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Site: Employment Solutions - Blind River

Service: Ontario Employment Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Call Blind River office for information on locations and hours of operation (which move around and change often) in Thessalon, Bruce Mines, Iron Bridge, Spanish, Sagamok, Cutler and Serpent River
Description (Service)
  • Provides comprehensive employment and job search services 
  • Offers assessment of skills, interests and experience 
  • Provides job search strategies, including resume preparation 
  • Offers information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities 
  • Coordinates on-the-job training, work experience 
  • Offers help in maintaining employment 
  • Provides information and referral to other employment and community services
Second Career Program  
  • Provides skills training and financial support for laid-off workers
Services for employers 
  • Offers help in identifying human resource skills requirements 
  • Provides matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience 
  • Provides support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention
Canada-Ontario Job Grant 
  • Provides financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees
  • Assistance available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees
Youth Job Connection 
  • Offers paid pre-employment training, job matching, paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers 
  • Also provides mentorship and education and work transitions supports
Youth Job Connection Summer 
    Provides summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

Hours Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Wed 8:30 am-5 pm 
Summer hours: Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm * Wed 8:30 am-6 pm
Areas Served Blind River ; Bruce Mines ; Cutler ; Iron Bridge ; Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation ; Serpent River ; Spanish ; Thessalon
  • Anyone, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals, employers
Assisted services
  • Services such as supported job search, job matching and placement, job retention services
  • People who are unemployed and out of school
Youth Job Connection
  • Ontario residents 15-29 years who are eligible to work in Canada, unemployed, not attending school full time and experiencing multiple barriers to employment
Youth Job Connection Summer
  • Ontario residents 15-18 years who intend to continue high school or go on to postsecondary education after the job placement
  • Focus is on those facing challenging life circumstances and at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work
  • Call or drop in
Note: for general information on Employment Ontario services call the toll-free Employment Ontario contact centre at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY 1-866-533-6339) or visit ;
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-356-1611
Toll Free Phone 1-888-356-2836
Fax 705-356-0595
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact LeeAnn Blondeau, Team Leader; Email:
Alternate Contact Amber Taylor, Employment Consultant; Email:
Located In Community Blind River
Address 1 Industrial Park Rd, Suite 205
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
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Intersection Industrial Park Rd and White Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 1868 
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development