Frequently asked questions for job seekers and employers from Career and Employment Services (St. Thomas/Aylmer)

Job seekers

Q. I have lost my job due to COVID-19. How can you help?

A. We are here to help during these challenging times. Contact us to schedule a virtual one-on-one appointment with an Employment Consultant to explore your employment needs, develop a return-to-work action plan, discuss job opportunities, develop your resume/cover letter and explore training options. Call us at 519-637-9876, text us your name and question to 226-210-0956 or email
 

Q. How can I access Employment Insurance?

A. The Government of Canada has made temporary changes to the Employment Insurance program to better support Canadians who need financial assistance. There are also other government supports available for individuals. Learn more about support programs on the Government of Canada website
 

Q. Do I qualify for the Canadian Recovery Benefit (CRB) or any other government supports?

A: Details about the CRB and other supports, including eligibility, are available on the Government of Canada website.
 

Q. I have been laid off and am thinking about going back to school. How can you help me?

A.  You may be eligible for the provincial government's Second Career program. Contact us to schedule a virtual or in-person one-on-one appointment with an Employment Consultant to explore education and training options in line with your career goal. Call us at 519-637-9876, text us your name and question to 226-210-0956 or email cesstt@fanshawec.ca for more information.

 

Q. I’ve been laid off and am thinking about changing careers. How can you help?

A. Contact us to schedule a virtual one-on-one appointment with an Employment Consultant to who can help identify what job or career best fits your interests, aptitudes, values and personality type. They can share details about the local labour market and employment and training opportunities to help you meet your career goal. You may also be eligible for the provincial government's Second Career program. Call us at 519-637-9876, text us your name and question to 226-210-0956 or email cesstt@fanshawec.ca for more information.

 

Q. Can you tell me who is hiring right now?

A. We encourage you to visit job search-specific websites including SWO Jobs, Job Bank, Indeed, Local Jobs Hub or search for vacancies directly on retailer sites (i.e. Walmart, Costco, Tim Horton’s). We’re here if you need help with your search. Contact us to schedule a virtual one-on-one appointment with an Employment Consultant to explore your employment needs, training options, develop a return-to-work action plan, discuss job opportunities or get expert guidance on your resume/cover letter. Call us at 519-637-9876, text us your name and question to 226-210-0956 or email cesstt@fanshawec.ca.

 

Q. I need help creating a good resume. Can you assist me?

A. Send your resume to ces@fanshawec.ca. If you require additional assistance, contact us to schedule a virtual one-on-one appointment with an Employment Consultant to explore your employment needs and get expert guidance on developing your resume and cover letter. Call us at 519-637-9876, text us your name and question to 226-210-0956 or email cesstt@fanshawec.ca.

 

Q. I am a student and need help finding a job. How can you help me?

A. If you are a student at Fanshawe College, please contact Career Services at career@fanshawec.ca. Students who live in Elgin County are welcome to contact CESSTT@Fanshawec.ca for local employment assistance.
 

Q. I have an interview coming up and I need help with interview techniques. Can you help me?

A. We are here to help you prepare for that important interview. Contact us to schedule a virtual one-on-one appointment with an Employment Consultant who can share interview techniques and other tips to help you land a job. They can even set you up with access to an online interview practice platform that allows you to review and critique your interview. Call us at 519-637-9876, text us your name and question to& 226-210-0956 or email cesstt@fanshawec.ca.
 

Q. I recently moved to Canada. Can you help me with my job search?

A. Yes, anyone who is legally eligible to work in Ontario can access our services. Contact us to schedule a virtual one-on-one appointment with an Employment Consultant to explore your employment needs and develop an action plan. Call us at 519-637-9876, text us your name and question to 226-210-0956 or email cesstt@fanshawec.ca.

 

Q. Is Career and Employment Services aware of any local employers with temporary jobs available?

A. There are often temporary opportunities available in our area. Contact us to schedule a virtual one-on-one appointment with an Employment Consultant to explore your employment needs, develop a return-to-work action plan, discuss job opportunities, develop your resume/cover letter or explore training options. Call us at 519-637-9876, text us your name and question to 226-210-0956 or email cesstt@fanshawec.ca.

Employers

Q. I am a small business owner. Where can I go for financial support to deal with COVID-19?

A. We’re here to help businesses in our area. Call us at 519-637-9876; text your name and question to 226-210-0956; or email cesstt@fanshawec.ca to connect with one of our Job Developer experts.

The Government of Canada has put measures in place to support small businesses that are facing revenue losses and to help prevent layoffs. Please visit their website to learn more about support for businesses.

Local initiatives are in place to support businesses in London. Please visit the following sites:


Q. I have to lay off some of my employees. What should I tell them?

A. Those are difficult conversations. We can help. Call us at 519-637-9876, text us your name and question to 226-210-0956 or email cesstt@fanshawec.ca to connect with a Job Developer.

 

Q. What services do you offer to local businesses?

A. We offer comprehensive supports to help local businesses and the economy thrive, including:

  • Providing guidance to those workers seeking to file online EI claims;
  • Helping employee groups being laid off – seeking new employment, basic needs supports, mental health services/referrals, etc.;
  • Posting employment opportunities on our website and at the College;
  • Attracting and recruiting employees with the skills you need;
  • Arranging staffing interviews and job fairs;
  • Referring clients pre-screened to meet your requirements;
  • Assessing candidate abilities/skills with our Job Trial option;
  • Accessing potential hiring incentives;
  • Learning about tax credits and grants available to employers who offer apprenticeships;
  • Applying for Canada Ontario Job Grants to offset cost of employee training.
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