Ontario Works - Employment Resources



Check out LetsTalkEmployment.com for the latest events, programs and services to assist with your job search, and more.



We offer personalized customer service and the following:
  • Free access to internet-ready computers with word processing software and laser printers
  • Free photocopying services
  • Free faxing services
  • Free telephone / message services
  • Free mailing services
  • Local newspapers


The DNSSAB Ontario Works offices have resource centers that are free to all participants. Using these resources will help you in your job search:

  • Mattawa, 380 Main Street.  Phone 705-744-1040
  • Whitney, located at 9 Post Street (Corner of Post and Madawaska Streets.).  Phone: 613-637-1117

 Alternative Resource Centers available within Nipissing District:

  • YES Employment, located at 149 Main Street East, North Bay.  Phone 705-476-3234 ​
  • DEOC Employment Information Centre located at ,100 Main Street East, North Bay.  Phone 705-494-4774 ​
  • North Bay Public Library, located at 271 Worthington Street East, North Bay. Phone 705-474-4830
  • Northern College Community Employment Services, Employment Options Emploi. Phone 705-268-3033 ext. 4122 or email recoskiej@northern.on.ca


Job Searching Tips

Ensure your resume is up to date and make sure to check it for grammar and spelling. It is usually the first impression an employer has of you, so it’s important that you do it well;
  • Look beyond newspapers. Try community bulletin boards, the local college, your place of worship;
  • Go on-line. There are hundreds of job opportunities listed on the Internet.  Here are some you can try:
  • Research companies you are interested in, even if they are not hiring. Send them your resume and let them know that you are looking;
  • Volunteer your time. If you find you lack the experience needed for the jobs you are looking for, learn new skills by volunteering;
  • Update your skills. Refresh your skills with a course at the Ontario Works training center.

MOST IMPORTANTLY – stay motivated. Looking for a job can take time and commitment. Seek support from your friends and family.


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