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Employment Training


The Ontario Works offices in Dryden, Kenora, Sioux Lookout and Ignace offer employment resources which include:

  • Career Self-Assessment Tools
  • Job Finding Clubs are offered throughout the year
  • Job bank, Job Listings, newspapers
  • Job Search Resource Materials
  • Labour Market Information
  • Information about Adult Education, College courses and training opportunities
  • Photocopier, Fax Machine, Computers and the Internet

Visit your local office to take advantage of this job searching program

Additional Supports and services are available from:

Community Placements

You will have the opportunity to participate in community placements. Volunteer community placements provide many benefits to people searching for employment:.

  • Provide valuable work experience
  • Help develop employment related skills
  • Build self confidence
  • Provide work references
  • Provide a network of contacts with employers and fellow workers

Employment Placements

Ontario Works offices provide Employment Placement opportunities for job ready recipients. Employment Placements offer:

  • Pre Employment training
  • Screening, matching and hiring assistance
  • Assistance with Workplace Safety Insurance
  • Financial incentives to employers such as training allowance and/or wage subsidy
  • Follow up human resources to support people in job retention strategies

Life Skills Training

Ontario Works provides a full program of life skills courses. Some of these courses assist people with life style challenges while other courses are valuable additions to resumes.

A partial list of courses available includes:

  • Assertiveness Training
  • Stress Management
  • Budgeting/Money Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Job Maintenance
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Styles, Triggers and Management
  • Interview Skills
  • Smart Serve
  • WHMIS
  • Service Excellence
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Safe Food Handlers
  • Boating Safety
  • Traffic Control Person/Flagging
  • Chain saw Certification

Services Overview

The Kenora District Services Board is committed to helping you find employment and is constantly looking for way to help you improve your chances. Here are a few more resources to help you along the way.

Contact Us

Our hours of operation are Mon.-Fri. 8am to 4:30 pm for all general inquiries please fell free to contact us.

Address: 211 Princess Street, Dryden Ontario, P8N 3L5
Telephone: (807) 223-2100
FAX: (807) 223-6500
Others: (807) 468-KDSB(5372)
E-mail: kdsb@kdsb.on.ca