Serving the Peterborough area for 50+ years


Your employment experts in the City and County of Peterborough!

You can rely on our employment service providers to:
  • know the local labour market
  • help individuals with career planning, switching careers, or transitioning out of poverty
  • help job seekers find work, prepare a resume, prepare for an interview, develop skills and support their journey through their first year of a new job
  • help employers find workers, enhance hiring and onboarding processes, deliver skills training to staff, and retain employees
  • offer government-funded programs
  • help with accessibility needs
  • work with specialized supports and community organizations to provide clients with wrap-around service
  • unite workers, employers, and community organizations for a stronger community.
Service for Job Seekers
  • Government-funded career training and skill development
  • Understanding labour market information
  • Career planning and career aptitude tests
  • Job search
  • Cover letter and resume writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Accessibility needs
  • Employment counselling
  • Better Jobs Ontario program (formerly Second Career)
Service for Employers
  • Labour market information and job descriptions
  • Accommodations in the workplace
  • Job postings and hiring processes
  • Onboarding and retention programs
  • Building inclusive and diverse workplaces
  • Land Acknowledgement and Indigenous resources
  • Access to the Canada-Ontario Job Grant and other government-funded training and skill development opportunities for employees

|  Contact an Employment Service Provider today!

Local Job Boards

Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services

As the Government of Ontario’s Service System Manager for Employment Services in the Muskoka-Kawarthas economic region, Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services (a division of Fleming College) oversees the operation of Fleming CREW, Job Quest, and Canadian Hearing Services. Together, we are advancing employment services by implementing innovative solutions to job search, hiring, mental health support, diversity, inclusion, and training needs of today’s local labour market.


Phone: 705-740-9014
Drop-in (Peterborough):
Brookdale Plaza, 863 Chemong Road, Unit 20-A
Drop-in (Lakefield): 25 Bridge St.

Employment Planning & Counselling

Phone: 705-748-9110
Drop-in: 418 Sheridan Street, Peterborough

YMCA of Peterborough Employment Services

Phone: 705-748-4070
Drop-in: 123 Aylmer Street South, Peterborough

Alternatives Community Program Services

Phone: 705-742-0806
Drop-in: 270 Braidwood Avenue, Peterborough

Employment Services are available for any person with a barrier to employment that is ready, willing and able to secure competitive employment in the community.

Canadian Hearing Service logo.

Canadian Hearing Services

Phone: 1-866-518-0000
Drop-in: 315 Reid St, Peterborough

CHS is a provider of services, products, and education that empower the Deaf and hard of hearing to overcome barriers to employment participation.

Peterborough Community Services

Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services
Emotional and practical support to victims of crime and tragedy via phone, on-scene, and in office – 24/7.

705-878-5505  |   1-800-574-4401    |  |

Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Alateen

705-745-6111  |   |

Canadian Cancer Society

We offer support and information for people with cancer and their family, friends and caregivers.

1-888-939-3333   |

Four Counties Addiction Services Team (Fourcast)
Out-patient services for individuals and/or family with addiction. Serving the counties of Peterborough, Northumberland, Haliburton, and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

705-876-1292  or  1-800-461-1909  |   |

Peterborough Family Health Team

The family health team includes family doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, mental health clinicians, registered dietitians, pharmacists, medical secretaries, and support staff. It is made up of five Family Health Organizations located at clinics across the city and county, and the Partners in Pregnancy Clinic (PIPC).

705-740-8020   |

Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC)

PRHC is a regional hospital delivering acute healthcare to a rapidly-growing population of more than 300,000 in Peterborough and the surrounding communities.

Healthcare Services:  705-743-2121   |   |
Mental Health Services:    705-876-5141   |


Brock Mission – The Open Table
Our community meal program continues to serve 50-100 people from Monday to Friday, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The meal is available to all who would like to join us.

705-748-4766 ext. 3   |    |

Food Supports in Peterborough
Food banks, free meals, cooking classes, community gardens, and workshops are available in the City and County of Peterborough. Food banks may have different requirements such as identification needed or the number of times you can visit each month. Please contact organizations directly or visit their website for details.

Used Clothing and Household Items

Salvation Army Thrift Store
863 Chemong Rd, Peterborough   |   705-742-0483   |

Vinnies – St Vincent De Paul Store
799 Erskine Ave, Peterborough   |

Aboriginal Housing
To provide safe and affordable housing to urban and rural First Nation, Inuit, and Métis people living off-Reserve in Ontario.

866-391-1061   |   |

Overflow Shelter

The overflow shelter program is only an option when a person is not able to get a bed at one of the main shelters in Peterborough because they are full. Shelter beds in the main shelters must be full before a bed at Overflow can be used. They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To access shelter, call one of the main shelters that you are eligible for and they will support any connections to shelter for you.   Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

210 Wolfe Street  |  705-748-4766 (ask to be transferred to Overflow)   |

Brock Mission

Centred in the community, Brock Mission has been a safe haven for the
Peterborough homeless population for over 30 years. The overflow is open from 9:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. daily.

705-748-4766  ext. 1 (for men) /  ext 2 for Women (Cameron House)  |

YWCA Crossroads Shelter
We provide 24-hour emergency shelter, meals and support for women and children fleeing abuse of any kind (physical, emotional, sexual or financial), 365 days a year.

705-743-4135   |

YES Shelter
The YES emergency shelter facility offers temporary shelter to youth 16-24 and families (any adult with custody of a child). The shelter has a total of 30 beds, 15 of which are in a separate section for family groups. The shelter is open and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

196 Brock Street   |   705-748-3851, ext. 208   |

Women’s Shelters Canada
Connects women fleeing violence to shelters, 24/7.

613-680-5119   |   |


Peterborough Transit
Peterborough Transit serves you with reliable, accessible transit services that can accommodate wheelchairs and medical scooters on all buses.  Full-size buses run on regular and express routes, as well as the Handi-Van and the Community Bus.

705-745-0525   |

One-time Transportation Service
If you don’t get financial assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program, you could be eligible. We can provide help with a one-time ride into the City of Peterborough.

705-748-8830 ext. 3226.  |

To see if you are eligible for County Van Service or Subsidized City Bus Passes, call your case worker or a social worker.

Peterborough Social Services – Ontario Works
Ontario Works provides help to those in need residing in the City and County of Peterborough.

705-748-8830  or 1-855-738-3755    |

Four County Crisis Response
24-hour, confidential crisis support via phone, outreach, email and chat online – 24/7. Ages 16 and up.

1-866-995-9933  or  705-745-6484   |

Community Counselling and Resource Centre
Services include professional counselling, credit counselling, community service orders and a housing resource centre.

705-742-4258   |

Hope for Wellness Help Line
Immediate support for emotional distress. Telephone and online counselling are available in English, French, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.

855-242-3310    |

New Canadians Centre
Free and confidential services for immigrants and refugees living in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. Community connections, employment support, immigration and settlement, English as a Second Language, and additional support services.

705-743-0882   |   |

Aboriginal Housing
To provide safe and affordable housing to urban and rural First Nation, Inuit, and Métis people living off-Reserve in Ontario.

866-391-1061   |   |

Cambium Indigenous Professional Services (CIPS)
Provides Environmental Services, Community Energy Planning Services, Climate Change/Adaptation Services, Waste Management, Duty to Consult and Accommodate Requests, Project Management, Infrastructure Management Services.

705-657-1126   |   |

Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre
The Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre is established to provide opportunities for holistic healing and learning based on the principals of Aboriginal culture, to individuals and families in a safe environment in order to foster healthy, balanced communities and nations.

1-877-534-3724  or  705-534-3724   |   |

Kagita Mikam
Improve the recruitment, training and employment of Aboriginal people. Matching training needs with qualified training organizations. Matching employment goals with qualified employers.

Curve Lake: 705-657-9455   |    |
Hiawatha: 705-295-4421 Ext. 10  |    |
Peterborough: 705-749-0101   |    |

Métis Nation
Founded in the early 1990s, by the will of Ontario Métis, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) represents the collective aspirations, rights and interests of Métis people and communities throughout Ontario.

705-876-9806 or 1-800-263-4889 Ext. 7   | to connect and be guided through everything MNO has to offer  |

Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle
1-800-663-2696 ext: 1:3 (Employment Counselling) or 705-741-0900   |

Development and delivery of healing services for Anishnaabekwewag and their families who have been abused, are being abused, or are at risk of being abused.

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre
The Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre strives to enhance the quality of life for Indigenous People in the City of Peterborough and the surrounding area. It provides a place of acceptance and well-being for urban Indigenous people through a wide range of community-based programs & services.

705-775-0387   |   |

Peterborough Native Learning Program
Provides both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people, New Canadians along with their families to improve communication, literacy, numeracy, and computer skills needed for success in further education and training, employment, or greater independence in life.

705-741-0798   |   |

Contact North
As a community-based organization, Contact North | Contact Nord helps underserved Ontarians in 600 small, rural, remote, Indigenous, and Francophone communities get jobs by making it possible for them to access education and training without leaving their communities.

705-645-4404   |

Fleming College – Academic Upgrading
Courses in a variety of subjects including math, computers, communications, and sciences can help you move forward with goals such as entry into post-secondary, employment, apprenticeship, or refreshing and gaining new skills.

1-866-353-6464  ext. 1262  |  |

Peterborough Native Learning Program
Provides both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people, New Canadians along with their families to improve communication, literacy, numeracy, and computer skills needed for success in further education and training, employment, or greater independence in life.

705-741-0798   |   |

Trent Valley Literacy Association (TVLA)
TVLA is a not-for-profit charitable organization that offers one-to-one tutoring and small group learning to support adults in developing their reading, writing, and computer literacy skills.

705-749-0777   |   |

Literacy Ontario Central South
Programs are designed for individuals 19 years of age and up.  All programs are free and confidential. Programs are available for people with a goal of an apprenticeship, employment, secondary school, post-secondary school or independence. Subsidies are available for eligible students who need support in overcoming barriers to learning.  This may include technology, childcare and transportation.

705-313-4385  |   |

211 Community Support
Easily find/search government and community-based services during COVID-19. Call or text 2-1-1 day or night to find support for all of life’s challenges. Live chat is also available Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Peterborough Public Health
Access local COVID-19 data, and information to reduce your risk of COVID-19. If you have COVID-19 symptoms please take the online self-assessment tool and follow those instructions.

1-877-743-0101  or  705-743-1000    |   |

Service Canada
Includes Employment Insurance, pensions, and benefits for housing, education, training, family, and people with disabilities.

19 George St N, Peterborough  |  1-800-622-6232   |

Victim Witness Assistance Program
Support before and at criminal court; trial prep; victim advocacy, crisis intervention, and referrals.

1-855-240-2504  or  705-755-5150   |

Peterborough County

Peterborough County is a region of urban and rural centres that offer businesses, residents, and visitors a place to grow. This includes the First Nation communities of Curve Lake and Hiawatha. Two post-secondary institutions attract a large youth population, as well as an expanding population of new Canadians and entrepreneurs. Peterborough’s economy is varied and evolving with a mix of public sector, small business, and larger industry employers. With 138,000 people and covering 3,800 square kilometres, the area has numerous lakes, rivers and trails for outdoor recreation.