Employment Services Elgin

About Us

Beginning in a one room office at the local YWCA, the Elgin-St. Thomas Youth Employment Counseling Centre opened its doors in 1986. Originally offering services to youth, the agency’s purpose broadened to serving all unemployed and underemployed in Elgin County. Our office has relocated six times and currently is located at 400 Talbot Street, St. Thomas. The West Lorne satellite location was opened in 1999.

We deliver Employment Ontario’s Employment Services Programs. These provincially funded programs assist individuals of all ages in finding employment. This is accomplished through access to resources and information as well as free access to employment counseling, a variety of employment workshops and assistance with job matching and placements.

With its long history of employment counseling and community involvement in a variety of projects, Employment Services Elgin has solidified its expertise in delivering relevant programming, and continues to evolve to best serve clients in a constantly changing labour market.

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Employer - Dan Van Dyk

"The Job Developer staff respond quickly, are knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Keep up the great service."

Electrical Apprentice - Jordan Debackere

"Employment Service Elgin helped me with my search for an Employer that would give me a chance to prove myself and mentor me in an electrical apprenticeship"


Employer - Karen Schuts

"The Job Developers were very helpful by providing assistance in streamlining us through the apprenticeship program. Great employer incentives. I will definitely look into hiring apprenticeships again."


Employer - Warren Silverthron

"We have plenty of praise for the Job Developers at Employment Service Elgin. They work hard to make the recruitment process a sucess for both the Employee and Employer. It's a win/win for everyone involved."

Automotive Service Technician Apprentice - Cameron Clark

"Employment Service Elgin provided guidance and information on obtaining a job that interested me. This service was very helpful in getting me the opportunity to get a job."


Employer - Ann Arrand

"Employment Services Elgin complements our recruiting process. It has been a great service in providing us with good choices and local talent that meets most of our staffing needs. The Job Developer staff respond quickly, are knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Keep up the great service."

Employment Ontario Client - Cindy Scott

"They were instrumental in my placement with Arva industries. I truly apprieciate their time and belief in me to find a job that is such a great fit!"

Employment Ontario Client - Adele Langille

A special thanks to Employment Service Elgin, who worked so hard and were instrumental in finding me a position with Arva Industries, my new home.