SteelTown Pride: Job searches, skill development, and $$

Employment Job Search

Sometimes career paths and ‘the path to success’ are not always as linear as we predicted when we were young. Sometimes we could use a little help and guidance along the way.

Check out this week’s edition for how you can get on the path to better financial health and a fruitful career that will allow you to provide for yourself and your loved ones.

You can find previous editions of SaultOnline’s outreach series by clicking here for food and Neighbourhood Resource Centre info and here for shelter info.


Credit Counselling Services Sault Ste. Marie – Provides free full credit counselling services, help with repayment plans, budgeting, and debt consolidation. Open Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, Tuesday by appointment 4:30-5:30. Reach them at 705-254-1424 or [email protected] They are located at 298 Queen St. E.

Community Assistance Trust – Helps to provide financial assistance for rental arrears, utilities, eyeglasses, baby items, emergency dental, and other emergency financial needs. Can be contacted at 705-256-7476 ext. 222 or [email protected] for more information.

Ontario Disability Support Program – Assists with income and employment support for people with disabilities. Visit them at 540 Albert St. E. 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday, or call 705-759-5266 for more information.

Ontario Works – Financial and employment assistance for those who are in temporary financial need. Visit them at 540 Albert St. E. 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday, or call 705-759-5266 for more information.

More information and online applications to both OW and ODSP can be found here.


 Employment Solutions – Job search, training, and employment maintenance assistance, as well as assistance and financial support for laid-off workers. Visit 421 Bay St. 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday with extended hours on Wednesday until 6pm, or call 705-945-0705, or check out their website.

ER Employment Consulting – Assists individuals to find and retain employment within their community. Call 705-253-8973 or e-mail [email protected] for more information. They are located at 137 Andrew St.

Sault Community Career Centre – Provides and supports career assistance to individuals as well as resources and consulting. Available Monday to Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm and Thursdays 8:30am-7:00pm at 503 Queen St. E. Call 705-759-0909 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Sault Community Career Centre Newcomer Settlement Services – Assists newcomers with job search and employment counselling. Available Monday to Wednesday 8:30am-4pm, Thursday 8:30am-7:00pm, and Saturday 10am-1pm at 503 Queen St. E.

YMCA – STTEP (Start Transitions Toward Employment Program)  – 14 week pre-employment program providing 4 weeks of classroom instruction and 10 weeks of full-time employment. More information can be found online or by calling 705-949-3133.

Indian Friendship Centre Apatisiwin Employment Services – Offers employment counselling, job information, and resume assistance, as well as employment, income, self-employment, and apprenticeship support. Find out more at 705-256-5634 or at their website. They can be visited at 122 East St from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Metis Nation of Ontario Education and Training – Skills training and development/employment services for Metis people. Visit 26 Queen St. E., or call 705-254-1768. More information on services can be found here.

Garden River First Nation Anishinabek Innovation and Training Centre – Helps Aboriginal people prepare for and find high-demand jobs quickly. Contact [email protected] or call 705-256-5413. They can be visited at 6 Shingwauk St.

Program Read – Helps provide literacy and basic skills training to prepare for employment, apprenticeship, etc., free of charge. Call 705-946-3953 or e-mail [email protected] for more information. They can be visited at 169 Spring St.

Whether you need these resources now or not, it doesn’t hurt to stay informed about what tools are available in our community, especially in a world that is as modern as fast-moving as ours, where the nature of the economy and job development changes every day.

Share with a friend or a group who may need this, you never know who could be down but not out.



  1. A very good step in the right direction from all these dedicated local agencies. Now let’s hope that all these public services are met with enthusiasm, participation and as an opportunity that should be taken advantage of by those who, in most cases, desperately need them. Time will tell.

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