Employability Services Organizations
Employability services organizations (also referred to as “employability assistance organizations” or “employment assistance organizations”) are available to help you with your job search. There are nearly 400 organizations of this type in Québec’s 17 administrative regions.
Finding an employability services organization
The Répertoire des organismes spécialisés en employabilité (French only makes it easy to find organizations that provide employability services. Do a search by region or type of clientele to obtain a list of names.
Services offered by employability services organizations
Services may vary from one organization to another. We recommend that you find out which services you can access before going to an organization.
Most employability services organizations offer the following services:
- Access to job search tools (computers, fax machines, documentation, etc.)
- Help with finding a job or going back to school
- Job readiness activities
- Help with writing a résumé or cover letter and preparing for interviews
- Career transition assistance
- Counselling – guidance
- Job search clubs
- Support for entering or re-entering the labour market
Using the services of an employability services organization
It’s easy to use the services of an employability services organization. Once you have found one, call it to schedule an appointment with an employment counsellor. This first meeting will enable the counsellor to identify your needs and direct you to the appropriate services.