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For Employers

  • Placing your job posting on our online Job Board or in house Job Board
  • Posting on social media
  • Collecting and pre-screening candidate resumes
  • Hosting job fairs and information sessions
  • Connecting you with hiring and training incentives
  • Offering workshops and training
  • Assisting with disability-related accommodations

What We Do

We offer a number of services funded in part by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

For Employers

  • Placing your job posting on our online Job Board or in house Job Board
  • Posting on social media
  • Collecting and pre-screening candidate resumes
  • Hosting job fairs and information sessions
  • Connecting you with hiring and training incentives
  • Offering workshops and training
  • Assisting with disability-related accommodations

 

Job Seekers

  • Bilingual services
  • Free and confidential access to job search and career exploration resources
  • Free and low-cost workshops to improve your career prospects
  • A team of dedicated employment professionals to help you find and maintain employment
  • Mock interviews to help boost your confidence
  • Assessments to help you identify the career that’s right for you
  • Referrals to other community resources
  • Assistance with resumes, cover letters, job applications, interview prep, networking, and returning to the workforce
  • Assistance with Second Career application

What Sets us Apart

  • Client-focused service
  • Extensive knowledge of local labour market
  • Knowledge of disability accommodations
  • Matching employers with a pool of experienced candidates
  • Experienced staff working with a diverse array of client backgrounds and disabilities
  • Professional staff trained on recent employment and market trends

Community Involvement

  • If you know of a community event we should be involved in, please contact us.
  • To see META in the community, check out our social media posts!

Service

What Sets us Apart

  • Client-focused service
  • Extensive knowledge of local labour market
  • Knowledge of disability accommodations
  • Matching employers with a pool of experienced candidates
  • Experienced staff working with a diverse array of client backgrounds and disabilities
  • Professional staff trained on recent employment and market trends

Community Involvement

  • If you know of a community event we should be involved in, please contact us.
  • To see META in the community, check out our social media posts!

Service

Our History

META has been working with employers and job seekers since 1979. Check out our history to see how we got to where we are today.

1979

META started as a satellite office of the Vocational Department in the Kingston General Hospital providing work adjustment training through fee-for-service funding from MCSS and Canada Employment Services.

1981

META was incorporated as a not-for-profit, registered charity with a volunteer board of directors.

1990

META began offering itinerant services to ODSP clients in the Durham Region.

1994

Our Whitby office opened offering fee-for-service, Job Finding Club and ODSP.

1997

Our Whitby office was awarded funding to launch its Growth Opportunities (GO) program.

2010

Our Belleville office was selected as a designated Employment Ontario site.

2013

Our Belleville office received additional funding for youth employment.

2014

Our Belleville office was selected to run the Summer Jobs Service (SJS), and funding for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant program began.

2018

Our Supported Employment program began in our Belleville office. 

2019

Our Whitby office opened its new Resource and Information Centre.

Helping people achieve their career goals for over 35 years

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Mission & Vision

META provides employment services to help facilitate a more resilient, vibrant, and ever-changing community

 

We envision a community that supports competitive and diverse employment for all individuals. We will continue to transform while providing current resources that reflect all facets linked to career goals in order to make that vision come to life.

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OUR VALUES:

Integrity / Ethics

We provide honest, quality service while maintaining and adhering to confidentiality.

Excellence

We provide prompt, courteous and superior customer service.

Respect

We are committed to fairness and compassion in our interactions with others.

Innovation

We support continuous self-development and improvement in our work.

Accessibility

We ensure the equality of all individuals, regardless of ethnic origin, race, gender, age or disability through equal access to resources and services.

Community Engagement

We actively engage the community and work collaboratively with other community service providers.

Leadership

We foster leadership and we use our expertise to influence positive social and economic change.

Values

Programs and Services

About

META offers a variety of government-funded programs to both job seekers and employers, all at no cost!  For more detailed information regarding our programs and services, please contact us today, or visit one of the following links:

GO

The Growth Opportunities (GO) Program provides employment services through funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and is offered at no cost to participants. 

ODSP-ES

The ODSP Employment Supports Program is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and is available to job seekers who meet specific program criteria. 

Supported Employment

The Supported Employment Program is based on an evidence-based model that provides employment services to people with disabilities who want more intensive support services.

COJG

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant gives eligible businesses funding to help train workers. No one knows better than you, the employer, what skills your team needs to succeed.

Employment Services

We offer assistance to all types of job seekers. Whether you are just starting out, looking to re-enter the workforce or are considering a career change, we’re here to help!

Contact Us for more information!

We've worked with some great companies already. We think you should join them in your quest for top talent.

“Thank you so much for all your help this year. Without you nothing that has happened would have been possible.”

– Client

Success

FAQs:

I just got laid off from my job. What do I do?

If you don’t know where to start, we can set-up an appointment with an Employment Specialist to discuss the options that are available to you.

Can I print my resume here?

Yes. Our Resource Centres are available to the general public for job search activities. We have a number of computers available and staff are here to assist, should you need it.

Can you help me with my cover letter?

Our Resource Centres provide handouts to assist with this activity. Staff are also available to offer suggestions, as well as proof-read your document(s), if needed.

I haven’t been through a job interview in a number of years. Can I schedule a mock interview?

Absolutely. Speak with a Resource Centre staff member and they will be able to set up a time for you to come in for a practice interview. When you finish the interview, staff will offer helpful suggestions to improve this skill.

I am new to the region. Can you assist me with finding employment?

Yes. Staff are available to assist with resume development and job applications. You may also access other community resources in our Resource Centres.

I’m an employer looking for training. Where do I start?

Contact us to speak with a Job Developer or visit:

I’m an employer looking to hire. Where do I start?

If you would like help with hiring, we can direct you to our Job Developers or provide assistance with job postings.

Contact Us for more information!

Belleville Office

Unit 8, 161 Bridge Street W. 
Belleville, ON K8P 1K2

Phone: 613-966-9069
Toll Free: 1-888-401-9636
Fax: 613-966-7357

Marmora Office

10 Forsyth Street
Marmora, ON

Phone: 613-966-9069
Toll Free: 1-888-401-9636
Fax: 613-966-7357