Job Zone d’emploi has been providing assistance and helpful resources to employers in the city of Cornwall, counties of Stormont and Dundas, since 1985. Whether you are an employer looking to hire, or laying off employees due to downsizing, restructuring, or closure we can help you. Our services are free and confidential.

Services Available

  • Posting of job openings
  • Employee Mentoring/Job Coaching
  • Referral of Job Candidates
  • Interview Rooms
  • Assistance and support for Laid Off employees
  • Information on Community and Government Resources
  • Apprenticeship Resources and Information
  • Possible employer subsidies for eligible job seekers
  • Access to a comprehensive resource library


Eligibility Requirements to Access Wage / Training Incentive Programs

Participants Must:

  • be unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week
  • not be attending school full-time
  • be a resident of Ontario

Employers Must:

  • provide employment in Ontario
  • put participants on their payroll and must be paid at least minimum wage
  • provide permanent employment
  • offer proper training and adequate supervision
  • comply with the Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act
  • be licensed to operate in Ontario, have a Federal Business number, Third Party Liability Insurance and appropriate safety insurance coverage either through the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) or private insurance company
  • negotiate a placement contract with a Job Developer from Job Zone d’emploi (the length and amount of the contract varies depending on the position and the participant’s qualifications)

Employers Must Not:

  • use placement services to replace existing or laid-off employees
  • begin placement prior to having the placement contract signed
  • hire a relative, i.e. son, daughter, spouse, brother, sister, etc.
  • be an Employment Ontario Employment Service provider
  • displace permanent employees

As well, employers must commit to:

  • developing a relevant training/work experience plan that will help the participant achieve his/her employment goal
  • providing feedback and assessments of a participant’s skill level
  • having potential for long-term employment/contract position for the participant


Wage / Incentive Programs

Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG)

The objective of the COJG is to provide direct financial support to employers who wish to purchase training for potential or existing employees. Employers choose the individuals they would like to have trained, and the training that meets their workforce development needs. The cost of training is a shared investment between employers and the Provincial and Federal Governments.

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Job Grant.
Programs delivered by the Government of Ontario.

Youth Job Connection

The objective of this program is to prepare youth ages 16-29 by providing pre-employment training to promote job-readiness; Job matching and paid job placements, with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers; Mentorship services; and Education and work transitions support.

This Employment Ontario service is funded by the Government of Ontario.

Job Matching and Placement

The objective of this program is to provide wage incentives to offset employer costs, such as the temporary loss of productivity, increased supervision requirements and other expenses involved in hiring new employees.

This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Ontario Disabilities Support Program – Employment Services

The objective of this program is to provide supports and advocacy to individuals with disabilities who are competitively employable and want to work to prepare for and maintain a job.

Youth Job Link

This program provides youth ages 15-29 who face few barriers to employment with access to career resources and information. Placement supports for youth and hiring incentives for employers may be available for youth with no previous work experience. Employer incentives are intended to encourage employers to hire youth identified by Job Zone d’emploi who are unable to make job linkages themselves.

Please note that these programs are reviewed annually and are available, pending government funding.

For More Information, Contact:

3525 County Road Hwy 34 South
Alexandria, Ontario K0C 1A0
Tel: 613-525-1533
Fax: 613-525-4699

Job Zone d’emploi
Denise Bouchard
Employer Liaison/Liaison d’employeur
144 rue Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario K6J 3P4

Tel: 613-933-9675 ext./poste 314
Fax: 613-933-9689

La Cité collégiale
993 Notre Dame Street
Embrun, Ontario K0A 1W0
Tel: 613-741-9042 ext. 4008