About Us

Creating sustainable employment and prosperity in the Muskoka-Kawarthas economic region.


To empower people to find and keep the jobs they want, and employers to find the labour they need – to build better lives, better communities and a better world.


Creating prosperity and transforming communities through sustainable employment.


Responsiveness, collaboration, inclusiveness, innovation, accountability.

What We Do

As the Service System Manager (SSM) for employment services in the Muskoka-Kawarthas economic region, Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services (MKES) — a division of Fleming College — oversees the operation of all employment service providers in Haliburton County, City of Kawartha Lakes, District of Muskoka, Northumberland County, and City and County of Peterborough.

Serving both job seekers and employers, MKES assists its communities with locally responsive employment programs and services, with a goal to remove systemic barriers for clients and improve overall job retention.

By creating more opportunities for sustainable employment, MKES aims to build prosperity within our communities and contribute to a strong regional economy that benefits everyone.

Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.


Services en Français

Nos fournisseurs de services Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services son theureux de fournir un soutien à l’emploi en français et en anglais.  Pourles services en français, veuillez envoyer un courriel: mkes@flemingcollege.ca et indiquez la zone où vous avez besoin de service.

En function de votre emplacement, les services peuvent être fournis en personne, par téléphone, par e-mail ou par écrit.

Contact Us

Peterborough Square
360 George Street North, Unit 58
Peterborough, ON  K9H 7E7


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Meet our Team

Sarah Haase
Director, Workforce Development

Leads Fleming’s Employment and Career Services, develops program and service strategies that align with Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development expectations, and manages stakeholder relations with service providers.

Rebecca Wasson
Employment Retention Specialist

Responsible for program and service development, implementation, and ongoing frontline support specifically for persons with disabilities and individuals with higher support needs.

Tammy Jinkerson
Employment Services Coordinator

Maintains effective relationships with external and internal stakeholders and leads Skill Development Fund programs.

Paula Walton
Public Relations

Responsible for brand management, marketing, communications, outreach and  employer/stakeholder relations.

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Kendra Brightnose
Indigenous Consultant

Engages with local organizations that serve Indigenous people to deliver long-term, sustainable outcomes for Indigenous job seekers.

Amrit Singh
IT Analyst

Develops and implements technical solutions based on MKES business requirements and projects.

Joy Cyr
Administrative Assistant

Point of contact for employment service providers, responsible for frontline service for public inquiries and MKES team logistics.

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Quality Assurance Specialist

Responsible for contract management, data and analysis, evaluation, performance management, systems (CaMS and Common Assessment)

Our Virtual Employment Advisors

Our Virtual Employment Advisors provide on-demand support to job seekers, employers, and community members via live chat and video conferencing directly from our website. Our Advisors are available online between Monday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to provide you with information and advice about job search, resumes and cover letters, interview techniques, posting a job, and many other career and employment topics.

Not sure if our Advisor can help?  Just ask, click our Live Chat button now.


Fleming College Lights It Up! For Disability Awareness

Peterborough, ON (October 19, 2022) – Fleming College is lighting it up for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

On October 20 at 7 p.m. buildings at all three of Fleming’s campuses along with 17 employment services providers managed by Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services (MKES) will be lit in bright-purple and blue lighting during Light It Up! For NDEAM®, an annual event with the Ontario Disability Employment Network. The night celebrates the many contributions those with disabilities make in their workplaces and ignites conversations about disability inclusion in employment.

“Light It Up! For NDEAM® reminds us that we must constantly work toward removing barriers to employment and education for those living with disabilities and demonstrates a commitment to creating a welcoming place for everyone,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “We encourage businesses and organizations in our campus communities to join us and light it up on October 20.”

Throughout October MKES has planned several employer workshops focused on supporting accessible workplaces. The final workshop on Oct. 20 runs from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., is free to attend and open to everyone. Visit here for more information about the event along with other services from MKES.

Light it Up! For NDEAM® takes place in big cities, small towns, and rural communities across Canada. In addition to lighting buildings in hues of purple and blue in the evening, employees are encouraged to wear those colours to work during the day.

For more information about Light It Up! For NDEAM®, please email mkes@flemingcollege.ca.