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Please see a list of our current workshops below.

28 - 28 Jul

WORKSHOP: Preparing for Your Job Interview Jul 28, 2021 - 09:30 AM - Jul 28, 2021 - 11:00 AM Peterborough, Ontario, Peterborough, Canada

11 - 11 Aug

EPC Informational Interviews During COVID-19 Workshop Aug 11, 2021 - 15:00 PM - Aug 11, 2021 - 16:00 PM Peterborough, Ontario, Peterborough, Canada

18 - 18 Aug

Practicing Self-Care While Job Searching During COVID-19 Aug 18, 2021 - 10:00 AM - Aug 18, 2021 - 11:00 AM Peterborough, Ontario, Peterborough, Canada

25 - 25 Aug

WORKSHOP: Preparing for Your Job Interview Aug 25, 2021 - 09:30 AM - Aug 25, 2021 - 11:00 AM Peterborough, Ontario, Peterborough, Canada

Our Latest List of Open Positions

Please click the link below to access a current list of jobs open at EPC Peterborough.  We will update this list every Thursday afternoon, so check back often.  If you are interested in applying to one of these jobs call 705.748.9110, visit 418 Sheridan St or follow the instructions contained within the list (if applicable).

Here are some other places to check for also job postings:

Privacy Policy

Legal Statement

Protecting your privacy is important to Employment Planning & Counselling - Peterborough and all other web sites owned and operated by Employment Planning & Counselling - Peterborough.

We hope the following policy information will help you understand how we collect and safeguard the personal information you provide on our web sites.

Privacy Statement

The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) has established rules that Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough has used as a guide to be compliant with PIPEDA.

Information Collection

Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough collects and stores only the information we need to ensure efficient delivery of our programs and services. We will not sell, lease or otherwise distribute any personal and/or subscription information.
Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough web sites use a standard technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how you use the site.

Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough is not responsible for any improper use of your personal information that is beyond our reasonable control. However, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us. In this regard, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data while you are on the Internet.
Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough web sites contain links to other sites. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, please understand that we are not responsible for the content of, or the privacy practices employed by, other sites.

Privacy Policy

Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough is committed to ensuring the protection of personal information of our employees, clients and users of all web sites owned and operated by us.
Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough collects and stores only the information we need to ensure efficient delivery of our programs and services. We will not sell, lease or otherwise distribute any personal and/or subscription information.

The Ten Privacy Principles

Principle 1 - Accountability
  • Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough is responsible for all personal information under its control. We have established policies and procedures to comply with our privacy code and have designated staff to be accountable for compliance.
Principle 2 - Identifying Purposes

Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough will identify the purpose for which personal information shall be collected, prior to or at the time the information is to be provided. We will contact you if information is to be used for a purpose not previously identified.

Principle 3 - Consent

Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough understands the knowledge and consent of individuals are required for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, except where exempted by law.

Principle 4 - Limiting Collection

The collection of personal information will be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough.

Principle 5 - Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention

Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for any purposes other than for the purpose identified at the time of collection unless we have the consent of the identified individual or as required by law.
Personal information shall be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.

Principle 6 - Accuracy

Personal information shall be as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.

Principle 7 - Safeguarding Customer Information

Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough protects personal information with safeguards deemed appropriate to the sensitivity of the information it collects.

Principle 8 - Openness

Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough will make available to individuals specific information about its management of personal information policies and practices.

Principle 9 - Access

Upon request, Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough will inform individuals of the existence, use and disclosure of their personal information and provide access to that information. Individuals can verify the information for accuracy and can request information be amended as appropriate.

Principle 10 - Handling Complaints and Inquiries

Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough will provide procedures to receive and respond to complaints or inquires of the policies and practices of Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough's handling of personal information. These procedures will be accessible to individuals upon request.


Collection of Personal and Confidential Information On-Line

We currently collect information from users when they register for services available on web sites owned and/or operated by Employment Planning & Counselling - Peterborough.
Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough collects information from both Jobseekers and Employers at the www.jobspeterborough.ca web site.


When an Employer registers with www.jobspeterborough.ca they are required to provide their name, company name, e-mail address, web site URL, address, city, postal code, telephone number, facsimile number to asssit with posting job openings on-line and if approved by Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough.

When an Employer requests cancellation of their profile, all information will be deleted from our database. Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough will not sell, lease or otherwise distribute any information supplied to an outside source.
At our discretion we can disable and/or terminate the account of any user who may be infringing the intellectual property rights of others. Furthermore, Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough reserves the right to deny any registration request.


When e-mail is sent to us you provide your name (or tag), e-mail address, and information contained in the body and/or attachments included in the e-mail. This information will only be shared with persons outside of Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough when you have provided prior consent and when it is required to effectively fulfill your request. Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough retains all e-mail correspondence indefinitely.


A cookie is a small text file on the user's browser and hard drive that uniquely identifies the user's browser. There are two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. Session cookies are temporary and are erased when the browser exits. Persistent cookies remain on the user's hard drive until the user erases them or until they expire.

Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough only uses SESSION cookies to identify clients. When you login to Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough a session cookie is placed on your browser with an identification string. This cookie is sent back to our server with each page you request. In turn, we use this identification string to retrieve your personal information from our secure database, and send back the requested page.

Each time you login to Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough a new session cookie with a new identification string is set on your browser. Cookies are a widely used, secure method of maintaining a session with a member of our site.
If you do not have cookies enabled on your browser then Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough still provides a method to maintain a session called URL rewriting. Each time you login to our site we append the identification string to the end of the URL you request. This is the same string that would have been placed in a session cookie if your browser was enabled to accept them.

A typical session cookie identification string would look like this:


Employee Confidentiality

Employees of Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough are required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement. The Confidentiality Agreement demonstrates Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough's commitment to protecting the confidentiality of information held by us.

Limitation of Liability

Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough tries to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and security but acknowledges that complete confidentiality is not yet possible over the Internet.

Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough collects and stores only the information we need to ensure efficient delivery of our programs and services. We will not sell, lease or otherwise distribute any personal and/or subscription information.
You acknowledge and agree that Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough and it's subsidiaries shall not be responsible for any damages you suffer as a result of the transmission of sensitive information over the Internet and that such communications will be at your own risk.


Take a look at the NEW EPC!

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EPC is located at 418 Sheridan Street. 

EPC still offers outreach to Norwood and Havelock.  Please contact Sarah Held to make an appointment.


418 Sheridan Street
Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 3J9
T: 705.748.9110
F. 705.876.0887

The Peterborough Resource Centre is available to all individuals that are currently job searching.  The Resource Centre hours are listed below:

Monday: 8:45AM-4:45PM
Tuesday: 8:45AM-4:45PM
Wednesday: 8:45AM-4:45PM
Thursday: 8:45AM-6:00PM OPEN LATE!*
Friday: 8:45AM-4:45PM



Are you a student?  Looking for work? We’re here to help you with your job search.

We recognize that students entering the workforce face a number of unique challenges. Whether you’re looking for work to help pay the cost of tuition and bills or need a hand getting the right experience to complement your education as a step towards launching your career, we have services designed to help you get your start! We have a full range of programs we deliver and/or refer students to for government training programs and subsidies.  Our services include:

  • A Resource Centre with computers, printer, fax machine and internet access as well as a range of employment-related resources and information.
  • Career exploration resources to help you identify your career goals.
  • CPR, Service Excellence and Smart Serve Training, as well as, job search, interview and resume workshops.
  • Help to critique or to develop your resume and cover letter, and help to prepare you for an interview.
  • Job leads, as well as referrals to employers that hire exclusively through EPC!

Who can apply? 

If you’re a part-time student, you may be eligible for personalized One-on-One Employment Counselling.  In school full time? Don’t worry. Counsellors are always on hand in our Resource Centre to help you with your job search, offering you the flexibility to come and go according to your busy schedule. 

Where can I apply?

Visit or contact EPC today to speak with an Employment Counsellor or fill out your Job Search Profile online and we will contact you within one business day to suggest programs and services.

Looking for a Summer Job?  We have got them! 

Click here to look at the latest student job postings.

Want to improve your French and earn money at the same time?

The Summer-Work Student Exchange Program is aimed at 16 and 17-year-old students looking to improve their French language skills. The Program is sponsored by the Federal Government and the local MP's Office. Students earn between $1300 and $1500 in the six-week program.

For more information call toll-free 1-877-639-9987 visit the national web site  www.summer-work.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Interested in the Ontario Summer Experience Program?

The Summer Experience program offers jobs paying minimum wage for youth between 15 and 24 years of age (or up to 29 if disabled as defined under the Ontario Human Rights Code), working in critical government activities.

Click here for more info.

Looking for an internship?

The Ontario Internship Program offers two-year paid positions in a wide range of ministries and agencies across the Ontario Public Service. This entry-level program is open to people who have graduated with a recognized degree, post-diploma (graduate) certificate, or a diploma within the past two years (May 2018 to August 2020). Registration starts in January 2020 and the process starts in the same year.   Applications are closed for 2020.

For more information check out the Ontario Internship Program (OIP)website.

Curious about Youth Opportunities in Ontario?

Youth Opportunities Ontario is a website managed by the Provincial Government aimed at letting you know all of the options out there to help you reach your potential.  Click here to 'learn more'.

Still need more info?

Take a moment to review the sections on this page for more information on our programs and services, or Contact Us directly!  We’re happy to answer any of your questions.


Mission Statement

Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that aims to provide superior career development and employment-related programs and services.

Organization Background

Formerly known as the Employment Planning & Youth Career Centre, our name has changed to better reflect the diversity of employment-related programs and services offered to all members of the community.
Since our programs are supported by government employment, education, and training initiatives, you can be assured that the programs we offer provide effective outcomes. Whether you choose just one program or opt for a comprehensive range of programming and services, you'll see why we've been able to build a reputation based on quality.

Public Services & Resources

We offer access/referral to a wide variety of government-funded programs and resources to give both employers and individuals the employment edge. Please contact us at (705) 748-9110 for more detailed information and a current list of government-funded programs and resources.

Still need more info?

Take a moment to review the sections on this page for more information on our programs and services, or contact us directly!  We’re happy to answer any of your questions.


Need People?  We’ve got ‘em!

We’re an Employment Ontario funded Employment Resource focused on diversity and sustainable placement. We have a range of employer-focused programs and services geared to assist you with your hiring needs. At any given time we are working with between 150 and 200 active job seekers.  We can offer a consistent supply of personnel to augment your hiring pool and satisfy your immediate and/or long term staffing needs at NO COST, to you the employer or the job seeker.  In some instances we even have access to wage reimbursements and hiring incentives which can be applied to help offset some of the costs associated with hiring a new employee registered with one of our programs. We offer:

  • Job Matching and Placement Services.
  • Recruitment and Pre-Screening Services.
  • Interview Assistance and Job Fairs.
  • Online Job Posting and Social Marketing.
  • And Access to Employment Related Resources.

These FREE employment services can help you reduce the time and money spent on recruiting quality applicants. 

Who can access these services?

If you are licensed to operate in Ontario and provide employment in Ontario, then we want to talk to you! We work with small, medium and large business to support them in the hiring of a diversified and stable workforce. We can tailor our services to suit your business needs providing as much or as little support as you need.

Where do I start?

Give us a call at 705-748-9110 and we’d be happy to recommend the service that best suits your needs.

Want to post a job online?  Great!  We can do that for you!

EPC is a member of CERP, the Community Employment Resource Partnership. CERP maintains and promotes an online job board featuring Peterborough and Area employment opportunities. Simply fill out the job posting form by clicking here and one of our Employment Counsellors will upload your ad.

As your local Employment Resource, EPC can help to connect you to resources that can be used to help offset the cost of hiring a new employee. Some of the clients who register with us are eligible for wage reimbursements and hiring incentives. We also administer youth-oriented programs to support summer hiring. 

Our Assisted Employment Services program is designed to help unemployed and underemployed individuals, as well as those working fewer than 20 hours a week, and part-time students.  Some participants in this program are also eligible for financial assistance. Employers who hire these individuals may be eligible for wage reimbursements and/or hiring incentives. 

The $2,000 Apprenticeship Employment Signing Bonus encourages employers in the trades to register new apprentices in sectors where there is a high demand for skilled workers. Apprentices are required to be working with Employment Service Providers.
The Employer Signing Bonus will be delivered in two equal instalments over six months. To be eligible for the first instalment, employers must:

  • Meet all the specific apprenticeship requirements to provide training in the trade
  • Hire and register an apprentice

To receive the second installment, employers must:

  • Continue to employ the apprentice and provide on-the-job training for at least six months from the date that the apprentice was registered

The $1000 Apprenticeship Scholarship supports individuals who require upgrading to meet the registration standards for apprenticeship training.
An individual must have an interest in apprenticeship, not have the necessary requirements for registering in the trade of choice and be able to achieve the necessary requirements within a year.

  • Payment of $500 is awarded upfront when the individual is registered for upgrading
  • The second installment of $500 is received when the individual has successfully completed upgrading, is employed, and is registered as an apprentice.

What Is COJG?

  • Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides opportunities for employers, individually or in groups, to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.
  • The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees. Important to know:
    •  Employers can get up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
    • The training has to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.
    •    Employers with 100 or more employees need to contribute 1/2 of the training costs. Small employers with less than 100 employees need to contribute 1/6 of training costs.
    • For employer groups who want to apply for training supports the government offers a COJG Consortium Stream. The Consortium Stream allows a group of employers (two or more employers) to pool their resources to support common training objectives and goals. To apply as a consortium, the intermediary organization needs to ensure all the participating employers and trainees meet COJG requirements, and are able to make their required contribution towards the training cost.
    • Most organizations acting as an intermediary are eligible for administrative funding equal to 15% of the government contribution.

Who Benefits?

  • Employers benefit by being able to offer their employees enhanced training that meets the needs of their workforce with financial assistance from the government.
  • Employees benefit from enhanced training by further developing their skills and solidifying their position in the workforce.
  • The entire Ontario/Canadian workforce benefits by becoming better trained and more competitive in the global economy

Who Can Participate?

  • Employers who are licensed to operate in the province of Ontario and are not considered to be part of the broader public sector or a federal, provincial or municipal government agency
  • Employers must maintain appropriate WSIB or private workplace safety insurance and comply with all applicable federal and provincial human rights legislation

***A Training Consultant can provide more specific information

A Sample List Of Courses

Below is a list of potential training courses.  EPC can assist you in finding the right training course/trainer for your staff.

  • Microsoft Word Specialist
  • Accounting
  • Adobe Indesign Basics
  • Crane Safety
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis
  • Problem Resolution
  • APQA
  • Access Level 1
  • Intro to Business Management
  • Certification Part Joint Health & Safety
  • Stress Management
  • CFO Leadership Program
  • Leadership Development
  • Practical Time and Workload Management
  • First Aid Responder
  • Writing to todays business readers
  • HR Management
  • CPA Designation
  • Pediatric Echo Cardiology
  • Performance Management Training
  • CPA Designation
  • Intro to Production and Operations
  • ECE Certificate
  • Noggin Short Course
  • Fundamentals of Restoration
  • Transitions Signature Program
  • Welding
  • Project Manager
  • Sage 300ERP
  • Leadership & Performance Management
  • Lean Training Level 1& 2
  • Personal Attendant Plus 2
  • Externship Trauma Counselling
  • Quality & Advanced Quality Systems Audit
  • Pediatric Echocardiology
  • ECE Certification
  • Mede-Care Software
  • Leadership training
  • Pay Web - Time/Attendance/Payroll
  • Personal Attendant Plus 2
  • Masters Cert in Health Care Management
  • Sommelier Course
  • Peak Leadership

How Do I Get More Information?

For more information about COJG please call 705.748.9110 or visit tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/cojg/.

Let EPC host your next job fair! We have a centralized, downtown location available to employers for use FREE of charge. Looking to hire multiple people at once, or want to get the word out about your industry? We can help you plan and promote your event, collect and screen resumes, and we even help you with the interviewing process.

Where do I start?

Our Job Fair Team has a proven track record of successContact us today to get the ball rolling.

Want a summer student? We’ve got ‘em!

EPC is committed to helping connect students to local employers through our summer employment job board.

Where do I start?

For more information on this or other Employment Ontario programs and services or to register contact us!

  Want to post a student job online?  Great!  We can do that for you!

EPC is a member of CERP, the Community Employment Resource Partnership. CERP maintains and promotes an online job board featuring Peterborough and Area employment opportunities. Simply fill out the student job form by clicking here and one of our Employment Counsellors will upload your ad.

EPC offers professional and compassionate outplacement services when you’re in need.

We offer a comprehensive range of confidential employment-related services for employees of companies in the process of downsizing, closing or relocating. These services can be accessed by individual employees on a one-to-one basis or provided in a group format. You may select some or all of the following services:

  • Job Search strategies/networking techniques
  • Vocational Testing (GATB, JVIS, SII) to identify career alternatives
  • Identification of transferable skills employment counselling to identify new career opportunities
  • Development of professional resumes and cover letters
  • Interview preparation and practice
  • Access to career-related information, employment resources, and current labour market information
  • Identification of training and educational needs
  • Sourcing appropriate training programs
  • Development of return to work action plans
  • Customized workshops
  • Meeting space for Labour Adjustment Committees

Where do I start?

For more information on this or other EPC programs and services contact us!

Still need more info?

Take a moment to review the sections on this page for more information on our programs and services, or contact us directly!