at 613-687-1717 to find out when these virtual workshops are running next.

    Can’t Make It to a Workshop?

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

    You can also email or call us at 613-687-1717 to get your free resume template

    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 virtual 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. After completing this virtual workshop,, 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.

    These Employment Ontario programs are funded by the Government of Canada.


  • 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 Coaching

    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.

    These Employment Ontario programs are funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

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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.

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.

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Virtual Workshops

Each of our Employment Service Offices offers free virtual 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 virtual 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 in person, or virtually, to help get you on track for a successful job search. For more information, contact us at either of our locations.

These Employment Ontario programs are funded by the Government of Canada.

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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This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

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