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ReStart Employment Services

ReStart Employment Services is a proud supporter of women (and everyone) in the workplace!

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ReStart Employment Services is a proud supporter of women (and everyone) in the workplace!

At ReStart we provide free services and resources to Kingston community members including job seekers, employers, and entrepreneurs of all ages.

ReStart was named the winner of the 🏆"Best Employment Services"🏆 category for 2020 by Kingston Community Votes!

Here’s what we offer...


At ReStart, we can provide professional employment counselling to help you achieve your career goals.

Through collaboration, you will work one-on-one with an Employment Consultant to create a customized service plan based on your needs, qualifications and interests. Your plan will include S.M.A.R.T goals with the on-going support, problem solving, and coaching needed to successfully gain employment.

We assist with:
Resumes/Cover Letters
Job Applications
Interview Skills
Career Assessments
Labour Market Research
Paid Placements
& more!

Better Jobs Ontario

Better Jobs Ontario is an Ontario government program that helps you train for a new job. They provide financial support to help laid-off and low-income Ontarians participate in training for a new career. You can get new skills – those needed for jobs in demand now – and financial support when you qualify for Better Jobs Ontario.

Apply for costs including:
Manuals, workbooks or other instructional costs
Basic living allowance
Child care


The Youth Job Connection is a program for youth between the ages of 15 and 29.

Receive 60 hours of paid classroom training to learn job search and employment readiness skills. Following the classroom training, you will receive a paid job placement with access to mentorship, job coaching and financial support for needs such as transportation, work clothing and tools.


Between 15 and 18 and having a hard time finding a job?

By joining Youth Job Connection Summer you get:

20 hours of paid training
A Summer job that lasts for up to 8 weeks
Mentorship, job coaching, and help returning to school


As part of the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, ReStart has funding to help employers build up training for their employees so that we can maintain Ontario's competitive advantage.

Get up to $10,000 in funding for training for your payroll employees. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to build and advance the skills of your team!


At ReStart, our assisted service helps you:
Prepare your resume and cover letter
Accelerate your job searching
Perfect your interview skills
Access available supports


You may qualify for unassisted services, which include:
Computer access and IT assistance
Printers, faxes, and phones
Resume and cover letter templates
Referrals to outside resources


Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop
Motivation and Resilience For The Job Seeker Workshop
Interview Prep & Finding Job Opportunities Workshop
Preparing for NO (important transferable skills) Workshop
Wisdom Works


Whether you’re looking to learn more about local job opportunities, or you want ReStart to help you hire, job fairs help connect our community!

For job seekers, we offer virtual and in-person job fairs where you can checkout employment options at your own pace. You can also get hands-on assistance with applying from our staff.

For employers, ReStart can help you grow your business by introducing you to eager candidates. We can host your job fair at our facilities at no cost to you, and help to promote the event. We can also assist with interviews and applications, to save you time finding the right person for your team!

“Why ReStart?”

ReStart will be the primary source of help and information for job seekers in the north area of Kingston. We will work collaboratively to fulfil Employment Ontario’s vision to create a skilled and diverse workforce.

Our mission is to help people prepare for, find and keep employment. We achieve this by providing a wide range of employment services for job seekers and employers, and by building strong networks with our community partners.

We value and respect the uniqueness of each individual, employer, service partner, and community agency. We strive to provide every person with excellent service that is customized and flexible. We continuously adapt and improve by listening and responding to feedback and emerging trends.

Are you ready to see what ReStart can do for you?

Contact us today!
613-542-7373 ext. 2

Or follow us on social media!

*ReStart’s services are made possible through funding from Employment Ontario