Frequently asked questions for job seekers and employers from Community Employment Services

Job seekers:

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

A. We are here for you during these challenging times. While our physical office is closed, we are still OPEN and operating virtually. All regular services are available. Contact us for a one-on-one virtual appointment with an Employment Consultant to explore your employment needs and develop a return to work action plan. Discuss job opportunities, develop your resume/cover letter with expert guidance and explore training options. Call or text us at 226-268-5122 or email ces@fanshawec.ca.
 

Q. How can I access Employment Insurance?

A. The Government of Canada has created a Temporary Income Support for Workers and Parents program for Canadians without paid sick leave (or similar workplace accommodation) who are sick, quarantined or forced to stay home to care for children. Application for the Benefit will be available in April 2020 and require Canadians to attest that they meet the eligibility requirements.

For Canadians who lose their jobs or face reduced hours due to COVID-19's impact, the government launched the Longer-Term Income Support for Workers.
 

Q. Do I qualify for the Canadian Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB)?

A: Details about the CERB, 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. We are here for you during these challenging times. While our physical office is closed, we are still OPEN and operating virtually. All regular services are available. Contact us for a one-on-one virtual appointment with an Employment Consultant to explore education and training options in line with your career goal. You may be eligible for the provincial government's Second Career program. Call or text us at 226-268-5122 or email us at ces@fanshawec.ca for more information.
 

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

A. We are here for you during these challenging times. While our physical office is closed, we are still OPEN and operating virtually. All regular services are available. Contact us for a one-on-one virtual appointment with an Employment Consultant to identify your interests, aptitudes, values and personality type and discover what job or career best fits you. Learn about the local labour market and employment and training opportunities that exist in line with your career goal. You may be eligible for the provincial government’s Second Career program. Call or text us at 226-268-5122, or email ces@fanshawec.ca for more information.
 

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

A. In line with the provincial government's mandate that essential services remain open as the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, specific industries and businesses are hiring. We encourage you to visit job search specific websites including our website SWO Jobs, Job Bank, Indeed, Local Jobs Hub or visit retailer websites directly (i.e. Walmart, Costco, Tim Horton’s) to search for vacancies. While our physical office is closed, we are still OPEN and operating virtually. All regular services are available. Contact us for a one-on-one virtual appointment with an Employment Consultant to explore your employment needs and develop a return to work action plan. Discuss job opportunities, develop your resume/cover letter with expert guidance and explore training options. Call or text us at 226-268-5122, or email ces@fanshawec.ca.
 

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

A. We are here for you during these challenging times. While our physical office is closed, we are still OPEN and operating virtually. Send your resume to ces@fanshawec.ca. If you require additional assistance, do not hesitate to contact us for a one-on-one virtual appointment with an Employment Consultant to explore your employment needs and develop a return to work action plan. Discuss job opportunities, develop your resume/cover letter with expert guidance and explore training options. Call or text us at 226-268-5122 or email ces@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 by email at career@fanshawec.ca.
 

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

A. Yes, we are here for you. While our physical office is closed, we are still OPEN and operating virtually. All regular services are available. Contact us for a one-on-one virtual appointment with an Employment Consultant to explore your employment needs and develop an action plan. Discuss job opportunities, develop your resume/cover letter with expert guidance and explore training options. Call us at 226-268-5122 or email ces@fanshawec.ca.

Interview practice is available online. You can also review and critique your interview at the same site.
 

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

A. Yes, if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident you can access our services. If not, you are welcome to access our workshops only. While our physical office is closed, we are still OPEN and operating virtually. All regular services are available. Contact us for a one-on-one virtual appointment with an Employment Consultant to explore your employment needs and develop an action plan. Discuss job opportunities, develop your resume/cover letter with expert guidance and explore training options. Call us at 226-268-5122 or email ces@fanshawec.ca.
 

Q. Is Community Employment Services Fanshawe aware of any local employers with temporary jobs available?

A. Community Employment Services Fanshawe is here to help you find a career that fits your skills and dreams. We provide clients with structured and individualized support for conducting effective and organized job searches. We encourage you to visit job search specific websites including our website SWO Jobs, Job Bank, Indeed, Local Jobs Hub or visit retailer websites directly (i.e. Walmart, Costco, Tim Horton’s) to search for vacancies. While our physical office is closed, we are still OPEN and operating virtually. All regular services are available. Contact us for a one-on-one virtual appointment with an Employment Consultant to explore your employment needs and develop a return to work action plan. Discuss job opportunities, develop your resume/cover letter with expert guidance and explore training options. Call or text us at 226-268-5122, or email ces@fanshawec.ca.
 

Employers

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

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

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. We are here for you during these challenging times. While our physical office is closed, we are still OPEN and operating virtually. All regular services are available. Visit the Our Team section on our website to connect with an Employment Consultant. Call or text us at 226-268-5122, or email us at ces@fanshawec.ca.
 

Q. What services do you offer to local businesses?

A. We are here for you during these challenging times. While our physical office is closed, we are still OPEN and operating virtually. All regular services are available.

  • Providing guidance to those workers seeking to file online EI claims;
  • Assistance with providing consultation to employee groups being temporarily laid off – seeking basic need supports, mental health services/referrals, etc.;
  • Post your employment opportunities on our website and at the College;
  • Attract and recruit employees with the skills you need;
  • Arrange staffing interviews and job fairs;
  • Refer clients pre-screened to meet your requirements;
  • Assess candidate abilities/skills with our Job Trial option;
  • Access potential hiring incentives;
  • Learn about tax credits and grants available to employers who offer apprenticeships;
  • Apply for Canada Ontario Job Grants to offset cost of employee training.

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